Pope to visit sick, imprisoned when in Panama. : Weekly News Roundup, January 14th, 2019

Pope to visit sick, imprisoned when in Panama. : Weekly News Roundup, January 14th, 2019

Jan 14, 2019 | Panama News

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Pope to visit sick, imprisoned when in Panama.

Pope Francis during his visit to Panama for World Youth Day is expected to meet with young people not able to attend the festivities — those in jail and others living with HIV.

The pope is to visit Panama Jan. 23-27 where he will deliver seven speeches and celebrate two Masses as well as a penitential liturgy.Francis will also dedicate the altar of Panama’s newly renovated 400-year-old cathedral, meet with bishops from Central America and have lunch with some of young people attending World Youth Day.

Source: La Croix International

Why Should I Move to Penonomé, Panama?

Penonomé is not the type of city that will be found high on the list for expats’ relocation. It does not have a beach, a famous historical site, or any major natural attraction.

So how did this sleepy little town become my tropical paradise?

The stars aligned as a number of unforeseen circumstances put me in position to discover what I had not been looking for. In other words, I got lucky!

I came to Panama looking for the city life. Expecting to find something in or near Panama City. In fact, a two-hour drive from Panama City was my outermost limit. Penonomé was being promoted as one-and-a-half to two-hour drive. (It is actually a three-hour drive.) It became the last point of consideration on my initial list.

Source: International Living

Money Magazine picks Panama as “Best Country to Retire to Right Now.”

Getting close to retirement and thinking about relocating or becoming a snowbird? Then you may want to consider moving farther south than you had envisioned.

This week, Panama was named the top place to retire in International Living’s Annual Global Retirement Index. It was the small Central American country’s 10th time winning the honor in 29 years, and some of the reasons why may surprise you. Panama is ideal for retirement, thanks to its beautiful beaches and affordable healthcare. But one of the most the convincing reasons to pack your bags is how good your quality of life can be. International Living’s Retirement Index uses decades of data measuring factors from cost of living, healthcare and climate to social environment, collected from countries in five continents.

Source: Money Magazine


Spa day? Here are Panama City’s best picks!

Who doesn’t love a good spa day? Everyone does! Whether you’re in Panama for a quick visit or an extended stay, your options for great spa treatments are plentiful. Here are six of the best the city has to offer, and what you can expect while you’re there.

1. The Spa at Bristol:
The Spa at Bristol stays true to the hotel’s theme of sophistication and British hospitality. The space is elegant and peaceful, on the beautiful 25th floor of the tower with beautiful views of the city skyline and bay. The spa prides itself on providing a complete state of wellness through a range of manual therapy, therapeutic and relaxation techniques. The Spa at Bristol offers a very large list of health and wellness services, and is best known for their extensive body treatments such as Volcanic Stone Massages, Vichy Showers, Organic Exfoliation sessions and Deep Tissue Massages. The spa is located at the Bristol Hotel, in Panama City’s Obarrio district. It’s easily reached by taxi, Uber, or private car and is adjacent to Panama’s financial center.

Source: International Relocation Firm Blog


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