10 Years of Blog Archive

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Crimes against Expats in Ecuador vs. Panama: Where is Most Crime and Is There a Difference?

Both coastal Ecuador and Panama have crimes against expats. However, we're hearing about waaay more crime against expats in Panama right now than in Ecuador and we believe it is because of the much larger expat populace within the segregated expat enclaves. Since we've started this blog we have always said to live like the locals in their neighborhoods. Segregating ourselves can seem disrespectful and brings on resentment. Two large expat communities in Panama have rising crime and we mention them in this video. Crime is getting so bad that expats that live in Panama are telling other expats to rethink moving to Panama! 
We're an Expat Family of Five, Living Frugal, Healthy and Happy Abroad. We live in Cuenca, Ecuador and travel the Ecuador coast whenever we get a chance. We just adventured throughout the country of Panama for five weeks! Come along and enjoy some of our experiences with us!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for all the wonderful info you provide! It has been quite helpful in my decision-making process.

    Where is the story about Alice (Cuenca lady with the lighted ceiling) being a crime victim? I saw it referenced in another post but can't locate it. (I did find the 6-part series where she shows us her lovely home.) Thank you!


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