The below article was written on March 7, 2019 and not posted until November 30, 2019 I hear from people who tell me that they have read my entire blog. I find this difficult to believe. When I started blogging (I think this was around 2003), it was recommended that blog articles be around 1,000 words long. Since that time the attention span of readers[...]
My first three weeks in Costa Rica (1999) my legs were red and itchy from the knees down. After those three weeks, it’s been smooth sailing. My legs cleared up, and aside from the occasional bloom, bugs have not been a problem.[...]
This article is a copy and paste from an e-mail with a couple that have purchased a property here in Uvita. They are moving from Canada and are going to build a primary home for their own full-time residence. Plus, they are going to build at least 3 rental cabinas that they will run as a business to support themselves. They asked a series of[...]
Preamble: this article is my response to question I received from one of this blog’s readers. Its a bit unusual, but I see it as demonstrating a growing interest in The Zone – wellness – in its many forms. This one is specifically “vegan”, but the principles apply to all aspects of wellness. Tinamastes is mentioned quite a bit. This is a high-altitude (relative to Costa[...]
“Myopic” would probably best describe this post. The vantage that I have of the Costa Rica expat scene will be purely autobiographical, what I have seen and some of what I have heard in my 16+ years of living full time in Costa Rica both as a father of a family of 5, an Internet marketer and a realtor. When we made the move to[...]
After taking a couple years off from real estate, I have joined Rod in the Properties in Costa Rica real estate office in Uvita. The industry has changed in my time away, and so I am learning (one would think that they could take a year off and simply step back into his good ole industry. Ha! I am having to learn what is essentially[...]
Traveling around the US, the interest in Costa Rica that I encounter is universal. While talking with visitors to Costa Rica, we frequently hear: “everybody is talking about Costa Rica. It’s a real buzz-word in (wherever they are from”. This they say to a guy while there in Costa Rica – to a guy that lives in Costa Rica – while they are discussing the possibility of moving to Costa Rica. Hmmmm, are these statements truly unbiased and objective? My recent travels around parts of the States answers these questions.[...]
For many of us here in Costa Rica’s southern pacific zone, we marvel at the hub-bub made in Costa Rica information books and websites about the high level of education in Costa Rica. We simply don’t see it.
A course I just took at the good graces of the governmental education agency INA stands in stark contrast with that observation.
The course was being offered free, totally government sponsored, but you had to be a resident. I had to provide a copy of my residency cedula, as well as fill out a form with all my information in it, all of which intrigued me that this course was something authentic. I jumped through the various hoops thinking that I would probably pull out at some point.
Long story short, I didn’t – I did the course – and I’m a better Guy because of it.[...]
I was curious about all the talk I hear. “Costa Rica is a hot topic” is what I am told by visitors to Costa Rica. I wonder if this is really true outside of conversations held within the borders of Costa Rica, while standing on a property or a beach here. So I decided to run my own study on the matter. I got myself set up to offer a free evening of a presentation followed by questions and answers at a book store in Davis California. I’d say the night proved, quite clearly actually, that Costa Rica is indeed, a hot topic.
This is the outline that I used for my presentation.[...]