Tag: DailyLife

May 11 2013

Our Four Year Review of Living in Costa Rica

On April 1, 2013, we celebrated four years of living in Costa Rica. In reflecting on our experience, I thought I’d encapsulate my thoughts about our Costa Rican adventure in the following 11 areas. The People This is my favorite one. The people are so much more wonderful than I originally expected. It’s the main …

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Apr 21 2013

On Integration: Living in Costa Rica

by Tom Bunker This is a follow-up to my previous article describing how Marcia and I ended up here. Now that we have lived here for over 2-1/2 years, we are enjoying our new lives and community. Throughout this article, you will see some photos of examples of daily life. Like everyone, I have my opinions …

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Apr 21 2013

Simple Pleasures: My Morning Walk

I always look forward to my morning walk. I’m up at 5:10 am and out the door at 5:45 am. I meet up with two neighbors at 5:50 am and off we go. Round-trip is only 3.6 miles but half is up, up, up. It’s 30 minutes down, and 30 minutes back up. Anyone who …

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Apr 15 2013

A Tour of the ICE Hydroelectric Plant

Paul has been walking every morning, routinely meeting a couple of our neighbors before 6am. Since I am not a morning person, I am still lazing in bed while he is working up a sweat. They walk down, down, down the mountain to the Barranca River, then turn around and walk back up, up, up. …

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Apr 02 2013

A Day in the Life – March 17, 2013

It’s Sunday morning and we are finally getting some “down time.” Sounds funny, doesn’t it? Here we are, retired in Costa Rica, and we’re busy. We’re often on-the-go. The difference is that we are only as busy as we choose to be. We had a long day in the sun yesterday after  spending the day …

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Mar 15 2013

Info About New License Plates in Costa Rica

As often happens when new laws are enacted in Costa Rica (and, I am sure, elsewhere in the world), there is a lot of confusion about the details. The issue of new “mandatory” license plates is no exception. The Tico Times recently published an article that explains that the new plates are NOT mandatory yet …

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Jan 24 2013

Time to Trim the Banana Plants! – Video

In December and January, Costa Rica can be a very breezy place. The wind can shred the broad green leaves of  banana plants into fringes. And whether it’s windy or not, leaves die and turn brown all year round. So every three or four months, our gardener trims the banana plants to neaten them up. …

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Jan 24 2013

Reflections on Five Years Living in Costa Rica

by Connie Sandlin After visiting Costa Rica several times since 2006, Connie and Dick Sandlin made the move to try living here for 2 ½ months in mid-May 2008…and they never looked back. The March before their move, they wrote an email to family and friends to share their big news. Now, nearly 5 years later, …

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Jan 24 2013

MythBusters: What’s it REALLY Like to Live in Costa Rica??

by Tom Duffy The Duffys currently live in Chantilly, Virginia, in the U.S. and are planning their move to Costa Rica in the near future. When Dina and I starting researching moving to Costa Rica we found many conflicting opinions and comments about living in Costa Rica.  In the past year we have taken two …

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Jan 12 2013

Update: Bugs in Costa Rica

Remember in our last newsletter when Paul wrote, “Bugs. I have never liked bugs and it was one of my main concerns about moving to the tropics, to Costa Rica. I’m here to tell you that the bug scare was just a false alarm” ?? Well, the very night we published that newsletter, we had a furry …

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