It was around this time last year, November 27, 2018 that I was on my way to the airport. It was dark around 5AM or so, snow on the ground and a depressing mood fell over me. This was the 2nd time in my life where I was leaving permanently to another country. First was when I left Iran at the age of 20 and 2nd leaving Canada for Panama at the age of 52.
I was leaving behind family and loved ones. I travel often, sometimes once per month. And I lived in many countries but as a tourist. Until then I had never left Canada permanently. My heart was in Canada and I felt depressed and sad. Tears were flowing from my eyes and doubt penetrated my heart and mind. Was I making a mistake? Will I see my loved ones often?
When the airplane landed, when the door opened and I got out the hot air hit me. I am a Latino in my heart. I love the smell of the air, the sun and the heat in Latin countries. Something in the air excites me, rejuvenates me. Energizes me.
When I got out the airplane, a smile came on my face. I felt at home immediately and I knew I made the right choice. My gut feeling told me so as well.
Moving to Panama was one of the best things I have done in my life! It changed my life personally and business wise. It opened my eyes to a world of possibilities. Panama has one of the best business laws I have seen. You keep everything you make for yourself and your assets are protected. The food is local and tastes great, how it should taste. I have never eaten anything more tasty than here. The veggies, fruit and seafood are amazing. People are so friendly. There is natural beauty everywhere. Air is fresh and clean, no pollution.
All in all Panama is a beautiful safe country with great people, clean food and clean air. Your body stays healthy, your soul remains happy and your wallet remains full. And you do not need to hibernate six months of the year indoors because of snow and cold weather! A win win situation!