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May 23 2011

Newsletter – May 2011

Welcome to the May 2011 issue of our RetireForLessInCostaRica.com Monthly Newsletter! In this month’s issue: So, what’s up with the Yeatmans? Our monthly update to answer the #1 question people ask us, “What do you DO all day?” Paul’s Monthly Tip to Live for Less in Costa Rica: $1 Lunch at the Central Market Feature …

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May 23 2011

Update on Our Cost of Living in Costa Rica

Instead of trying to explain the cost of living hypothetically, I thought I would instead explain our cost of living as it actually is for us. At this point, we have been in Costa Rica a little more than two years, and living/renting in “the cabinas” for two full years, so we have a pretty …

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May 22 2011

Renewing our Costa Rica Drivers’ Licenses

We’ve been living in Costa Rica full-time for more than two years now, and our Costa Rica drivers licenses came up for renewal on May 15th.  We both got our drivers licenses a month or so after we moved here in April 2009, using our U.S. Passports and Maryland Drivers Licenses for identification, and were …

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May 15 2011

Playa Doña Ana

Some months ago, I (Paul) complained to Gloria that we should go to the beach more often…at least 2 times per month, I said.  We were always so busy, but I stuck to my guns.  After all, we live in Costa Rica!  It’s true that we live at 3,900’ elevation, but it’s only 45 minutes …

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Apr 01 2011

Newsletter – April 2011

Welcome to the first issue of our RetireForLessInCostaRica.com Monthly Newsletter! We are sending you this newsletter because you are either a registered user on our website, a past tour guest, a friend, family member, or someone else who we have communicated with over the last two years.  If you would like to continue receiving this …

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Apr 01 2010

Happy Anniversary to Us!

  Today, April 1, 2010, is a big day for us.  One year ago today we moved to Costa Rica full time.  The year has gone by quickly, and has been so full of marvelous surprises.  We have met many wonderful people – both Expats and Ticos (Costa Ricans) – and count many of them …

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Jan 19 2010

Costa Rica isn’t Disneyland

(Updated 11/19/15) One of the reasons that so many of us come to Costa Rica is for its abounding natural beauty.  There are hundreds, maybe thousands of different specials of plants, butterflies, birds, and wildlife, not to mention lakes, rivers, volcanoes and beaches.  I have greatly enjoyed seeing, hearing, and taking photos of all of …

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Dec 31 2009

Our First Holiday Season in Costa Rica

It’s New Year’s Eve — ¡Próspero Año Nuevo to all! — and I have a few hours of quiet time.  The cats are outside being cats.  Paul is in town buying some rope to hang our new hammock and some ground beef for the meatballs I will make later today.  We are going to a …

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Sep 04 2009

Tranquilo…

A reader, and new friend, asked me yesterday how much time I spend each week to maintain this website.  I have to admit, not as much time as I had planned.  Back in the U.S., I would come home from working all day, fix and eat dinner, and then get to work on our website, …

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Aug 26 2009

Welcome home…

I recently returned from a 10 day trip back to Baltimore, partially for business but also to visit friends and family and to bring back some specific items.  As the time for my outbound flight grew near, I have to admit that I was apprehensive.  I didn’t want to be away from Paul for such …

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