Category Archives: Moving to Costa Rica

Contrast brings appreciation

Okay, yes, I’m aware it’s been over 2 months since my last post, and I’m sorry about that.  Interestingly, once you start “blogging” you start seeing your world through the eyes of “that would make an interesting blog post.” And … Continue reading

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Now that’s customer service!

It’s funny, we keep saying to each other how nice everyone is here — you’d think we’d been somewhere full of  rude people for the past 5 years and that’s certainly not the case in Costa Rica.  We always had … Continue reading

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Morning Howler Concert

It’s that time of the year.  Woke up again this morning, around 5 am or so, to the deep-throated growling and hollering of the “congo” or howler monkeys.  It went on for quite a while and it’s one of the … Continue reading

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Fall Back

That is, unless you’re in Costa Rica!  You know, spring forward, fall back… the daylight savings time mantra.  What many folks don’t realize is that Costa Rica is in the Central Time Zone, EXCEPT it does not follow daylight savings … Continue reading

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A different type of expectation

I wrote recently about the value in expats getting accurate information so that they can mold their expectations appropriately about what living in Costa Rica might be like.  I truly think there’s another type of “expectation” that is quite interesting … Continue reading

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Expectations

I was musing today on the wide range of possible expectations that we might have when we move to a foreign place and how that ultimately impacts on how much one does (or doesn’t) end up settling happily into Costa … Continue reading

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Year round spring

That’s the most commonly used descriptor for the weather in Costa Rica — year round spring — and it’s a pretty good one.  It’s one of the things we will very much miss here — the temperature. We were lucky. … Continue reading

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Family

It’s interesting, over the years we’ve been here we’ve occasionally heard of folks who went back — sometimes after only a few months of being here! — because of “family issues.”  We never thought that would apply to us. We … Continue reading

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Why we moved to Costa Rica, the short version

It seems that we can hardly start talking about our moving back to the U.S. without taking a closer look at why we came here in the first place.   Of course — shameless plug warning! — if you read … Continue reading

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Why forever?

It’s funny, when we moved to Costa Rica, we somehow — can’t tell you how since it’s crazy! — developed the idea that we were never going back to the U.S.  Not just in the sense that we didn’t expect … Continue reading

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