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I can answer questions about living in Boquete, Panama. Interested in moving to the area or spending more time than just as a tourist? You don't need to become an expert yourself but you will need more specific answers than a general guidebook can provide. I can field many queries re geography,weather,getting about,visas,local government,health options,construction,real estate and processes,Jubilado discounts,and much more.

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I have been living in Boquete for the past 6 years, have started and run various businesses there. I established and continue to run the Tuesday Morning Meeting which is a weekly information sharing resource and farmer's market in Boquete.


The Tuesday Morning Meeting - Boquete,Panama. Cloud Forest Botanicals - Boquete,Panama.


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BA/LLB Australia - Attorney CEO - The Zapadora,Potrerillos,Panama Partner in Cloud Forest Botanicals - Organic plant medicinals and cosmetics. Professional Artist. Pilot Author: The Boquete(Not for Tourists!)Handbook - The Insider's Guide to Surviving Life in Boquete." 2010.Amazon kindle.

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Supreme Ruler - The Zapadora,.S.A.

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Recent Answers from Dianne Heidke

2015-07-26 The Boquete Handbook:

Hola Sandra,  You don't need a kindle for the can read it as a simple PDF on any laptop,device etc.If you want the general ebook (pdf) go to my website  and follow

2015-04-05 seeking buyers of diesel fuel at panama:

Sorry Steve, not my field of expertise. I would contact the Panama Embassy in Florida or Washington directly and ask to get in touch with their Chamber of Commerce.  Best regards,  Dianne Heidke - The

2014-02-18 Temporally Import RV-truck:

Hi Paul & Marita,  You need to talk with a friend of mine who is more expert with car/auto matters in PANAMA. He is Canadian and may give you better info than me on this.It's a tricky situation.  His Name

2014-02-09 Beach Bungalows:

Hi Mike,  First off, I think Panama is an excellent location for what you want to do.Mainly because its safe , cheap and well located in terms of flying from the US.  I would say to you what I say to 95%

2013-11-18 Professional License/Psychology:

Hi Roger,  First off you would need a work permit.Panama has relaxed the rules on this recently BUT more importantly,there are restrictions on extranjeros (Foreigners) practicing in certain professions/


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