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George Rajna
George Rajna, Co-founder of, M.B.A., Masters of Science in Communications Disorders, is a bilingual speech therapist who has traveled to over one hundred countries across six continents. He composes music on the guitar and ukulele, and spent two years working in rural education for Peace Corps Paraguay. He is the co-author of Traveling in Sin. He is a blogger for the Huffington Post, Jewish Journal, Technorati, The Clymb and is in print at The Himalayan Times, George is also cofounder of We Said Go Travel and a member of the Travelers Century Club. His favorite region is Southeast Asia; in particular he recommends Bagan (Myanmar), Koh Lipe (Thailand), the Angkor Temples (Cambodia), Langzhong (China), diving in Sipadan (Malaysian Borneo), and trekking in Nepal. Since July 2012, George and Lisa have been living abroad in Southeast Asia. Learn more about We Said Go Travel, Lisa and George at Wikipedia.

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Entries by George Rajna

Is Panama Truly a Retirement Haven? Part 5: Bocas Del Toro

(0) Comments | Posted January 14, 2014 | 8:58 AM

Is Panama a Retirement Haven? Read Part 1: Panama City, Part 2: El Valle and Pedasi, and Part 3: Santa Fe, Part 4: Boquete.

After all the days of rain and cold, I looked forward to our last stop in Panama, the...

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Is Panama Truly a Retirement Haven? Part 4 of 5

(7) Comments | Posted January 10, 2014 | 12:42 PM

Is Panama a Retirement Haven? Read Part 1: Panama City, Part 2: El Valle and Pedasi, and Part 3: Santa Fe.

The next morning we departed early, fleeing the dreaded chitras of Santa Fe. We itched to the point of being uncomfortable and even...

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Is Panama Truly a Retirement Haven? Santa Fe, Part 3 of 5

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2014 | 12:01 PM

Is Panama A Retirement Haven? Read Part 1: Panama City, and Part 2: El Valle and Pedasi.

Part 3: Santa Fe

Having arrived in Santiago, we realized that we were an hour and one half bus ride to the up and coming retirement hillside retreat, Santa...

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Is Panama Truly a Retirement Haven? El Valle and Pedasi, Part 2 of 5

(0) Comments | Posted January 3, 2014 | 10:26 AM

Our next stop in Panama took us to the mountain highlands of El Valle de Anton. Highlights include a small town vibe with ample hiking trails to waterfalls and a hot springs within walking distance of the town's small central area. El Valle's energetic marching band rehearsed in the evenings,...

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Is Panama Truly a Retirement Haven? Part 1 of 5

(6) Comments | Posted January 2, 2014 | 3:39 PM

Over the last 10 years, countless periodicals, blogs and websites have claimed that Panama is an ideal retirement destination for a variety of reasons. The cost of living is low. Quality health care and government sponsored retiree benefits can save expats money and provide solid investment opportunities to either start...

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7 Years: Love, Celebrate, Growth

(0) Comments | Posted December 30, 2013 | 9:48 AM

Arriving to the upscale restaurant dressed up and excited to celebrate New Year's Eve in Puerto Rico, we were shocked when the maître d' blurted, "You are late but we will seat you." Our expectation was that our 8:00 p.m. dinner would lead to hours of frivolity in Old San...

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"Who's Psychotic Next?" A Critical Review of Pete Townshend's Memoir

(1) Comments | Posted November 26, 2013 | 8:12 AM

"Who Am I" is legendary The Who composer and guitarist Pete Townshend's autobiographic memoir that he began in May, 1996. The original manuscript was 1,000 pages long but editor Harper Collins shaved it in half to 500 pages. The chronicle delves into Townshend's upbringing in England, explains the...

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Whale Sharks: Swimming With the World's Largest Fish in Mexico and Cebu

(0) Comments | Posted November 15, 2013 | 5:20 PM

Wide-ranging Whale Shark Encounters

Back in 2005, my friend and I visited Playa del Carmen, Mexico to enjoy the relaxing summer ambience. After a couple of days of experiencing the touristy side of the Riviera Maya, we departed to Tulum where we appreciated the ruins and the nearby beautiful white...

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'The Five String Addict': A Guitarist's Review of Keith Richards' Life Memoir

(1) Comments | Posted November 6, 2013 | 9:59 AM

In Keith Richards' memoir, Life, the Rolling Stone guitarist rocks readers along his lifelong journey that began on December 18, 1943. Life chronicles Richards's career with the Rolling Stones since 1962 and tracks them from small clubs to massive arena concerts. Expected are the Rolling Stone drug induced antics, sexual...

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What in the World Is a Guitalele?

(2) Comments | Posted January 9, 2013 | 5:05 PM

The guitalele, as its name implies, is a hybrid guitar-ukulele. It is far smaller and narrower than a standard acoustic guitar and substantially larger than a standard ukulele. I personally own the Yamaha GL1 Guitalele, fabricated in Indonesia. The instrument has thin frets and it is easy to play both...

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Rebutting My Wife: 3 Years Until I'm 50 And Loving Bagan

(12) Comments | Posted December 10, 2012 | 6:47 AM

A few weeks ago my wife, Lisa Niver Rajna, published an article in the Huffington Post titled, "Terrorized By My Bike, 5 Years until I am 50." She pondered whether she was still up for adventure at her age and why she was torturing herself to "celebrate" her...

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