Moon Living Abroad in Panama
By Miriam Butterman
First Edition, January 2010
Writer, editor, and teacher Miriam Butterman left her home in New York to make a new life in Panama—and hasn’t looked back. In Moon Living Abroad in Panama, she shares her firsthand advice on making the move easy for all who want to follow in her footsteps.
Moon Living Abroad in Panama is packed with essential information and must-have details on setting up daily life, including obtaining visas, arranging finances, gaining employment, choosing schools, and finding health care. This relocation guide also includes practical advice on how to rent or buy a home for a variety of needs and budgets. With extensive color and black and white photos, illustrations, and maps, Moon Living Abroad in Panama will help you find your bearings as you settle into your new home and life abroad.
What’s inside Moon Living Abroad in Panama
Here’s what author Miriam Butterman loves about Panama:
- Early morning walks through Cerro Ancon’s jungle foliage while glimpsing Panama City breathing below.
- Sunsets along the Panama Canal.
- The decadence of Avenida Central and the real people who live, work, and thrive on it daily.
- The rustic beauty of a Caribbean coastal town.
- Hearing three to four languages spoken on a given day.
- Women walking with umbrellas to shade them from the sun.
- The quiet return to the old days of Bocas Town in off-season.
- Going to El Valle to feel the air of early autumn.
- Crossing the Bridge of the Americas, leaving the city skyline behind, and driving over one of the world’s most amazing engineering feats, the Panama Canal.
- Pulpo al ajillo (octopus in garlic sauce).
- Discovering a new tropical fruit every day.
- The jovial and laidback Panamanian spirit.
Excerpted from the First Edition of Moon Living Abroad in Panama.