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...

What Do You Do All Day?

One of the most frequent questions both the Chica and I get from our blogs is: "What do you do all day"? Typically followed by its cousin: "Don't you get bored"? Let me try and answer: What Do You Do All Day? For all intents and purpose, I am retired. I left a...

A Clydesdale in Costa Rica

  Shortly after moving to Costa Rica last year I wrote the blog post A new Addition to my life - walking. In the post I discuss my newfound fondness of walking and the benefits I received from the activity. My first hike here was a gruesome 1 miler that left me...

Paradise Imperfect – A book review

  I was contacted a few months ago by the author Margot Page to see if I would like to read and review her new book Paradise Imperfect. Being a sucker for books that have Costa Rica as the subject matter I said yes. In turn Margot’s response was, “great, I would...

Costa Rica Waterfall – Catarata del Toro

Catarata del Toro - a Costa Rican waterfall that really does not get the attention that it deserves. While the waterfall can be hard to get to - directions to the waterfall park are tricky and, once there, the hike down to the pool is very difficult (not for the faint...

Change is Good

I love the change in Costa Rica. Maybe because it is the only thing Jen lets me have in my pocket; that's a good thing too - if you knew my spending habits, you would agree. It's not that I don't want to be frugal. In fact, I am frugal - very frugal - when I don't...

Rare Bird Seen in Costa Rica

I love hiking. One of the great things about my hikes, other than the health benefits, is that I get to see many things.  Walking down farm roads, through finca’s and even on the main road that goes by our home, allows me to commune with nature and say hi to neighbors...

Spanish Sundays – Número Cinco

When I set out this year to really hunker down and learn some Spanish, I followed one of the tactics from the Fluent in 90 Days program that I had purchased. That tactic was to create blog posts in order to document my strategy to learn, as well as my struggles...