A: Panama was a great first-stop. We had experience with the language, we didn’t have to do any currency conversions, it was a small country and easy to explore it all via car, and there were lots of expats who came before us to give us all the tips. I won’t lie, the weather was a bit of a challenge. We loved the 365-days-a-year warmth but the humidity… wow… it can get oppressive. When we were there El Nino was messing up the wet season so it may not have been a typical “winter”. But it involved a lot of sweating and a lot of staying inside. It was great for beach days but you can only do so many beach days before you long for something else. The city (Panama City) has a lot of options for things to do but once outside of it you are a little more limited for entertainment. We missed going to movies and other outings as a family. So it definitely had it’s pros and cons. We don’t regret going there but it’s not a place we wanted to settle permanently. We highly recommend it to anyone who is curious, but we know that everyone’s tastes are different so you may or may not fall in love with it. As always, the people we met, both expats and locals, were quite simply, amazing. We are sorry to have to leave them behind. But additional adventures await so off we go.