Tag: DailyLife

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 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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Jan 04 2009

Rent, and Slow Down the Process

We at Retire for Less in Costa Rica would advise everyone to rent for one year, six months, or even just one month before buying any property. We know it’s tempting to buy when you are on a tour, or just going around the country looking for places to live. It’s so alluring, this beautiful …

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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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Mar 03 2008

Learning the language, and free Spanish lessons

We at Retire for Less in Costa Rica highly recommend Visual Link Spanish. In my younger years, I learned Spanish while attending University in Mexico. Later in life, I taught high school Spanish, so I have been both a learner and a teacher of Spanish. In looking at available Spanish language courses on the market, …

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