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First Edition, January 2010
Pages: 368

Price: $19.95 USD
ISBN: 9781598802436

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ISBN: 9781598805239

Moon Living Abroad in Panama

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.

Here’s what author Miriam Butterman loves about Panama:
  • Hammocking.
  • 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.

Miriam Butterman

Miriam Butterman is a freelance writer who left New York City for Panama with a two-year contract and the idea that she would return to Manhattan. Nine years later, she holds residency in Panama. A language arts and writing teacher by career, Miriam has also worked as a business manager within the hospitality industry in Central America, an experience that further developed her expertise on living and working abroad.

Miriam has worked as an editor for the Panama Eagle and as a journalist for the Panama Star, Central America’s oldest English-language news source, and has contributed to Panama 9°80°, a travel and leisure magazine. She has also forayed into the local music scene as a singer, working with Panamanian artists and musicians. She currently owns a home in the reverted Canal Zone area, and enjoys the sights and sounds of the tropics from her writing desk.