The Hunt Goes On

Where we feel the real estate agents are failing us is in showing us enough places.  Now, with the “power” of the internet, we can arrange to see places on our own.  We’re trying to pick up the slack by calling or emailing people who are advertising their apartments on the website http://www.encuentra24.com.  (We’ve been […]

House Hunting

On Tuesday we were whisked to the school for the first time.  It’s quite a trek out of the city: 30-40 minute drive.  It is near an area of the city called Brisas de Golf (breezes of golf…I think). Obviously, the area of the city is near a golf course. [retraction: either I misunderstood the […]

Whirlwind Tour

Our day today began at 8:30am.  The school had arranged for us board a bus and see the city.  It was supposed to give us a brief idea of the history of Panama and a sense of where we might choose to live in the approaching days at we soon search for a place to […]

First Day in the City

First impressions are always dodgy, especially when it comes to judging countries. I think about my in-laws who, I think, had two female taxi-drivers when they visited Sofia, Bulgaria.  I lived there for two years and didn’t even see a female taxi-driver.  However, I couldn’t have blamed them if they had returned to Canada and […]

There’s a New Boss in Town

We’ve landed. We’ve arrived. We’re tired. Our day began at 9am on the Airporter: I wanted to be there in lots of time for our 2:30pm flight. When we checked-in, they moved us to an earlier flight: we moved smoothly through customs and boarded just before take-off.  This gave us enough time to enjoy a […]