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.
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.
- 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 »
- I recently composed a post about the food costs differences between Panama and Costa Rica related to supermarket and farmer's market purchases. You can see that here. This post will give you an overview of what the costs of eating out in Panama and Costa Rica looks like. This is interesting to most everyone - whether you are a Panama expat considering relocating to Costa Rica, a new expat considering either country, or simply visiting Panama or Costa Rica. So climb aboard! For the purposes of evaluating eating out in Panama versus Costa Rica, I am going to focus on the …Read More »
- I've now lived abroad as an expat - outside my country of origin, which is the U.S. - full-time for close to nine years. I sometimes think: Wow, where has the time gone? Here I am into my first full year living along the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, and I previously lived in Panama for eight years. Yes, time flies. Today's topic is about some observed cultural differences between Panama and Costa Rica. Now that I live in Costa Rica and write about expat topics in this country, people ask me these questions almost every week: "But, JuliAnne, why did you leave Panama?" or "What brought you …Read More »
- It's that time again: time to have a live conversation about Panama! Can you believe been TWO YEARS since I did an interview about the Panama Gringo Guide? Yikes! And in that past interview (which you can see here), I was still using my prior pseudonym (Elizabeth Vance) for privacy reasons, so you didn't even get to see me! A Live Conversation about Panama with Author JuliAnne Murphy So, yes, I'm a bit overdue in getting this updated interview out on the wire. The past two years have meant lots of changes both for the country of Panama, and for me, personally and …Read More »