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Costa Rica Expat Living: Death in the Campos

When someone dies in a rural area of Costa Rica, time is of the essence. Few can afford the services a funeral home would...

Drowning in Costa Rica at Playa Dominical: A Near-Death Experience

The closest I have ever come to drowning was at Playa Dominical. A beach favored by serious surfers, it features big consistent waves with...

Cycling in Costa Rica: Finding the Calm Before the Storm on Sunday Mornings

On Sunday morning in most any place in Costa Rica, there is a window of a few hours between sunrise and the ringing of...

Costa Rica Expat Living: Take My Car, Please!

Take My Car, Please! My first year in Costa Rica, I bought a 15 year old Jeep from a guy in Tibas. It had...

Costa Rica Expat Living: No Vuela!

A long time ago, I found myself caught in the slow-grinding wheels of the Costa Rican bureaucracy. I was recently divorced. As this marriage...

Costa Rica Expat Living: The ‘Opposites Attract’ Theory

If you have ever been married, or in a long-term relationship, think back to the first time you met the person who became your...

Costa Rica Expat Living: Gracias, Adios

When I first arrived in Costa Rica over thirty years ago, my Spanish was limited. I had taken two years of high school Spanish,...

Costa Rica Expat Living: Quelling my inner Fascist

Walking the streets of Quepos on a hot and hectic Friday afternoon, two voices fight for space in my head. One is the voice...

Costa Rica Expat Living: My Friend in the City

There is a guy I know, a US citizen--I will call him Victor- who has lived in Costa Rica for 12 years, yet is...

9 Things not Covered in Costa Ricas Driver’s Exam

I have been helping my daughter study for the written part of her driver’s exam and noticed that the manual did not cover many...

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