Beautiful Condo in PerlaMar at CasaMar minutes from Coronado For Sale or Rent

As time goes by things change. We really enjoyed our time in Panama and had tons of new experiences and met some amazing people. In meeting these people we have met some great families, which in turn made us miss ours and even want to start our own. So we have returned to California. Which means our beautiful fully furnished Condo in PerlaMar at CasaMar is For Sale or Rent.

Thank you to all the wonderful people in Panama that made our life changing adventure fun and eye opening.

Condo Details are below

Brand New fully furnished with all new furnishings and appliances. Includes everything, turn key ready to move in just bring clothes.

If you are interested in seeing to rent or purchase just ask to check for availability.

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Disregard the phone number on the flyer above, feel free to email us or contact our Realtor  if you have spent much time in the area you know him.

David Bayliss

Representative

Here is a link to the listing

Here is a link to the virtual tour

Treacherous driving in Panama, be careful

So when we first moved to Panama, we knew we needed a vehicle right away, as renting can get quite expensive. Despite what many people warned in regards to purchasing a USA Brand, I having never owned an import as in a vehicle not from North America, we purchased a Jeep. The reason many people recommend not buying a USA Brand is that parts are very difficult to come by and people that are familiar with working on them as well. Regardless we purchased a Jeep and it treated us well.

After driving in Panama for nearly 6 months I apparently got a bit to comfortable and neglected to be overly cautious. As anyone that has ever been in a vehicle in Panama will soon realize that the roads are a bit sketchy, for one the signage is in Spanish, two many deep potholes exist through out the Country of Panama and three people are very aggressive and can be dangerous drivers. Tiffany and I have grown up within an hour of the 2nd Largest City in the USA, Los Angeles, which has nearly 4 million people. However despite the size and quantity of people in LA, the roads are quite safe and functional, yes you may often have and extra hour added to your commute in or around LA but for the most part people observe the paint on the ground and the rules of the road. This being said we were certainly shocked at the driving in Panama, as many people simply disregarded speed limits, paint on the ground indicating lanes and even driving in the shoulder/emergency lane for miles and miles.

Hopefully that paints the pictures, so as mentioned we were in Panama nearly 6 months accident free. I was making one of the treacherous returnos/U-Turns and a speeding car nailed me in our nice Jeep, this then pushed me into a taxi cab. Boom 3 car accident, what a shame, everyone involved was safe other than being very shaken up.  Now in Panama you are supposed to remain in the same spot where the accident occurred, which I was aware of but being shaken up and growing up around get out of the road strategy of the USA, I moved to the side of the road, Oops. So after waiting for the Policia to arrive and contacting my insurance company. I followed protocol which is a breathalyzer to be sure no one was drinking as this seems to be an issue even at 11 am.

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What’s Happening in The US Today

Sometimes living in a foreign country you forget about the smaller or less celebrated holidays! I know it happened to us for sure! Thanksgiving and Christmas are surely not forgotten but what about those other holidays that might have simply meant a three day weekend for you? Or maybe just a good time to buy appliances?

Well today in the US is President’s Day or as its lesser known as Washington’s Birthday! 

Washington’s Birthday is a United States federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday of February, meaning it can occur the 15th through the 21st inclusive, in honor of George Washington, the first President of the United States, who was born on February 22, 1732. Colloquially, it is widely known as Presidents Day and is often an occasion to remember all the presidents, not just George Washington or Abraham Lincoln, whose birthday is also in February.The term “Presidents Day” was coined in a deliberate attempt to change the holiday into one honoring multiple presidents.

The day is also a state holiday in most states with official names including Presidents’ Day, President’s Day and Washington’s and Lincoln’s Birthday. Depending upon the specific law, the state holiday might celebrate officially Washington alone, Washington and Lincoln, or some other combination of U.S. presidents (such as Washington and the third president Thomas Jefferson, who was instead born in April).

 

 

Coronado, Panama…..Not To Be Confused With San Diego

Back in the 1940s, Coronado was just a few sleepy ranches alongside an unspoiled stretch of blue Pacific and black-and-white speckled beaches. However, Coronado is now a highly popular beach town on the Pacific coast of Panama.

Located an hour from Panama City, it is on the ‘Arco Seco’ (‘dry arch’) stretch of coastline, so named because of the remarkably low rainfall it receives each year.

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WHO Says That Mosquito-borne Zika virus is ‘spreading explosively’

From January 29th, 2016 Aljazeera Online Article:

The World Health Organization expects infection of up to four million people as agency assesses level of global emergency.

The mosquito-borne Zika virus may infect up to four million people, the World Health Organization said, as the agency convened to decide if the outbreak should be declared an international health emergency.

Margaret Chan, WHO director-general, said in a statement on Thursday that the level of alarm was “extremely high”.

“Last year, the virus was detected in the Americas, where it is now spreading explosively. As of today, cases have been reported in 23 countries and territories in the region,” Chan said.

“Arrival of the virus in some places has been associated with a steep increase in the birth of babies with abnormally small heads and [with] cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome.” The syndrome can cause temporary paralysis.

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USA to Panamá with 4 dogs

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