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Expat Report Expat Banking in Panama City, Panama by panamalee was published
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What advice would you offer others about banking abroad?
Opening an account in a Panama bank is very difficult today due to the new reporting requirements imposed by the USA. (Continue)
A reader commented on the Expat Report Moving to Panama City, Panama
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What advice would you give someone preparing to move to your area about the actual move, choosing a neighborhood and finding a home?
Travel as light as you can.Open yourself to the experience of daily life where you land. Don't choose a permanent base-of-operations until you have considered EVERYTHING that is important to you, and that you've been to other areas of Panama. It's a small country with amazing diversity. Give yourself the opportunity to experience the banquet!!!! (Continue)
williamcombs replied most recently with:
am seriously interested in panama city area furnished apartment 2 BR overlooking bay. I am 100% VA disabled and have VA disability to live on. approximately 2000 a month. can anyone help me want to try to move in Feb. have passport no visa or other documents needed if any. am retired so not looking for work. have been searching the internet for information on life in panama. was there for 3 yrs in army at corundu on the fort clayton side if any one knows the area. really loved that area. help please.
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hi, I would like to moving to Panama city in few months, however i'm not that prodigious in the knowledge of the situation in Panama. for example the life style, the best place to be. which are the association whom help new citizen in Panama? for the work? found cheap accommodation? thanks in advance for every advice whom will be welcoming. choona
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A reader commented on the Expat Report Moving to Panama City, Panama
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What advice would you give someone preparing to move to your area about the actual move, choosing a neighborhood and finding a home?
Get a feel for the area by driving around, gauging traffic (it's terrible in Panama), checking out amenities and entertainment nearby. Stay away from the casino and nighlife streets as the noise and activity (bad and good) is constant all week. Paitilla and Pacifica are close enough so you can sleep in peace and get to your favorite club or casino in 15 minutes. (Continue)
erdocsmom replied most recently with:
When you say you wouldn't bring anything metal I wondered about our adjustable Tempurpedic bed. It's n adjustable bed with a metal frame. . Also we have a Labrabor retriever and will need at least a small yard for her. How difficult will that be to find? Any idea of prices three bedroom, two bath with a small yard? Good to know if we live a bit farther out the prices aren't too bad.
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Very honest and helpful insights.
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A reader commented on the Expat Report Moving to Panama City, Panama
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What advice would you give someone preparing to move to your area about the actual move, choosing a neighborhood and finding a home?
The best thing I can say about my apt. is that I know where my leaks are. 7 or 8 months of rainy season (sunny mornings, you get out, do your errands early, then afternoon showers. It took me two years to know that Windex kills ants. Silicone seal around EVERYthing. Neighborhood - we got lucky. We chose the apt., and were clueless about the neighborhood, except the info the broker was pushing. (Continue)
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IF YOU HAD ONLY TWO WEEKS TO CHECK OUT PANAMA CITY, WHICH MONTH WOULD CHOOSE AND I WANT TO RETURN IF THE BEST MONTH WORKS OUT. WHICH WOULD BE THE WORST
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Nice job! What neighborhoods in Panama City best meet your advice under "How did you choose your neighborhood and find your home or apartment?"?
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A reader commented on the Expat Report Info about Panama Dining Club in Panama City, Panama
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Describe your group.
The Panama Dining Club is a relaxed group for native Englishspeakers who live in Panama and enjoy exploring the many great restaurants that this city has to offer. We are Panamenians, Americans, British, Irish, Germans, Canadians and a few other nationalities too. (Continue)
A reader replied most recently with:
Does the club still exist? The email address does not work!? Pls advise. Thanks, Anja anja_australia@web.de
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My wife and I will be in Panama City next week thu the 20th and are interested in your dinner meetings and would like to join you. If you are having a meeting the 12th thru our stay please let us know. We are considering moving to Panama and would like to hear about your experiences there. Please email us at yodeejay1@comcast.net
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A reader commented on the Expat Report Info about Panama Expat Center in Panama City, Panama
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Describe your group.
A place that welcomes newcomers to Panama. Information, tips and advise. Free. Book swap library, maps, etc. Free. (Continue)
A reader replied most recently with:
Palm Sunday Dear Gomzalo - I am presently in Costa Rica and am planning to move to Panama. I am thinking about Boquete. Any iother suggestions. I have a house here which I will sell. Can you suggest a real estate agent? Thanks for any ideas. Priscilla Cook priscilla.cook@mygait.coom
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A reader commented on the Expat Report Review of Crossroads Christian Academy in Panama City, Panama
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How would you describe the facilities at this school? What extra-curricular activities are available?
It is a young school, though credited, providing a great education for my child. It is a small school (by design), but is able to provide all options my children want. (Continue)
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Thank you! This helps a ton.
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Expat Report Culture Shock in Panama City, Panama was published
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What are some things you appreciate most about the new culture?
Respect for the family, Community Spirit, Patriotism (Continue)
Expat Report Having a Baby in Panama City, Panama was published
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Describe your experience giving birth there. What type of facility did you go to? What (if any) type of pain management did you use? How long did you stay in the hospital? Was it a positive experience? Etc...
I went to the Centro Medico Paitilla in downtown Panama City. It's a modern hospital with english speaking doctors, however, while not all of the support staff (nurses, technicians) are bi-lingual - they are all very caring and professional.

I was given an epidural to manage all pain.

I stayed in the hospital ten days, the much lower costs ensured my insurance company did not have any issues with the length of stay. Delivered twins, had two neonatal teams on hand for the delivery, private room for 10 days - all for under $6,000. (Continue)

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