July 2019

July 2019

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July 10, 2019

At the same time, we both gave the same answer. The thing we missed most about Costa Rica was the sunsets. Of course, there are beautiful sunsets all over the world. But we live in a beach town on the Pacific Coast, and nearly every sunset is stunning.

April 2019

April 2019

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April 8, 2019

Rodeos take place all over Costa Rica, depending on the season. The biggest ones are in San José during the Christmas holidays and Liberia in late July, to celebrate the annexation of Guanacaste. Indeed, rodeos are especially popular in this particular province. After all, Guanacaste is cowboy country!

February 2019

February 2019

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February 12, 2019

Once you get to know the local systems and "secrets," you can find all the modern equipment you need at any store… But the way of doing business hails from a time that's now gone by in North America. It requires some adjustment from the expat. That's why I'm here to help…

January 2019

January 2019

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January 18, 2019

When you visit the grocery store in Costa Rica—perhaps you should leave your expectations at the door. You'll discover many products here that you wouldn't expect…and products you're familiar with that are packaged and presented in unfamiliar ways. That's why grocery shopping in Costa Rica can be an adventure!

December 2018

December 2018

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December 19, 2018

When I was a kid, the only food trucks around were seedy jalopies parked outside construction sites. But today, they're everywhere. Food trucks have become a part of the new meal culture. There are TV shows devoted to them; they are given as prizes… There are even food truck races!

November 2018

November 2018

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November 5, 2018

Costa Rica continues to grab headlines around the world. It's been called the happiest place on earth...the world's number one place to retire... But this small nation of 4.8 million people is not content to rest on its laurels. Costa Rica has set itself a new, ambitious goal for the next few years: to become carbon neutral by 2021, and hence the first country in the world to achieve this.

October 2018

October 2018

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October 19, 2018

While the country's tourist industry is booming, those of us who live here know that, beyond those exquisite resorts and fine hotels, Costa Rica is still a developing country. And so, there are plenty of opportunities for expats to help out their local communities if this is important to you.