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Costa Rica Wildlife Photography

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

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

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

The Transito Dance!

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

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Why We Are Leaving Costa Rica

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

Life in Costa Rica When Hell Breaks Loose, Enjoy the Ride

COSTA RICA LIVING -- I came to Costa Rica to live and be happy, bringing all the good...

Costa Rica retirement not always tropical paradise

Bill Peace sees his new home in Playa Herradura, Costa Rica for the first time. He moves in...

Are There Gangs in Costa Rica?

By Christopher Howard, Live in Costa Rica -   Safety is a concern when moving to any foreign country....

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...

Costa Rica Living: Learn to Swear in Spanish

COSTA RICA LIVING - So, you've moved to Costa Rica and you're very happy to be out of...

Expat Life in Costa Rica

LIVING IN COSTA RICA  - From Inter Nations: Whether it’s the relaxed lifestyle, the kind people, or raw,...

San Francisco, Costa Rica or California, Which is Better?

QCOSTARICA LIVING - Costa Rica living expert Christopher Howard, on his live in Costa Rica blog, explain why...

Foreign Retirees Might Be Scared Off Of by Costa Rica’s High Cost of Living

Comparing the cost of living across international regions is a popular activity among those who seek to retire...

Retirees Beware: Coche Bomba (Car Bomb) Will Soon Explode in Zapote’s Bull Ring!

COSTA RICA LIVING - Judging by the title of this blog one would think that we have terrorism...

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...

Retirees will be pleased to know that Costa Rica’s postal service has made great strides in recent years

LIVE IN COSTA RICA - There was a time when nobody in there right mind would use the...

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...

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...

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...

The other side of Costa Rica — the New Chic

LIVE IN COSTA RIC A - The majority of my readers are those thinking of relocating or retiring...

Common Misconceptions About Living And Retiring in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA LIVING (FamilyFreedomProject.com) What are some common misconceptions people have when they hear you are retired in Costa...

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(Q24N) Uber may be assisting in illegal immigration, some Mexican officials claim. Arnulfo Leon Campos of Mexico’s National Institute of Migration said that transporters of...

Former Ecuador President Correa Calls Trump “Stupid” and Brazil President a “Traitor”

(Q24N) In an interview with the EFE news agency, former President of Ecuador Rafael Correa broke his silence this weekend, with some harsh words...

Mob Turns Violent Againt Police At End Of Soccer Game in San Carlos

A dispute among soccer fans in the final between local teams, Florencia and El Progreso de la Tigra, in Santa Clara de Carlos, turned...

Venezuela’s Maduro Demands Army Loyalty amid New Arrests to Prevent Opposition “Coup”

TODAY VENEZEULA - This weekend was Venezuela’s Army Day, marking the 196th Battle of Carabobo, an important victory that led to the country’s independence. The...

Diversidad In Chepe 2017

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LGBT March San Jose 2017

Q COSTA RICA - San Jose was filled with color this Sunday to celebrate sexual diversity and demand equal rights for the Lesbian, Gay,...

“We Cannot Let Down Our Guard,” Experts Say On Simultaneous Activity Of Three Volcanos

It's been a while, in fact since 1987 that Costa Rica did not register the simultaneous activity of three volcanos and experts warn that...

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Man Killed In Monday Morning Shootout in Escazu Was Wanted In Canada

Q COSTA RICA - It was 7:20am, two men outside the Mountview private school in Guachipelin de Escazu, dressed in tracksuits are exercising, two...

Four Years Later, China-Backed Nicaragua Canal Is Paralyzed Or About To Die

TODAY NICARAGUA - The Nicaragua Interoceanic Canal project is either paralyzed, or nonexistent. In June 2013, the Nicaraguan National Assembly passed Law 840, which authorized...

The 10 brands Preferred by Costa Ricans

Q COSTA RICA - Ever wonder, when grocery shopping at Automercado, Masxmenos or Pricesmart, for example, why Costa Ricans pick one product over another?...

10 Countries Reputed As The Ultimate Place For Sex Tourism (Guess Who Isn’t?)

QCOSTARICA - Normally, tourists travel abroad to visit famous landmarks, culture or do fun things. Also there is a group of tourists who travel...

Argentina: 128-Year-Old Man Claims He’s Hitler

Q JOURNAL - An allegedly 128-year-old man in Salta, Argentina has announced he is in fact former Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, and has spent...

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