Gloria Yeatman

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Apr 21 2013

Reinventing Yourself in Retirement

(Updated October 28, 2015) A couple of years ago, we received an email from Rob, who was considering the idea of retiring in Costa Rica. He wrote, “After the finances, my biggest worry is how I will spend my time.  I have read about male expats who spend a lot of time at the bar because they …

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Apr 20 2013

9 Tips to Find Your “Perfect Place” in Costa Rica

Okay, you’ve visited Costa Rica a couple of times, read everything you can get your hands on, and you’ve decided to retire here. The reality of such a big move hits you, and you want to make sure that every decision along the way is the right one for you. I don’t blame you. San …

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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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Feb 10 2013

Meeting You Face-to-Face

In January, we had several opportunities to meet and talk with folks who read our website regularly and it really hit me that we write here makes a difference in people’s lives. So I wanted to start off this month by saying a big “Thank you!” Thank you for reading, thank you for trusting us, …

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Dec 22 2012

Moving On: Part II — Change is Hard. Really.

Even when it’s a good change, it’s still change. It disrupts your habits (which can be good), relocates all of your possessions, and messes with your body and mind. And if you have pets, well, it can freak them out. We moved into our new rental house this past week and spent the night for …

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Dec 22 2012

Moving On: Part I

One of the great things about renting is that you are free to pick up and move so much more easily. We have always thought that it would be great to try living in other parts of Costa Rica, or even to visit other countries, like Mexico, Ecuador and Nicaragua, for months at a time. …

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Nov 30 2012

Costa Rica Isn’t for Everyone?

(Updated October 27, 2015) Jackie, one of our readers wrote, “I have read in your newsletter that Costa Rica is not for everyone. (Others) say the same thing… My question is, just what is it about Costa Rica that is not for everyone? In your opinion, other than the language difference, what are the three …

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Nov 15 2012

Considering a “Typical Tico House”

When we got a call from a Tico friend that his house was coming available for rent, we started thinking about moving from our beloved cabina. Why, you may ask? Well, our house in Baltimore is currently rented to a family who intend to buy it in a year or so. We know that we …

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Oct 13 2012

CPI Immersion Spanish School – Choose the Best!

Paul and I decided that, though we can usually “get by” with our current levels of Spanish, it was time for some more intensive lessons, so we went to visit CPI on the recommendation of a friend who went there many years ago.  We were really impressed with the lovely campus, the well-rounded programs they …

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