Costa Rica Curious

You have read Costa Rica Curious the blog ... now there is Costa Rica Curious the book. After working tirelessly (read: sporadically) on the book for two years, I have just published it in ebook form the story of our move to Costa Rica. The book starts in the crapper...

A Tamarindo Visit – Like a Bat out of Hell

It’s not that I don’t notice things, I do, but I have always been a bit lackadaisical with things that do not pose an immediate problem. This trait has blossomed in our two years in Costa Rica, so as I stepped into the shower I didn’t think much about the drain cover...

Living in Costa Rica – 5 Humorous Observations

One of the great things about living abroad - maybe the most fun - is experiencing the differences found in your new country. Below are a few observations I have noticed about living in Costa Rica. I find them humorous or just informative. Feel free to leave a comment...

Costa Rica Cost of Living – A Busty Beach Budget

Ok, now that I have your attention with that titillating title, I want to discuss a viewpoint born out of last weeks blog post – Costa Rica Cost of Living: Apples to Pineapples. That article mentioned how, when you consider expat stories of living on a smaller budget...

Costa Rica Cost of Living – Apples to Pineapples

Last year I tackled the Costa Rica Cost of Living question with this blog post using how far $7 would go in various food situations as my barometer. I used that post to demonstrate how difficult it is to answer the question "how much does it cost to live in Costa...

A Dental Experience in Costa Rica

I was taught not to use the word “hate,” but still, I hate the dentist. I hate the smell of dental office, the stale air, and the sounds that escape the room where the chair is. As a child, even the joy derived from the toy-board - the reward of picking a toy at the...

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

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 Oropéndola...

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...

Blog Stats – January 2015

Better late than never - right? January was spent making sure my new book, Living in and Visiting Costa Rica, was ready to upload to the Amazon selling machine. It took me until the 4th of February to get it finished and get it listed. Pura Vida. Because of this, I...

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...

Blog Stats – December 2014

December and 2014 has come to a close. We enjoyed our first full calendar year in Costa Rica. We got to take a few trips, made lots of friends, and experienced more about this great country and culture - some of which I wrote about. As far as meeting my blogging goals...

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....

What do you do there – in Costa Rica?

Recently I posted about that famously popular question, "What do you do all day?". Today we get another perspective on that question from guest poster Steve Friedman. Steve and Martha Friedman moved to Costa Rica  from Denver Colorado last year after retiring. They...