Statistics provide
our lead this month

Sometimes, statistics can point the way to articles we should be writing. Such is the case with our first story. The phrase 'Panama money' has been first or second among keywords used by readers in the past two months to search on the major search engines.

When you live in a country, it's so easy to overlook what many people want to know.

In Panama, money presents none of the customary foreign currency problems for Americans. The country uses U.S. paper currency, and has done so for more than 100 years.

Coins are Panamanian, but they are of the same size and value as American and most Canadian coins. Unlike in most countries, there is no mental arithmetic needed before figuring out whether what you just bought was a bargain.

Getting here on silver wings
There's a lot more to air transport in Panama than might be expected of a country of 3.2 million people. This isthmus connecting South America with the rest of the Americas is truly a transportation hub, and not merely because of the Canal.

The aches and pains lady
This physiotherapist in Panama is driven to work three jobs and an amazing number of hours, yet she never lets on she is tired. She is one of the people who helps make the quality of life in Volcan as good as it is for ex-pat retirees with aches and pains.

Signs are good

It's too early to tell from a single month, but statistics showing the percentage of newsletters opened in comparison with the number sent suggest that readers prefer the shorter format. The open rate is up 4% month over month.

Each month, we hit a new record in the numbers of unique visitors to the website. And, on average, half of those visitors come back a second time during the month.

Thank you for your support. Please let us know what we can do to serve you better.

This month, you've had to put up with me. David Dell's brother is here from England, looking the place over as a possible retirement destination. According to him, living conditions are becoming far too restrictive in Old Blighty.

Naturally, David is busily showing him around. But he has promised many stories for next month.

Until then,


I hope you enjoyed this issue of Your Panama Nuggets. Watch for the next issue on Saturday, June 3, at 10 a.m. EST.