Gloria Yeatman

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Feb 26 2018

Reviews

  We have been offering customized relocation and retirement tours of Costa Rica since 2009. Click here for details. Here are some of the reviews we have received:   “Hi Gloria, and Paul, Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated the fact that I could have one of your personalized tours around …

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Dec 30 2017

Integration – The Path to New Adventures

Updated 12/30/17 When you move to a foreign country, many things will be different than in your home country. The people may speak a different language, their customs and food won’t be the same as back home. They may look different, and the way they do things might not make sense to you. You may …

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Jul 08 2015

Why retire outside of the U.S.?

(Originally written May 2008 & updated July 2015) It all started with a comment I made to my husband, Paul, one afternoon. I said, “You know, I kind of envy you for all of the adventures you’ve had.” Paul lived in Mexico for three years while he was attending college at the University of the …

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Aug 28 2014

Monkey Rescue Misadventures: Mal Tiempo, Buena Cara

The Mission “Retirement” in Costa Rica — you just never know what each day will bring. Our adventure started with a phone call from MINAE (Costa Rica’s Ministry of the Environment and Energy) to Spider Monkey R & R (Rehabilitation and Release). They planned a raid in the morning to confiscate a 3-year-old spider monkey and …

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May 07 2014

Travel with Confidence When You Purchase Travel Insurance

For our recent two-week trip to the U.S., we opted to purchase travel insurance when we were buying our airline tickets on American Airlines. Shortly thereafter, we received a policy from Allianz Travel Insurance which outlined our coverage and confirming the prices we paid — all of $61.10 for both of us. Here is what our …

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Apr 21 2014

Home Again…Again – How We Celebrated Our Five Year Anniversary of Living in Costa Rica

March 22, 2014 – We’re back in Baltimore for two weeks after five years of living in Costa Rica. We’re back in our old house, with most of our old things around us. And we’re saying hello to many friends and family members whom we haven’t seen in years. It’s different, this time in Baltimore. …

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Mar 14 2014

Sad Reminders of the Uncertainty of Life

It’s been a sad week in our community of expats in Costa Rica. Two couples, both married late in life…two sudden deaths…two wives left alone. The first happened last week, at their home, just outside of San Ramón. He told his wife that he had a bad headache, sat down on the sofa, and died. The second …

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Mar 14 2014

Adventures of a Monkey Mama in Costa Rica

I sit here at the computer with a baby howler monkey on my head. I’m at Howler Monkey/Spider Monkey R&R, monkey-sitting, while their full-time Monkey Mama Michele and Papa Paul are visiting family in the U.S. It’s just me, baby howler Machito (the one on my head), “little girl” howlers Marisol and Millette, “older girl” …

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Jan 09 2014

More Fun Than a Barrel of Monkeys

It’s a beautiful day at Spider Monkey/Howler Monkey R&R. I am “monkey sitting” this afternoon for three sweet little howlers, or “Congos” as they are called in Costa Rica. Also present are two spider monkeys, Lolita and Chiquito, and two dogs, Magdalena and Tequila. But it’s the three baby howlers I interact with the most. …

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Jan 02 2014

Driving—and Learning—in Costa Rica

When I was 16 years old, I learned to drive a car. I went to drivers’ ed at my high school. Mr. Ball, who also taught math, was my drivers ed instructor. I drove the big, white, Ford Galaxie 500 that my father had bought me at the used car lot. It had an automatic …

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