You may think Panama City (affectionately referred to by its airport call letters, PTY) is just another megalopolis of steel and concrete. But don't be so quick to judge. Yes, it's bustling. And yes, it's booming. Yet Metropolitan Natural Park provides vast green space right in the city proper.
What I’m about to say may sound overly simplistic. But as an investor you want to put your money where the growth is. And right now the growth is not in America. It’s overseas.
Despite all the rhetoric out of Washington these days, you can bet we will see tax hikes this year. They might not be overt. Instead, we could see stealth taxes go up first…parking fees, garbage collection, vehicle registrations and the like.
If I had to pick just one city for year-round living in Colombia, I’d have to recommend Medellín. Despite the old stereotypes, today’s Medellín is modern and cosmopolitan…clean and safe. And it’s also a great buy right now.
Sandra Dayton pours me a shot of Xtabentun, a sticky liqueur made of honey and anis. It tastes just like Good ‘n Plenty candies, I think. Sandra says it is “good for gas” and “you’ll need it because we’re going to be working on your stomach.” What have I gotten myself into now, I wonder? Sandra settles in to tell me her story.
Panama offers expats what is arguably the best retiree-incentive program on the planet. Thanks to its second-to-none pensionado program, you can have a First-World lifestyle at Third-World prices.
Early on Sunday mornings, when the air is fresh and cool and the Gulf of Mexico’s blue waters are still as glass, I often walk along the malecón—seaside boardwalk—that is a five-minute walk from my house in Campeche, Mexico.
I was visiting family in Arizona recently and needed a washer…a tiny, rubber washer for a leaking faucet that’s been out of production since the 1980s.