IN PANAMA you can…

get an amazing blow out for – $4
have a maid for 5 hours – $20
a live in nanny – $200 a month
a driver on call whenever you need him – $300 a month
a manicure – $3
a pedicure – $4
a haircut – $3
Get this bergdorf dress for $28 or this anthro one for $13!!
Going from Switzerland (so expensive) to the states (cheaper) to Panama (cheapest) was a nice transition!  However, today I’m leaving the land of beautiful beaches, great shopping, cheap service, and lazy mornings to head back to Florida to finally finish grad school.  I’m terribly excited to see my family but will miss JB and our little family we’ve created over here.  LOVE them so much.
Hope you all have a great Wednesday!!  xoxox

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  • Reply nicole

    oh my god, gorgeous dress! can i hire you to go shopping for me?? 😉

    safe travels!

    January 19, 2011 at 1:58 pm
  • Reply Ashley

    Its simple amazing how the cost of living is so extremely different in each country! My mom is from Panama and tells me all the time how different the States are than back home from her. I've only been to Panama twice, but so want to go back really soon!! Hope you enjoyed your travels!

    January 19, 2011 at 1:59 pm
  • Reply Taylor

    Is JB not coming with you?! When will you see him again? I hope for you the very safest travels and ofcourse, all the luck with grad school. Good for you!!

    January 19, 2011 at 2:00 pm
  • Reply Kristina

    have a safe trip home and so much fun in grad school!!
    viele gruesse kristina

    January 19, 2011 at 2:05 pm
  • Reply Bree

    Are those prices for real?! I mean, obviously you're not lying haha but that's crazy!
    Best of luck with grad school 🙂

    January 19, 2011 at 2:06 pm
  • Reply Bridget

    $7 for a manicure/pedicure?!

    i am living in the wrong place.

    safe travels, sarah!!

    January 19, 2011 at 2:21 pm
  • Reply Sist and Sist

    bbm me as soon as you get back sweet cheeks! xox i love you

    January 19, 2011 at 2:23 pm
  • Reply Heather

    Wow-that's crazy cheap! I'm sure you'll miss it…I've enjoyed your beautiful pictures!

    January 19, 2011 at 2:23 pm
  • Reply Jessica

    wow, those prices are amazing (as are those dresses)!! The plane ticket to Panama sound like they'd be worth it just to go shopping!

    January 19, 2011 at 2:23 pm
  • Reply Jenni Austria Germany

    are you being serious with these prices???! i am in shock. here's to secretly hoping the euro's market crashes overnight… (actually, no. i just realized i get paid in the euro.)

    January 19, 2011 at 2:54 pm
  • Reply grace

    wow- hard to leave the 4$ blow out… travel safe girl!

    January 19, 2011 at 3:15 pm
  • Reply grace

    wow- hard to leave the 4$ blow out… travel safe girl!

    January 19, 2011 at 3:15 pm
  • Reply Cherry Blossoms

    Best of luck!
    Wow, now if only the prices for things could be like that here I would be all about the personal driver. I hate having to park when I go places!

    January 19, 2011 at 3:26 pm
  • Reply mtommasi

    Yay! You're coming home! can't wait to catch up one of these days – maybe I can visit your garden!! 🙂 (I'd invite you to visit ours, I mean you still can, but the freeze hit it hard)

    January 19, 2011 at 3:43 pm
  • Reply Emily

    Safe travels sweet Sadie!! I know you will miss Panama — I will miss all of the beautiful pictures and stories! Good luck w/ the move back home 🙂 xoxoxo

    January 19, 2011 at 4:53 pm
  • Reply Jillian

    good luck with the move back to the states! i will miss the panama photos 🙂 but im looking forward to whatever is next! xoxo jcd

    January 19, 2011 at 4:57 pm
  • Reply KristaRenee

    safe travels & best wishes nearing the end of grad school!!

    xxoo to you and the girls in florida for me, thanks!!

    January 19, 2011 at 5:12 pm
  • Reply Baily Jones

    Where in FL are you going to Grad School? I am in Orlando!
    Love the good deals you got 🙂

    January 19, 2011 at 5:24 pm
  • Reply Kristen

    what amazing prices! hope you have a safe trip back to the states 🙂

    January 19, 2011 at 5:37 pm
  • Reply Aspiring Kennedy

    umm… before you leave, wanna grab me that CMV dress? I'll even give you 100% commission. 🙂

    January 19, 2011 at 5:54 pm
  • Reply Holly

    I want those mani/pedi prices! I'd get them every week!

    January 19, 2011 at 6:32 pm
  • Reply Mandy

    Wow! Sounds like heaven for a bargain hunter like myself 🙂 Good luck with Grad School!

    January 19, 2011 at 7:32 pm
  • Reply Krystal

    I know I"m sitting here all jealous when I read those prices…

    January 19, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Definitely sounds like a fairy tale come true! 😉
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    January 19, 2011 at 10:13 pm
  • Reply Jenni

    OMG! I'm moving to Panama.

    You and JB are gonna have to do long-distance?! That's POO!!! Sorry to hear that. Me and Matthew did it for a year. 🙁

    January 19, 2011 at 10:31 pm
  • Reply CarrieJo

    great deals!

    January 19, 2011 at 11:12 pm
  • Reply c.w.f.h.l.

    have a great trip home – be safe. and now you will finally get to open your birthday gift i sent last month!! love you.

    January 20, 2011 at 1:58 am
  • Reply Sonja

    Oooh your header changed again!
    Pretty… Again! hehe
    I can't believe those prices! That's absolutely nuts!
    How much longer do you have until you're finished grad school? When is JB going to Florida!?
    haha wow check out my curiosity! hehe
    Your Panama adventures have really seemed amazing!
    Congratulations on your recent anniversary by the way! :o)

    January 20, 2011 at 2:39 am
  • Reply Beth

    I live in nanny for $200 a month??Well, sounds like that's where Ravi & I need to move when I start having babies!

    January 20, 2011 at 2:43 pm
  • Reply Kelly

    Cute blog! I am a brand new follower.

    January 20, 2011 at 3:19 pm
  • Reply Sara Louise

    Safe trip home! xo

    January 20, 2011 at 4:23 pm
  • Reply Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle

    LOVE that hat on you…looking adorable, as always!

    Liesl 🙂

    January 20, 2011 at 6:12 pm
  • Reply Fit With Flash

    woohoo! sounds fun! safe travels!

    January 20, 2011 at 7:06 pm
  • Reply Anait

    Panama sounds a lot like Armenia, price wise. Blowouts for $2 that leave my hair looking better than the most expensive salon here (and without the fancy shmancy styling tools)….i'm thankful that $4 is a bargain for us, and not our monthly salary!

    January 21, 2011 at 2:06 am
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