It seems like everything has changed and much has stayed the same since the COVID-19 pandemic descended on us a year ago. When things first started closing and quarantines were enacted, it never occurred to me we would still be grappling with the pandemic a year later. Nonetheless, a year in and Panama continues to aggressively […]
Author: Liz Larroquette
Creating Your Best Professional Life
The American financial journal Money. Inc., noted recently that Americans may never go back to a traditional office. Then, they took a deep dive to identify what people should look for in a work-from-home location. Some people are right where they should be, but not being tethered to a 40-hour-a-week office opens the possibilities! The […]
Things Seem More “Normal”
Last week, a big yellow DHL plane landed at Tocumen International Airport and rapidly began unloading 12,840 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine produced by Pfizer. Four of the deep-cold freezers had been installed across Panama, ensuring the supply was kept safe, potent and readily available. By the end of that first day, 641 doses had been […]
Why You Need More!
People often send me links to “Best Places To Retire” or “Top Places to Live Abroad” articles. Panama is routinely among the countries and cities listed and if Panama is not listed, I dig deeper to judge the factors used to create such a list. In my mind, Panama should be on every “Best Of” list! […]
One-Stop To Your New Life!
I’m not sure if it’s just 2020 or if I’m permanently into wanting to make things really simple. If I can purchase a gift or dinner with a one-stop solution, I’m going to do it. Remember when we thought we all had to go into the office? Every morning we’d put on “professional” clothes and pour […]
Positioning Panama For Economic Growth
Given the unique geography of connecting the Pacific and Atlantic oceans as well as North and South America, Panama literally connects the world and is the gateway to some 700 million individuals in Latin America. As countries around the globe begin the arduous process of restarting their economies, the Panamanian government is positioned ahead of most […]
Open For Business!
Panama opened its doors for international travelers on October 12th and it’s been wonderful to see visitors and business executives traveling through Tocumen International Airport. As the country that connects North and South America, opening air travel was essential to restart the global economy. It’s been an exciting time watching the reappearance of tail flags such […]
We Are Safely Opening
Everyone is highly anticipating the arrival of October 12th! Next Monday, Panama will officially lift the ban on international travelers and we will, once again, be welcoming people from all over the globe. The government of Panama ordered the airport and country closed on March 22 so it’s been a long wait, but one that was […]
Come On Down! It’s The New Normal
When I speak with people in the States, they often tell me they aren’t sure what day it is as days tend to blur together given the current pandemic restrictions. I have to laugh because here in Panama, everyone absolutely can tell you exactly what day it is. For the last few months, women could only […]
We Feel A Lifting
When we went into strict quarantine for the second time, it was spirit-crushing. We had just started to taste a little freedom when we were quickly put back into not being able to go out, except for three days a week for a couple of hours each day. Women could go out on Monday, Wednesday and […]
We Will Never Be The Same After COVID-19, But What?
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to rearrange lives and industries. We will never go back to “normal” and we aren’t sure what the “new normal” will eventually be. There are signs of where things are going, and it is wise to look at the trends and attempt to make some sense of them. Two of the trends […]