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Aug 18 2008

Let me be frank…

Let me be frank about some other reasons I want to retire in Costa Rica.  I am disillusioned and disappointed in the American dream. When I was a teenager just beginning to work my first job as a cashier in a grocery store, I remember my father saying, “Do the right things, work hard, get …

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Jul 30 2008

Costa Rica Isn’t for Everyone

Costa Rica isn’t for everyone. When we tell people that we plan to be living in Costa Rica within the year, half of them think we’re crazy. They would miss the mega-malls, the multiplex cinemas, and the Starbucks on every corner. They think of Costa Rica as a third world country, plagued by poverty, and …

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Jul 12 2008

We’re back!

It’s July 12th and we’re back in Baltimore from our trip to Costa Rica– it was even harder to leave this time than it was when we visited in January. If you remember, Paul and I took a “retirement tour” with George Lundquist (a GREAT investment of time and money, and a very good value; …

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May 26 2008

Beautiful Costa Rica

I’ve only seen a small portion of Costa Rica so far, but already I know that it’s one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen. I’ve stood on the side of a mountain at 4,000 feet and looked out at the Nicoya Peninsula and the Pacific Ocean beyond. I’ve sat on the porch of …

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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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