Category Archive: Videos

Apr 05 2012

An Introduction to Finca Luna Nueva

One of our most interesting trips recently was to Finca Luna Nueva, located in the northern part of the Cantón of San Ramón, about one hour and 45 minutes from where we live. Though things are getting brown here on the Pacific side of the mountain range that runs through the center of the country, …

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Apr 05 2012

Featured Speak Spanish Video: Speak Spanish With Your Dog

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Mar 08 2012

Speak Spanish at the Doctor’s Office – Video

Featured Speak Spanish Video: Speak Spanish at the Doctor’s Office    

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Feb 10 2012

How to Bargain in Spanish – Video

Featured Speak Spanish Video: How to Bargain in Spanish  

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Jan 22 2012

Is Learning Spanish Your New Year’s Resolution? – Video

Is Learning Spanish Your New Year’s Resolution? – How to Learn Spanish in 2012 I don’t know about you, but the goal of learning a new language is daunting. In getting ready for our move to Costa Rica, I knew that knowing some of the language would help me with the huge transition of living …

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Jan 05 2012

A Christmas Tradition – Tamale Day at the Cabinas

Tamale Day at the Cabinas An important Christmas tradition in Costa Rica, as in many other Latin American countries, is making tamales. Usually whole families get together for the time- and labor-intensive process. Here at the Cabinas was no different as our “family” of residents and staff got together for the 2nd Annual Tamale Day. …

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Nov 02 2011

Video – Stop Thief!

On October 3rd, after two and a half years here in Costa Rica, we have now become victims of theft. We saw the thief grab our property and run off with it.  Eventually, we recovered it, though it was broken with some pieces missing. We were at the beach when it happened, just standing around …

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Oct 13 2011

Richard Bangs’ “Quest for Pura Vida”

The most recent episode of  Richard Bangs’ adventure travel series, “Adventures with Purpose,” is titled “Quest for Pura Vida.” It can be see in the coming months on American Public Television.  Following is the trailer of the episode.  It will make you feel good about living in Costa Rica if you are already here, and make you …

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Oct 10 2011

A Rainy Season Downpour

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Oct 05 2011

Video Slide Show – San Lucas Island Prison

We went on a San Lucas Island Tour, and it was fascinating! Our friend Parker said it was the best tour she’s been on in Costa Rica! It started with a boat trip through the Mangrove Forests near Puntarenas. We saw huge crocodiles sunning themselves near the water and lots of different birds including my favorite, pelicans. Then we …

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