The adventure begins

In less than 48 hours we will be en route to the Republic of Panama. This trip is exploratory, a chance to tour the country, see the beaches, mix with the people, immerse ourselves in the language and in general get a feel for what Panama may be like as a permanent residence. We’ve always been a couple of dreamers, so it’s likely we’ll do what we’ve always done: we’ll over-anticipate, romanticize and drink in all the hype and effusion about this new (to us) land and its promise. The difference this time is that we’ve done extensive research on Panama as a place to live, and we have a reasonably good feel right now of the pluses & minuses we’ll find there. We’ve read each and every post from Kris & Joel Cunningham, The Panama Adventure. We’ve dug into ‘Loving retirement in Panama‘, and Holly Carter’s always amusing/frank/engaging ‘Let the adventure begin.’ It’s become pretty obvious to us that folks who relocate to Panama share our love of the unknown, our belief that, as Mariah says, “I’d rather have a passport full of stamps than a house full of stuff.” So on to Panama we go… Continue reading “The adventure begins”