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Colombia: Pollution in Medellin....Never!!!!!:

I was in Medellin last March. Two red pollution alerts (that I know of) during that time. I saw air pollution almost all the way to the Rio Negro airport. Also learned that street crime was up 3x from a few years ago (from a Spanish news source). Remarkable city though in other ways.

Panama: Rent a Scooter of Motorcycle:

Be aware that unless you have Panama legal residency you only have 90 days valid on your foreign drivers license. In Chiriqui province that are aggressively impounding these violators to the tune of $500 or so to get your vehicle back.

Mexico: Queretaro Good or Bad?:

Queretaro along with Monterrey are the high tech centers in Mexico, with Queretaro being signifantly safer (at least according to Anybody spent time there?

Panama: Golf Cart:

Don't drive one on the streets of Boquete. They will tow u in a heartbeat, to the tune of $500. Don't know if you can get one plated to make it legal, with insurance, etc. Then OK to use on the streets. Don't really see them though.

Panama: Immigrating to Panama:

Confirmation bias is rampant with comments like Boquete is great (an opinion). I and many other expats with 10 yrs here or so don't agree. Panama is one of the few places that requires attorneys to get residency. Mexico or Colombia not needed and finding a good atty is a very dicey proposition. Also the requirements are stricter or more expensive in Panama. Panama has multiples of homicide and highway fatality rates as the US. Everything I just posted is fact and not opinion. You can msg me if you want.

Panama: Visa Problems:

Older women are hooking up with way younger men now for many the same reasons. I wouldn't be judgmental about men doing this. I would be judgmental about not using common sense.

Panama: African-American Expats:

If you are a foreigner you can be singles out for "special" treatment. See:


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