Lief Simon and Kathleen Peddicord have lived in Panama for many years, and in this Podcast, they will share the things you should know about Panama before you make the move.
Among the list of things discussed you will find:
4:40. The Traffic: this is a huge problem in big cities in the country but especially in Panama City. The streets were not built for the traffic that it now has. Also, many streets are one way so you have got to know very well where you’re going. If not, you might end up driving way more than you need, just because you missed one turn.
6:07. The Drivers: in Panama, there is no test to get your driver’s licenses and therefore some drivers can be erratic. Many accidents happen because of these kinds of drivers. These accidents also create more traffic because, for the most part, there are no alternative routes.
9:40. The Mold: since Panama is a hot and humid place, mold grows very quickly in dark places. To fight it, you can use Lysol, vinegar, and bleach. Alternatively, you can use a dehumidifier. The closets of many new apartments are even designed to fit a dehumidifier unit.
11:28. The Customer Service: once you come to Panama, you’ll pick up on this very quickly. Customer service in stores and restaurants can be extremely poor. There is no sense of service whatsoever. However, customer service is improving especially with the influx of Colombians, Venezuelans, and people from other places where there is a sense of service.
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