Panama City Nightlife

Looking for something hot to do tonight in Panama City? Well, maybe not actually tonight, a Monday night, but maybe Monday night, especially if you’re a gringo or gringa living in Panama City. Are you on vacation? Retired? If so, Monday night is the same as any other night, and that means it’s a night to have fun. If you’re working in Panama City, maybe it was one of those Mondays and you just need to get out and forget it’s Monday. Either way, there’s plenty to do, see and experience any night of the week.

The National Theater of Panama is more than a hundred years old, but has been renovated in the past ten years and provides a Read more

Pesky Mosquitoes – Mosquito-Borne Diseases

If you are concerned about mosquito-borne diseases while in Panama, keep in mind this isn’t the 1930’s, or even the 1950’s. To be infected from a mosquito isn’t as easy as it was back then. First of all, you must be bitten by the same mosquito that previously bit a person infected with a transmittable disease such as malaria or dengue fever. With the high quality of health care in Panama, it is rare to find a person currently infected with these diseases.

Mosquito-Borne Diseases

If by remote chance that pesky mosquito does happen to find someone carrying such a disease, and the mosquito then becomes a carrier, its range of potential harm is limited in two ways. First, the Read more

Sunburn – How bad is it?

When we were kids everybody got sunburn at one time or another. Noxema was a popular remedy, rub it on your shoulders and back, put on a soft white t-shirt and hope it wouldn’t blister and peel too badly. Even if we didn’t burn, we were proud to show off our tan lines as souvenirs from a day of fun.

But that was in the days before reports of a thinning ozone layer and increased reports of skin cancer, sometimes deadly. And here, closer to the equator, no matter how light or dark your skin is, you’ll want to take extra precautions to protect it.

Start with a hat, brim wide enough to protect your face and the back of Read more

TEFL or CELTA Certification?

Getting started teaching English abroad can be quite overwhelming, especially in the very beginning. If you are new to teaching English as a second language, you have likely spent some time reading about the different certifications. And now you’re wondering, ‘TEFL or CELTA certification – which do I need’ Or you may be thinking, ‘Do I really need to be certified at all?’

The short answer is no. You don’t need to get any form of certification, but it is most definitely recommended. In almost any country, you will be able to find schools that will hire a native English speaker whether they are certified or not. I spent many years teaching in one Latino country sans certification, and Read more

Maritime Week Panama 2014 – May 19-23

Maritime Week Panama 2014

Maritime Week Americas 2014 will be held in Panama, one of the greatest maritime centres in the world and right at the heart of some of the most exciting changes impacting the global shipping, port and bunkering industries today.

The week-long series of key maritime week Panama 2014 events will include:

THE MUST-ATTEND THREE-DAY CONFERENCE MWA Conference 2014  FOUR KEY ONE-DAY COURSES An Introduction to LNG Bunkering An Introduction to Shipping IBIA Basic Bunker Course (English) IBIA Basic Bunker Course (Spanish) TWO IMPORTANT HALF-DAY SEMINARS Managing Bunker Claims Bunker Risk Management ONE THREE-DAY MARITIME SERVICES EXHIBITION Exhibition THREE SPECTACULAR EVENINGS OF NETWORKING Networking

 As well as exclusive field trips and a spectacular variety of networking activities Read more

Panama getting job done with Subways

The first section of Panama's subway line opened just 2 weeks ago, but plans are already well underway for a second line. The initial project, which cost about $2 billion, is a 13.7 kilometer line, the first of its kind in Central America. The proposed second metro line would run 23 kilometers and have 17 stations, according to Roberto Roy, the executive secretary of the subway. While Line 1 covers the massive population of San Miguelito, the following addition will extend service to Panama's most populated residential districts. The next section will encompass Tocumen, while future proposals may encompass Arraijan and La Chorrera.

Semana Santa Panama

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Semana Santa is started yesterday in Panama with Palm Sunday being April 13, 2014. Celebrations in Panama will continue throughout the week, ending on Sábado Santo, April 19, 2014. Semana Santa, or Holy Week, is a religious holiday in origin. It begins on the date that Jesus entered Jerusalem on a donkey, and was received with palms laid down upon the pathway. The end of Semana Santa marks the start of the Easter celebrations. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Semana Santa Panama

Panama is a predominantly Catholic country, and there is not the same separation of church and State as there is in the United States. Therefore, the whole religious holiday concept is a lot more widespread than many foreigners Read more

Panama’s Subway Unveiled

Panama City's subway system was unveiled on Saturday night.

Airbox Express Opens Virtual Branch

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Airbox Express has long been a popular choice for expats for online shopping shipping and now their services have gotten even better. Airbox Express recently announced its newly designed website, (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

The new website is designed to act as a Virtual Branch of the company, and offers many of the same features as a physical location. From the website you can easily access all of your account and shipping information. For example, if you need to track your package, the new Airbox Express site now offers an online tracking feature. You can also use the free online calculator to estimate shipping from Amazon, eBay, and any other online store. You can also log in Read more

Kiwanis Golf Tournament

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You’re invited to join in the fun at the first annual Kiwanis Golf Tournament at the Tucán Golf Club. The tournament starts at 8 am on Saturday March 29, 2104. The cost is 120 dollars per player.

Bordered by lush tropical forests , TCC&R Golf Course It’s a beautiful golf course masterfully designed by the most prominent experts in golf courses development around the world. The golf course borders the rainforest famous to Panama, and offers panoramic views of the Panama Canal and the SkyLine of the City. Designed to ensure the integrity of the surrounding tropical flora and fauna, the course at Tucan is a paradise of its own. The course reveals a par-72 layout that stretches 6,618 yards. Read more