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I'm a Dutch expat living in Panama since 2005 where I moved after living in Costa Rica for 18 years. I own/operate a the ILISA Spanish language school in both countries and run the Balboa Inn B&B in Panama with my wife.
By education I'm an marine (mechanical) engineer so I'm also planning something with a big boat but that's still underway.
Despite some obvious shortcomings, I love Panama. The weather, the relative safety (compared to neighboring countries) and the general quality of life make this a great place to raise a family.