Gloria Yeatman

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May 25 2008

About Costa Rica: Fast Facts

Costa Rica is in Central America, bordered on the north by Nicaragua and on the south by Panama. To the east is the Caribbean coast and to the west is the Pacific Ocean. This small country measures just under 20,000 square miles and is in the Central Time Zone. The telephone area code for the …

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May 10 2008

Book Review: Culture Shock! A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette, by Claire Wallerstein

One of the strengths of this book is that it covers not only living in Costa Rica, but doing business there as well. Here’s the synopsis from Amazon.com: “CultureShock! Costa Rica is an indispensable companion for anyone who wishes to live and work amongst Central America’s famously friendly people. Life in Costa Rica often turns …

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May 10 2008

Book Review: The Ticos: Culture and Social Change in Costa Rica, by Mavis Hiltunen Biesanz

To learn about the people of Costa Rican, otherwise known as “Ticos,” The Ticos: Culture and Social Change in Costa Rica can’t be beat. Here is a great review from the Amazon.com Web site: “When I was researching Costa Rica as a candidate place for retirement, despite some effort, I was unable to find much …

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May 10 2008

Cost of Living is Less…for most things

Here in the Mid-Atlantic, our gas and electric bills have been steadily increasing out of control; our normal monthly bill during the winter costs us about $350, with another 8% increase around the corner; just two years ago, it would have cost $225. Costa Rica doesn’t need to import energy at high prices. In fact, …

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May 10 2008

Why Choose Costa Rica?

So why Costa Rica?  Why not Mexico, or Panama, or right here in the U.S.? There are so many reasons that I’ll continue to write more about it in future posts. First and foremost, we wanted to live in a country where the government was stable. Long called the “Switzerland of the Americas,” Costa Rica …

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