Gloria Yeatman

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Aug 09 2011

Following the Beat of Our Own Drummer

We came to Costa Rica for many reasons. But we also didn’t come for lots of reasons as well. We weren’t running away from family, debt, or jobs we hated.  We had jobs we liked, a great house with a fixed mortgage that we were able to pay, savings in the bank, and zero credit …

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Jul 20 2011

Newsletter – July 2011

Welcome to the July 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: Eat Less Meat and More Fruits and Vegetables Feature …

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Jul 20 2011

U.S. Department of State Update on Costa Rica

Following is the July 19, 2011 update on Costa Rica from the U.S. Department of State:   COUNTRY DESCRIPTION: Costa Rica is a middle-income, developing country with a strong democratic tradition. Tourist facilities are extensive and generally adequate.  While English is a second language for many Costa Ricans, knowledge of Spanish is necessary for legal …

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Jun 26 2011

Newsletter – June 2011

Welcome to the June 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: Taking the Bus Feature Article:  Investing in …

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Jun 22 2011

My Experience Using the Costa Rica Medical System (the “Caja”)

When we decided to write about how the Costa Rica National Health Care System (Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social – “Caja” for short) works, I didn’t realize that I would have an opportunity to write about my own personal experience.  It’s  really scary to be facing a medical problem while living in another country, one …

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Jun 22 2011

The Good, the Bad & the Ugly: The Truth About Crime in Costa Rica

(Updated July 31, 2015) So first, the good…I feel safer traveling around Costa Rica, and in our town of San Ramon, that I did in downtown Baltimore, or even at the local Mall at Christmas time when we lived back in the States.  In 2009, there was only one murder in the entire canton (county) of …

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May 23 2011

Community Action Alliance Costa Rica

One of the things I learned was important to me was the sense of community I experience living here.  About four months after moving to Costa Rica, we starting attending monthly “mixers” of a newly formed group made up of mostly gringos here in San Ramon.  The idea was to learn from each other, sharing …

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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 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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Apr 25 2011

Moving to Costa Rica – What do you wish you brought?

Recently (well, okay, it was a while ago), I asked some of the local Gringos here in San Ramon two questions:  “What do you wish you brought/shipped to Costa Rica that you didn’t?” and “When visitors come, what do you ask them to bring you that you can’t get here?”  Do you want to guess the …

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