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Wednesday 23 August 2017

Writer’s Corner: El Peon and Other Stories from the Campo

Michael Crump has lived in rural, Costa Rica with his wife, Janet and dog, Rose, for 11years. Mike...

Is Slapping Your Child a Crime in Latin America?

(Expat-Chronilces, By Colin) Last Friday the children were destroying the house with pent-up energy. It was Peru’s Independence...

Ecotourism in Costa Rica – Essay

Mention the words “Costa Rica” to someone, and their minds are usually transported to a verdant tropical world,...

Echoes of Costa Rica or Impressions of Costa Rica from those who have not visited

Q EXPAT FOCUS - Most of us “know” about much of the world through impressions gained from others....

In The Days When Flying Was Fun!

Introduction by Chris Clarke - Today, we complain, because we are temporarily stranded, due to volcanic eruptions, computer...

The Transito Dance!

EXPAT FOCUS - In October of 1989 I found myself steering a wheezing, smoking moped down a dark...

Zen Dog Duke Chronicles: Nothing Happens For A Reason

I left the house this morning with Zen Dog Duke just after dawn. The private school buses were...

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

“Something there is that doesn’t love a wall…” This passage is the opening to Robert Frost’s poem, This passage...

Zen Dog Duke Dialogues: The Lock Smith, The Fiddler and The Cook

Bruce Springsteen was belting out “Thunder Road” on every transistor radio all along the Turnpike when a rotary...

Costa Rica Wildlife Photography

Wildlife photography used to be a hobby limited to people with the deep pockets to afford the equipment—cameras,...

Travelers’ Tales: Welcome Back

Introduction by Chris Clarke - Carol McCool and I met five years ago, through a writers’ group in...

Sin Semillas: A Zen Dog Guide To Living Well In Costa Rica

Quality of life is what we say we want. A successful life we may think is one with...

The Zen Dog Duke Dialogues: No One Knows Your Name

The broke the broker and the broken. The morally vacuous, the pretentious and the contemptuous all come together...

Travellers Tales: Karin’s Story

'Introduction by Chris Clarke'. This is a traveler’s tale from Colombia, before the ruination of guerilla wars, narcos and...

Will Citizenship Add Coolness to My Already Astonishing Life in Costa Rica?

Q COSTA RICA - The following article in the 'A Dull Roar' answers questions face by many foriegners...

Why Is Living in Guanacaste Good For Your Health?

Q COSTA RICA LIVING (by Wilberth Villalobos Castrillo , Vozdeguanacaste) A healthy lifestyle in paradise: That’s what many...

Costa Rica No. 4 Of The World’s 10 Best Places to Retire in 2017

From International Living - For just over a quarter of a century, International Living has ranked, rated, and...

Costa Rica Among The Countries With The Best Healthcare In The World

(Q24N )From International Living - One of the main concerns of any person looking to retire overseas is...

Where Expats Are Met with Open Arms

Q COSTA RICA - Even if all the other factors — healthcare, work-life balance, international schools, etc. —...

Living Healthier in Costa Rica

Q LIVING - One comment that I often receive from those who visit Costa Rica is that they...

Gaining New Perspectives By Moving Overseas

By Jason Holland, InternationalLiving.com - If you feel “stuck,” stressed out, or trapped in your current situation, I...

Earthquakes Can Be Scary. Volcanoes Are A Mystery. In Cartago You Can Experience Both Without The Danger

(by Mitzi Stark for QCostarica) Earthquakes can be scary. Volcanoes are a mystery. At MAGMATICA in Cartago you...

Once Again, Costa Rica Named Happiest Country In The World

(QCostarica) Once again Costa Rica has been named the most sustainably happy country in the world. Published by the...

Cucarachas A Part Of Living in Costa Rica

If you are like many when moving to Costa Rica, the last thing that comes to mind are...

11 Facts About Costa Rica Tthat Will Surprise You

1. Costa Rica takes up just 0.03 percent of the Earth’s surface, but it has 6 percent of...

Tips To Thrive As An expat in Costa Rica

expathousingcr.com - When settling in a new country, expats have to cope with adapting to new challenges: a...

Why Do Mosquitoes Bite Some People More Than Others?

It's the rainy season in Costa Rica. And the season for those pesky mosquitoes. It is important to...

Expat Career Lies You Need to Overcome

Q24N via ExpatFocus - Every single struggle we experience on a daily basis; every complaint, every dissatisfaction, every...

Useful Frases/Phrases in Spanish/English

From a post on Genial.guru, here are 155 English/Spanish phrases for everyday life in Costa Rica (and Latin...

Common Expat Dreams That Can Easily Turn Into Nightmares

Q24N from Expatfocus.com - It can be a tempting idea to let go of your current life and...

What’s it Really Like to Live in the Costa Rican Jungle?

(Q24N) by Camille Willemain, This American Girl - When we see beautiful photos and dreamy stories on travel and...

Why Moving to Costa Rica Did Not Solve All My Problems (In Fact It Made Them Worse)

QCOSTARICA by Karen Diaz, Huffpost  - In 2012, I left my 9-to-5 job to pursue an online business....

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