Panama: Privacy Lost

A friend told us about a local Costa Rica bank with ties to a Panama bank, making it simple to open a Panama bank account. Everybody knows if you want privacy in banking, you go to Panama. What everybody doesn’t know is that, these days, not only does Panama put...

Panama: The Perfect Retirement Haven?

“Panama is all that,” reports just about everyone. Costa Rica is fabulous, too. So fabulous, we’ve decided to stay for the time being. Forever? I don’t know. Is anything forever? Once we realized returning to the states after our Year Abroad...

A Day In David

Was enough David [da-VEED] for ‘dis broad… Welp, that’s David. A bustling, energetic capitalist city selling everything you can imagine. No sign ordinance here, oh no. A bit overwhelming. We didn’t go into any of the stores, except for the cell...

De Plane

When I first started going to Key West back in the late 70’s, we would fly a puddle jumper from Miami to the southernmost city. Usually a tiny propellor plane with about 12 seats. And everyone was served a Tequila Sunrise. That was the only thing you were...

“Whaddya Expect for 900 Bucks?”

When you blog, you “meet” people all over the world who also blog. Bloggers, as I’m sure you have realized by now, are fascinating people. Ok, maybe that’s a stretch. Maybe we are just verbose. Verbose and usually cheerful. I have a blogger...

“Estamos Volando!”

“We are flying!” That’s the motto of Air Panama, our hosts this morning as we wing our way to David, Panama in the province of Chiriquí. Actually, right now we are preparing to wing our way… still have 1/2 hour before the plane leaves. No sign...