Life as an Expat…the bumps, the bothers, the beauty

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Back from Bocas

December 13, 2005 By: admin Category: Beaches, Birds, Bocas, Insects, Manana Culture No Comments →

Didn’t know I was going to stay that long, but one thing lead to another and quite honestly, I was loving it there so much, I didn’t want to leave. I wrote 22 pages of journals, but since you’re all so familiar with Panama, I can sum them up simply by speaking about a few stand outs. (more…)


March 05, 2005 By: admin Category: Casco Viejo, Customs & Culture, Dry Season, Humidity, Insects, Learning Spanish, Manana Culture, NYC, Noise, Real Estate No Comments →

Well, it feels akin to that in-between hair stage on this board right now. There are lots of things happening in the neighborhood, but I’m not well enough informed to actually write about any of it.


August 28, 2004 By: admin Category: Manana Culture, Uncategorized No Comments →

I thought the header of one of my morning readings today described the Panamanian attitude well: “How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then rest afterward.” –Spanish proverb

One of my favorites that I happened to repeat to a couple of folks yesterday was, in theory, an old Japanese proverb: “A man who is not a rebel at 20 has no heart. A man who is still a rebel at 40 has no head.”

My 5 Minute Real Estate Career and Turtle Eggs for Supper

August 13, 2004 By: admin Category: Artesania, Bocas, Casco Viejo, Customs & Culture, Dogs, Manana Culture, Noise, Real Estate No Comments →

Yeah…the Panamanian attitude of Manana is hitting me. Actually, when I opened this, it was in lieu of having the skill set to build a website and horrible baggage from nightmares with developers in my all too current previous life in NYC. So it was mainly for sharing my photos and journals as opposed to me expecting it to get the kind of activity VEW and CEW and AIP get. Having said that, I do hope to put together a killer website that might offer a lot of comprehensive information without soliciting tour packages or hiding behind fake magazines to sell overpriced real estate, etc.


A double killing in Casco Viejo

July 23, 2004 By: admin Category: Casco Viejo, Customs & Culture, Dogs, Manana Culture, NYC, Noise No Comments →

July 23, 2004…There was a double killing in Casco Viejo last night and all I can say is `two down, one to go.’ Someone poisoned two dogs in the building next door a couple of hours after I was tempted to post on a Yahoo board to find out what the consequences of killing the neighbor’s dogs might be. Now before you get the wrong idea, I do consider myself a dog person. But the incessant barking for weeks on end was enough to make me want to kill. (more…)

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