The rain in Panama

One of the things I love about Panama, are the ferocious downpours, the rain in Panama They are soooo primal, it’s wonderful to hear & be around (not get caught in LOL). While I was in Boquete, the rain was very cold, so I don’t suggest you get caught up in that. In Panama city … Read more

Aloe Vera in Panama

So one positive thing about Panama is their Aloe Vera. They use it for a lot of medicinal reasons & the leaves are HUGE. Maybe not as big as in the Orient, but much larger than you see in North America although I haven’t lived in warm climates in the US to know if they … Read more

Nice Security Guard

So I recommend that if you are going to live in Panama without a car, that you get a trolly, stroller or something that carries bags. If you are going to hire a driver, you won’t need this, but if you are taking the bus or taxis & you do more shopping than just going … Read more

Laundry to the rescue

So instead of killing myself lugging laundry all over the place, I decided to ask my landlord’s interpreter to ask the neighbor if he would let me use his washing machine if I gave him $2. Unfortunately the landlord didn’t help & then ignored my text. He’ll rush to answer the phone if he’s collecting … Read more

Excuse Me

So I know I’ve said that some people think Panamanians are rude & I’m sure I have a post with examples where they are, but lately I’ve been noticing a lot of Panamanians saying, “excuse me” when they need to get by. I don’t know if it’s only the upper middle class I’m noticing in … Read more

Positives for Today

I just LOVE IT when I meet nice people in Panama. It makes things feel so much better amongst all the negative. One thing I’ve learned to ask when someone goes out of their way to help me, is, “Where are you from, are you Panamanian?” And 9/10 they aren’t from here. If I don’t … Read more

Nice Waiter

So I stopped into this Internet Cafe on Via Argentina in El Congrejo that now includes food. It seems to be busy probably because they offer $5 lunches. Anyway, the waiter spoke enough English that things went fairly smoothly. He was so nice, that he gave me extra choices off the menu at no charge … Read more

I asked for help & got it

So while this company is driving me UP THE WALL, the one girl there who speaks English was kind enough to help me. I askedĀ  her if she could call the fridge people (I bought a used fridge & it wasn’t working), as they hadn’t shown up to fix it. She was kind enough to … Read more

Organika health food store

So if you are looking for a health food store in Panama, it will be difficult. There aren’t many choices at all, but I have to give a HUGE shout out to Maria from Organika in Panama City in Punta Paitilla (sp?). While she doesn’t always call me back when she says she will (unfortunately … Read more

Lovely Couple

So I live in Arraijan now & every day a produce comes by. Their produce sucks, but on Sundays, this van comes by. It’s run by a couple. He’s Caribbean I’m sure, his wife I don’t know, but they are lovely people & his English isn’t that bad. Not advanced, but enough to communicate with. … Read more