To Be or Not To Be – A Resident

To Be or Not To Be – A Resident

Steven Friedman guest posts today on a subject that is near and dear to me. Almost two years after applying for residency – we had all the requisite paperwork with all i’s dotted and t’s crossed – we still do not have our residency. I question...
A Family Travel Resource

A Family Travel Resource

On my website, I try to hit the topic of Costa Rica from various points of interest. I usually fail and just end up providing observations based on our daily lives here or topics I am especially interested in, in my special way. But still, some types of questions come...
Montezuma Oropendola

Montezuma Oropendola

If ever a name fit a species it is the Montezuma Oropéndola. This fascinating bird has four trade-marks, two of which are described in its name. Let’s dissect the name and in the process you will learn some Spanish. ORO – is the Spanish word for gold. The...
Living in and Visiting Costa Rica

Living in and Visiting Costa Rica

The paperback of my book is now available for purchase. And while Amazon makes it very difficult to compete with them on eBooks, I have a lot more flexibility on pricing and packaging on the soft cover. Right now if you purchase Living in and Visiting Costa Rica in...
A Retiree’s Moral Duty in Costa Rica

A Retiree’s Moral Duty in Costa Rica

This week Steve Friedman takes a hard look at his life at the beach and realizes that he has a moral obligation to those who are living with Winter in the States. Steve and Martha Friedman moved to Costa Rica  from Denver Colorado last year after retiring. They are...

Books About Costa Rica

During the research for our move to Costa Rica, we relied heavily on books about Costa Rica, blogs, websites, and forums to help us make informed choices. I have compiled a Resource Page that has websites, blogs, and online newspapers that can help you in your search....