Panama recently has assumed a new identity-destination for retirees and snowbirds looking for an interesting place to relocate. Expats coming to Panama is nothing new. Whether for business or pleasure, they have been arriving here for the 100 plus years of Panama’s existence. They encounter a new country, new language and new culture. And, now they find Panama a dynamic country that is continually growing and changing which is both exciting and stressful. Living in Panama, the totally new, updated and expanded Second Edition is designed to add to the interest and reduce the stress while helping newcomers of all kinds settle in Panama. Over 340 pages of valuable information including guides to obtaining your driver’s license, opening a bank account, paying utility bills, shopping, and just blending in. The expanded Panama-on-Line sections provide additional resources through web sites for everything from social clubs to wifi locations, from government offices to repair resources for everything from shoes to silver, from professional associations to social clubs. There is up-to-date information on newspapers, including several new ones in English, to radio stations, also in English, and new live theaters. As always, this new version provides answers to those often asked questions like, “why do Panamanians drive they way they do?”; “where are the schools for children?; the churches?; the shopping?. Whether you live in Panama City, Boquete, Volcan, or Coronado the answers are in this book. As Panama’s desirable communities for new comers have developed and expanded so has the resource material in Living in Panama. Sandra T. Snyder continues to be the person to call when you want to know where to go to get the answers, ask where to find something, or who to contact, or how to solve a problem. An expatriate herself, she and her husband have lived in Panama for over twelve yeas and belongs to many of the clubs and organizations that make Panama a delightful place to live. She has had the same questions that others ask every day. The difference is, she has the answers and in Living in Panama, she shares her wealth of information. Living in Panama is an invaluable guide to anyone just arriving, relocating for business or a local looking for insider information.