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.
- In 2010, a Panama Expat murdered several people.... The story took shape - and it was true, not a fable - of a man and his wife in Bocas del Toro on Panama's Caribbean side, who were taking property from other expats after killing them. The year was 2010. This past week in 2017 - Panama Expat Convicted for Killings - thank goodness, justice has been served! The man became known as Wild Bill. This all happened in the years leading up to 2010 - just seven short years ago. I lived in Panama at the time. The local media …Read More »
- Panama Expat Market Update - What's New with Market Conditions in Panama? [caption id="attachment_101382" align="alignright" width="800"] A snapshot of the hallways of Panama's Tocumen International Airport in April 2017.[/caption] While I moved to Costa Rica last year, I'm hearing a LOT about all the recent changes in Panama, especially in Panama City. This Panama Expat Market Update post is in regards to real estate market conditions, as well as the new requirements on expat residency visas (and enforcement). All very interesting stuff, especially since I lived there full-time from 2008 to mid 2015 (and part-time until early 2016). So, …Read More »
- 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 »