This blogging thing is kinda therapeutic, a way to purge oneself of frustrations or, more likely in my case, as a way to connect with the world around me from time to time. After too many days of being locked in my office, scrambling to catch up on 'stuff,' I'm taking a breather. And that means writing a post to take a brief sanity break.
Short breaks are great. They get your mind off whatever you are working on. A change is as good as a rest, right?
Soon, I am going to need a longer break. I finally booked the trip to Panama that I have been planning for months. I'm leaving on November 14 and will be gone for 10 days. I'll be roaming around Panama in a rented car, all by myself, looking into land investment possibilities in Boquete, Isla Colon and possibly Isla Contadora. I am increasingly of the opinion that the future is outside of North America and want to at least explore investment possibilities elsewhere. I don't plan on leaving Canada. I just want to diversify. My son may thank me, someday.
Panama is an interesting place. After Manuel Noriega was toppled, the electorate decided that no military dictator would ever rule the country again, so they did the most logical thing: eliminate the military. Makes sense to me. Panama has political stability, economic growth, warm weather and English is widely spoken. It's worth a visit.
I love to travel. Family travel with my wife and son is great, but I also like to travel alone. That way I can roam at will, stop wherever I like, do whatever I want. I have visited England, France and Germany and have roamed extensively through Florida, Texas and elsewhere in North America on my own. Traveling alone is good for my mental health. I recommend it.
If anyone out there in the blogosphere has had any experience in Panama, good or bad, please share. I would appreciate the input.