Gloria Yeatman

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Jan 19 2010

Costa Rica isn’t Disneyland

(Updated 11/19/15) One of the reasons that so many of us come to Costa Rica is for its abounding natural beauty.  There are hundreds, maybe thousands of different specials of plants, butterflies, birds, and wildlife, not to mention lakes, rivers, volcanoes and beaches.  I have greatly enjoyed seeing, hearing, and taking photos of all of …

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Dec 31 2009

Our First Holiday Season in Costa Rica

It’s New Year’s Eve — ¡Próspero Año Nuevo to all! — and I have a few hours of quiet time.  The cats are outside being cats.  Paul is in town buying some rope to hang our new hammock and some ground beef for the meatballs I will make later today.  We are going to a …

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Sep 05 2009

Video 4: Our Strategy

This is part four of a four-part video series recorded one month before our move to Costa Rica. At our home in Baltimore, we talked about our thought-process, the variety of research we did, and the many decisions we made along the way. We hope you enjoy watching them, and we look forward to offering …

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Sep 05 2009

Video 3: The Big Issue: Healthcare

This is part three of a four-part video series recorded one month before our move to Costa Rica. At our home in Baltimore, we talked about our thought-process, the variety of research we did, and the many decisions we made along the way. We hope you enjoy watching them, and we look forward to offering …

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Sep 05 2009

Video 2: Our Fears & Concerns

This is part two of a four-part video series recorded one month before our move to Costa Rica. At our home in Baltimore, we talked about our thought-process, the variety of research we did, and the many decisions we made along the way. We hope you enjoy watching them, and we look forward to offering …

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Sep 05 2009

Video 1: Why Choose Costa Rica?

This is part one of a four-part video series recorded .by Andy Brown , one month before our move to Costa Rica. At our home in Baltimore, we talked about our thought-process, the variety of research we did, and the many decisions we made along the way. We hope you enjoy watching them, and we look …

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Sep 04 2009

Tranquilo…

A reader, and new friend, asked me yesterday how much time I spend each week to maintain this website.  I have to admit, not as much time as I had planned.  Back in the U.S., I would come home from working all day, fix and eat dinner, and then get to work on our website, …

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Aug 26 2009

Welcome home…

I recently returned from a 10 day trip back to Baltimore, partially for business but also to visit friends and family and to bring back some specific items.  As the time for my outbound flight grew near, I have to admit that I was apprehensive.  I didn’t want to be away from Paul for such …

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Jul 29 2009

Our Big Move – Part III

So much has happened since the last time we wrote! We are much more settled into our new lives in Costa Rica.  Five weeks ago we had no phone, no Internet, no car, and no TV.  All of that has changed. Our cell phone & phone line finally came through, though we will only use …

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Jun 29 2009

Our Big Move – Part II

Friday, April 3, 2009 These first days in our adopted home of Costa Rica have been both relaxing and challenging. Paul and I were completely exhausted after the frantic pace of packing, throwing away, giving away, and recycling just prior to our travel on April 1st.  Our first night here, we slept about 11 hours, …

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