So, after being invited by a friend to vacation in Panama with him over 10 years ago, I jumped at the chance to try something completely new. At the time, I had barely gone anywhere besides the US, so my curiosity was peaked and I was quite eager to try a new experience.
When I went to Panama that first time, I had no clue what to expect, I did not even think of the language barrier. However, I was taken away at how different the place and people were to what I was used to, but at the same time very similar. Having lived in both Bermuda and Miami for long periods of my life, there is a stark contrast between the two obviously. However, Panama City seemed to be a mixture of both that I loved. Big city life with a strong rooted sense of community. I did not speak Spanish (still don’t) but everyone for the most part was extremely friendly, and seemed very content and happy with life.
Since then I took a few more trips there, bringing family along to also experience it. When it was time for me to move out of Bermuda again and I was deciding on where to go next, Panama was on the top of the list.
I wanted to experience Panama in its fullest, meet the locals, join the community, eventually learn some Spanish, which is just kind of hard to do all of that on a week trip here and there.
I have been in Panama City for a year now, and I completely love it. Mostly because of everyone just being cool and chill with me. Accommodating me even though I struggle with the language. Although they enjoy being able to practice their English with me as well 😉
‘You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you..’ Happy Sunday ?✌ #panama #panamacity #panamacitylife #networking #entrepreneurs #motivation #inspiration #travel #travellers #wearepty #wearepanama
As mentioned, Panama City has a nice big city vibe, (even though everyone here considers Panama small) but there is also a strong Caribbean vibe here also. I feel like I can fit right in here (it helps that I look like I can be Panamanian also lol)
I will update you again on more specific things I experience here in great Panama so keep an eye out. In the meantime, hope you enjoy the pictures 🙂
If you can wake up every morning loving what you do..help & inspire others around you and to be better than you were yesterday. Then you know you’re doing something right ☺✌ Good morning Panama! ? #panama #panamacity #motivation #inspiration #traveller #travel #explorers #entrepreneur #passportheavy #entrepreneurs #wearepanama #wearepty
‘The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity, and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%’ Never let a lack of effort be the reason you did not reach your goals ? #panama #panamacity #panamahats #travel #traveller #entrepreneur #entrepreneurs #digitalnomads #motivation #inspiration
“The loftiest towers rise from the ground.” -Even the most successful businesses in the world started with the conception and implementation of an idea.-? Don’t dismiss your own ideas, and don’t sit on them for too long. Start working on them as soon as possible as you never know which idea will be your breakthrough ?? #panama #panamacity #pty #travel #traveller #entreprenuer #entreprenuers #motivation #inspiration #digitalnomads #beadigitalnomad