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Wednesday 28 June 2017

Latvia’s Man Shortage Leaves Women Lost for Love

(AFTERBIZLIFE) Two decades after Latvia shook off Soviet communist rule, the country's women have survived the transition to...

Costa Rica Wildlife Photography

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

Travellers Tales: Karin’s Story

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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...

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

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The Transito Dance!

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Beyond its reputation as a nature destination, Costa Rica is also a 'Disneyland of sex' for a special...

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...

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

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In The Days When Flying Was Fun!

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Travelers’ Tales: Welcome Back

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

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....

Top 10 Things You Should Know Before Moving to Costa Rica

Relocating to another country is a significant decision that should be given careful thought. When pondering about such...

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...

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...

Domestic Workers and Benefits: What To Pay When You Let Your Maid Go

QCOSTARICA from Outlierlegal.com - Under Costa Rican labor laws, domestic workers are considered employees, and as such, you...

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...

How To Impress and Win Over A Tica (Costa Rican)!

There really is no woman in the world quite like a Latin American woman or Latina! Sure, sometimes...

Latin Dating, Cultural Influences

The topic of Latin dating has grown in importance as the people and their culture intermingles around the...

It is not difficult for Retirees to be vegetarians in Costa Rica

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The Dark Side Of Expat Life In Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA) Expatfocus - Costa Rica is regarded as a paradise by tourists from around the world because of...

Where Retirees Can Find a Good Umbrella and Even Get it Fixed in Costa Rica

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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...

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...

Costa Rica’s Running Scene for Retirees

Many baby boomers are health conscious and into running. The benefits which an individual can get from running...

A Crash Course in Costa Rica Relationships

Costa Rica News – When it comes to dating in Costa Rica it can be very difficult as...

Reasons to live or retire in Costa Rica

Have you ever dreamed of the perfect place to live or retire with a great lifestyle? You have...

Two Very Different “Gringo Gulches” in Costa Rica

A lot of the nightlife in San José, capital of Costa Rica, takes place in a section of...

Change of the Times, Otto Guevara With New Girlfriend

The convention to see a political leader  his or her spouse at their side in Costa Rica is...

What Does It Cost to Retire in Costa Rica?

QCOSTARICA LIVING from Livingincostarica.com - This is an article that was recently published by Investopedia. I have added...

Why We Are Leaving Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA  via Retireforlessincostarica.com - The Decision. In August of 2012, I wrote the article “Why We Chose Nuevo...

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