“Pop!” went the bottle of Veuve Clicquot in Kathleen’s hands. She leaned over to fill the flutes on the table then stood up to pass them around. “Congratulations!” she and I bid together to friends Peg and April, the four of us holding our champagne flutes high and clinking.
Yesterday, Kathleen and I spent the day at the beach. This was a bigger deal than that simple statement might suggest… because it was a day at our beach. More than that, it was our first day at our new Los Islotes Rancho Playa. We’ve spent many days at our Los Islotes beaches, of course, […]
About 20 of us sat around the tables of the open-air “rancho on the hill,” as we call it, sipping Panama beers and Abuelo rum and Cokes and staring out at the crashing surf and the three little islands just offshore that give their name to my Los Islotes development project on Panama’s western Azuero […]
One of the first buyers at Los Islotes, the beachfront community Lief and I are developing on Panama’s Azuero Sunset Coast, was a man named John. John had two children and a long-term girlfriend, but he came down to visit the property on his own. John was in his early 70s. Los Islotes was just […]
One part of diversifying your life internationally is choosing where you want to spend your time. The world is a big place with many options. Europe offers Old World charm and history… Asia offers vast cultural diversity… Latin America is sunny and accessible, plus you can get by in most of the region with a […]
As I said, we’ve been working on the designs for these houses behind the scenes for months. In conceiving this new neighborhood, we’ve had two driving ideas. First, again, we want to be able to offer a no-hassle, ready-to-move-into option for people interested in becoming part of the Los Islotes community but not up for […]
Specifically, the Panamanian government is talking about implementing a road project that was commissioned and approved years ago. The previous president didn’t pull the trigger for some reason. This new road, though, would be an enormous boon to the region and to Los Islotes in particular. At the moment, to get from the surf breaks […]
Now I just can’t go anywhere without that sacred cell I think that I might die if I miss anything at all Text me, send me an e-mail, link me up, give me a call I’m ADD on AOL tryin’ to read the writing on the wall –Jimmy Buffet, “Everybody’s On The Phone” This weekend […]
The path of growth for the foreign investor and retiree in Panama has moved steadily over the past dozen years from Panama City westward along the Pacific coast. This path of progress continues still and is reaching now to the western-facing coast of the Azuero Peninsula. From our position here on the ground, we see […]
Emergency planning. It’s a common topic in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. It’s not only economic disasters, currency collapses, bank failures, and stock debacles we need to plan for. It’s natural disasters, too, as Sandy has reminded the world. Hurricanes, earthquakes, tornados, typhoons, monsoons, winds, flooding, drought. Few places in the world are free from […]
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