We were in Central America for six months before we discovered new friends thought we had violent, nefarious tendencies! We share that hilarious story and other memories, as guests on KOHI radio in Oregon USA, from our recently completed “Good Life” tour to Costa Rica and Panama. Also, we discuss our new adventure, an “Open Heart” tour, that starts in August.
Our podcast guest is Nanette Witmer, a correspondent for International Living magazine. Nanette has lived in Panama for seven years and shares her experiences about expat living in one of the most popular destinations for North American expats.
We met a delightful retired woman in Panama we are calling “Linda.” This is Linda’s story of working in the multi-billion dollar offshore sports betting industry for a high-profile, three-time felon. Posing as a wealthy independent investor, she traveled the world with her company lawyer opening multimillion dollar bank accounts with the proceeds of her business. Listen to her fascinating story below.
Before our first cup of morning tea on February 26, 2019 in our rental house in Playa Coronado, Panama, Rich suffered a mini-stroke later diagnosed as a TIA (Transient Ischemic Attack).
We were 90 minutes from the country’s best medical care in the top-notch private hospitals of Panama City. We wasted no time rushing to San Fernando hospital. Follow the link to listen to our story.
We were hoping for low-key, year-end holidays. Instead, we battled a homegrown fire — on Christmas Eve! Nothing a little recovery time by our pool didn’t cure — along with two weeks of nursing Paul’s minor burns. Sadly now, our three-month visit to Costa Rica is ending. But included are nuggets on two reasonably priced Costa Rican properties we rented — one, a killer cabina near playa Bejuco with a pool for less than $50 per night and, the other, a modern two-bedroom with a balcony and a stunning view of wind-swept Lake Arenal (near Tronodora/Tilaran) for less than $40 per night. Medical tourism, our upcoming travel to Panama and more. Have a listen.
We Skyped with our friend Nancy in Oregon USA and told her the story of our first 72 hours in Costa Rica. Unexpectedly, we had an immediate change of plans that saved us thousands of dollars! And we met a couple incredible people who changed our three months here. All in the first 72 hours!
Thanks to KOHI-AM radio in Oregon USA we recorded our first podcast on November 2, 2018. We covered a wide range of topics including our recent journey to India, Sri Lanka and Japan. We also talked about our 2018-2019 travels to Central America.