A reader just emailed to ask about how to get around and where to stay in Las Tablas. She's thinking about coming here for the New Year's celebration. How to Get Around in Las Tablas Panama has an efficient bus system. Although it might involve a … [Read more...] about Where to Stay in Las Tablas, Panama
Don't get me wrong -- there's more that do I like about Panama than not, and living here has been good for us. But once in a while the differences just rub me the wrong way. So, in the interests of full disclosure, a balanced look at the country, … [Read more...] about 10 Things I Hate About Panama
Often I'm asked questions like, "I'm bringing my dog/cat with me when I move to Panama. Is there a decent veterinarian in Las Tablas?" We moved to Las Tablas, Panama with our three dogs in the spring of 2012. Before leaving the US, they were loaded … [Read more...] about Excellent Small Animal Veterinarian in Las Tablas, Panama
One recent Sunday morning, my husband and I drove from our home in Las Tablas to the city of Penome, Panama to take a look around. Penonome is located about a two-hour drive west of Panama City. It's in Cocle Province and sits right on the … [Read more...] about A Day in Penonome, Panama [video]
One of the questions I'm seeing most often these days has to do with finding a place to live in Panama -- specifically in Las Tablas. We've had the pleasure of meeting several couples recently who are thinking of moving to Las Tablas, but finding a … [Read more...] about Readers Ask: How do you find a Rental Home in Las Tablas, Panama?
Recently I received an email that asked: "It looks like there are some new gated communities but we can't find any info on them other than some YouTube videos with very little information. Are there any websites with sales listings?" Good luck with … [Read more...] about Las Tablas, Panama: Looking for a Gated Community?
I moved to Panama expat one year ago. On March 13, 2012, I landed -- along with my mini-mountain of luggage -- at Tocumen International Airport in Panama City. My first few days here were pretty stressful. I'd flown down by myself to find … [Read more...] about My First Year Living in Panama
I've just discovered a wonderful new place to eat in Las Tablas, Panama! Apparently it's been open for six months or so but it didn't show up on my radar until last week. A few weeks back I wrote about having a fancy lunch up in Chitre. At that time … [Read more...] about Las Tablas, Panama: A New(ish) Restaurant
Finding a place to live in Panama's interior is very different from what you're probably used to in the US, Canada or Europe. In those places, whether you're renting or buying, there are agencies you can visit and professionals who can help. While … [Read more...] about Finding a Place to Live in Panama: Reader Questions Answered
You can find tipico lunches everywhere -- but where on Panama's Azuero Peninsula do you go for an elegant mid-day dining experience? One choice in Chitre stands out. Every once in a while I like to take time out in the middle of my day for … [Read more...] about A Fancy Lunch on Panama’s Azuero Peninsula