Meanwhile, Plan B

Discussion in 'East Florida' started by sisurfdogg, Jun 28, 2016.

  1. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    If this environmental debacle continues, I'm out. My family came here in the early 1900s, settled down when bear roamed the beaches of Lake Worth. The water sucks and the people here are nuts. If I can't enjoy the ocean, and don't want to blow a gasket, I need a plan B.

    Clear warm water, good waves, nice reefs, safe habitat for wife and I is the goal.

    I'm thinking Panama. (not Panama City, Florida - I'm talking Panama Canal). Anyone know anything about Coranado, Pedasi, or anywhere else in Panama that is friendly to gringos and has the above mentioned qualities. I can work from home, as long as there is high speed wi fi. I'm officially on a 3 year plan. 2 years if things go as planned. An extra year may be necessary to brainwash/bribe my wife.

    She want's to live in Ireland. I don't like cold water. And it costs more. But that is plan C. That and a good wetsuite.

    Please advise. Thanks ya'll.
     
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2016
  2. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    Just move up here dude, no worries
     

  3. yankee

    yankee Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2008
  4. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    For what it is worth, Ireland is nice. Don't dismiss your wife.
    Whatever you do, do NOT go to PR or the Caribbean. Too much economic problems there are leading to high theft, homicide, drugs even junkies fear, etc.
    just opinion, man.
    By the way....Panama can get unbearably hot; no fun to even leave the damn house.....
    And good luck--I hope you find the Shirangila (sp?) you seek.
     
  5. Toonces

    Toonces Well-Known Member

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    Apr 25, 2016
    I wish I had the balls to do something like move to Panama, but that just isn't going to happen in this lifetime with my wife.

    However, I make a hobby of reading those expat articles on Yahoo pretty regularly, and Panama has repeatedly been listed as a very safe, affordable destination for Americans looking to escape the madness. One of the big things is they have U.S. trained doctors and modern medical facilities...maybe not such a big deal today, but if you're looking to make this a lifetime decision then health care will be a factor.

    I have nothing else to offer- I've never been there- but I think your looking in the right place. Ireland would also be pretty awesome, but man, the cold...

    Either destination is preferable to Florida, IMHO.
     
  6. antoine

    antoine Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2013
    So. I was wondering where you are on this plan? I find the allure of it intoxicating and a similar plan is on my mind, wife or no wife i'm making a purchase of a small place in central America. Sometimes you have to take that leap of faith and if you can't make yourself happy how can you make anyone else happy?
     
  7. NICAfiend

    NICAfiend Well-Known Member

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    May 12, 2012
    I think you have a good plan there! We've given serious thought about moving to Panama also. Cambutal is where we'd like to end up though. Coranado is nice if we really want to be near the big city and the expat community is thriving. However the waves are generally lacking and if I were to move to a third world country I'd really want a little more privacy and consistent waves. Pedasi would be a great option as it has everything you'd need. The expat community is solid, there's a good number of solid waves in the area plus it isn't overdeveloped. Like someone else said it can get really hot but the pros of healthcare, surf and growth make it a real option.
     
  8. Sandblasters

    Sandblasters Well-Known Member

    May 4, 2013
    Thailand doesn't sound bad lots of boats and hoes
     
  9. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    Great selling point for the wife.
     
  10. Wavestrom

    Wavestrom Well-Known Member

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    Jul 5, 2014
    Thailand might go sideways in a hurry. The king is going to day anyway now, the rural folks all voted for a party which was overthrown in a coup and the heir to the throne is feckless and unpopular. And you can go to jail quickly for saying anything which might be interpreted as insulting to the king.
     
  11. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    Thanks! The Azuero Peninsula seems to be the place. Both Pedasi and Las Tablas tout a nice lifestyle. I'm still a ways a way from realizing the plan, but to start anything, for me, it requires focus and visualization for it to manifest into reality. So I now have a jumping off point. Brevard County FL is way more doable.
     
  12. sisurfdogg

    sisurfdogg Well-Known Member

    Jun 17, 2013
    You're right bro! I already have my FL drivers license and my Costco card.
     
  13. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    You're well on your way, seriously though, you'll surf way more often
     
  14. PA_KOOK

    PA_KOOK Well-Known Member

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    Apr 4, 2016
    I thought this was going to be a medicalle advise thread on acquiring Plan B for your wife/gf/cousin/thai hooker/tinder hookup