My third book is coming soon in 2017. It’s not another Gringo Guide, as I now live in Costa Rica. But it is a memoir about my time in Panama as a female executive and it’s my own story of the challenges I encountered in Panama, and how I rose above to succeed and thrive in the country. To learn more about that, go here: www.JuliAnneMurphy.com/books
For more on me as an author, please visit my Author Website at www.JuliAnneMurphy.com.
If you're also considering moving to or evaluating Costa Rica as a retirement option, check out these two resources, as well:
My expat blog @ Costa Rica: La Pura Vida Costa Rica
My new boutique South Pacific Costa Rica real estate firm there: www.CostaRicaPacificRealEstate.com.
Otherwise, poke around! I’ve written and posted about Panama for the past four years on this blog and you’re likely to find something that interests you – if you are traveling to Panama, moving to Panama, retiring in Panama or just curious.
My best to you on your journey, no matter where you land.
- Differences between the International Airports of Costa Rica and Panama I recently flew from Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose, Costa Rica to Tocumen International Airport in Panama City, Panama. While I have lived in Central America now for more than nine years, a number of distinctive differences struck me as I traveled between the two international airports this past week. For many tourists and those considering a move to either country, these observations seem worth sharing. The International Airport in San Jose, Costa Rica San Jose, Costa Rica is Costa Rica's capital city. 45 minutes outside San Jose …Read More »
- Doing Business in Panama: Tips from an Expat Executive [caption id="attachment_101327" align="alignleft" width="300"] Sam is an executive with Kings Training Panama in Panama, offering consulting services to companies.[/caption] Samantha Whay-Jenkins interviewed with me last month as part of my final Panama Expat interview series for 2016. This segment is part 3 of 3 in that series and focuses on doing business in Panama. You can find part one and part two here, if you are interested in following the entire conversation. A Female Expat Executive in Panama Sam is a female expat executive in Panama and is rounding the corner toward …Read More »
- The Second in the 2016 Panama Expat Interview series - Samantha Whay-Jenkins [caption id="attachment_101323" align="alignleft" width="232"] Today's Panama Expat Interview with Sam is the second segment in a series of three.[/caption] If you're just now joining us, you may wish to refer first to Part One of Sam's 2016 Panama Expat interview. Samantha Whay-Jenkins, an executive who lives in the country of Panama and works with Kings Training Panama (a division of Kings College Panama), and I had a lovely conversation last month about her close to five years living there as an expat, what that has meant to her, and …Read More »
- Some time has passed since I have published a Panama expat interview, and I’m excited to get this one up for my audience. I started conducting these one-on-one conversations with a variety of Panama expats about four years ago soon after the launch of my first book, The Gringo Guide to Panama: What to Know Before You Go . The first set of expat interviews was so popular that I kept doing them. Four ended up in my second book, The Gringo Guide to Panama II: More to Know Before You Go. My third book – a memoir about my eight …Read More »