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Monday 26 June 2017

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...

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...

Improve your property’s security with an electric fence (cerca eléctrica)

From Live in Costa Rica Blog Burglary is a concern for both Costa Ricans and foreign residents. Everybody has...

Bus The Most Economic Way To Travel To Costa Rica’s Beaches For the Holidays

Visiting the beaches is a favourite way for many to spend the Christmas and New Year's holidays in...

In Costa Rica retirees won’t have to die of loneliness

I recently read an article about loneliness increasing one’s chances of dying prematurely. Can it actually happen? Apparently, according...

Are There Gangs in Costa Rica?

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

A Few Tips For Retirees Who Rent

By Christopher Howard, Live in Costa Rica blog - When renting an apartment or house in Costa Rica...

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...

Costa Rica Retirees Should Be Aware of Those Fattening Tamales

LIVING IN COSTA RICA - Part of living in Costa Rica is experiencing its culture which includes a...

Dolphin Cascade Costa Rica

COSTA RICA LIVING - "It was spectacular," says Shawn Larkin, who recorded the video of the impressive pod...

Behind The Iron Curtain or Behind Bars

By Christopher Howard, Live in Costa Rica - Sounds like I am talking about living in a communist...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Living Healthier in Costa Rica

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

Universities Are A Steal in Costa Rica!

By Christopher Howard, Live in Costa Rica Blog - I wrote an article similar to this one a...

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...

Living Beyond 100

QCOSTARICA LIVING - There was a time most careers involved an apprenticeship of one sort another. Some official,...

An Unhappy Expat’s Journey

While Ecuador does have some nice things to offer, it will never be Costa Rica. By Christopher Howard, Living...

A most unusual profession

COSTA RICA LIVING - In many Spanish speaking countries including Costa Rica you find the widespread practice of...

Driver’s License Petition

COSTA RICA NEWS - Outlier Legal Services, a law firm dedicated to provide services to foreign nationals living...

7 Tips To Exercise Safely Under the Summer Sun

By: Jane Marchant, VozdeGuanacaste - Exercising in hot sunny weather presents a set of challenges one has to...

Costa Rica: The Expat Abandoned

When considering living abroad, many expats make the serious mistake of considering disability, advancing age and death 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...

Expat Life in Costa Rica

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

The Transito Dance!

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

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...

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...

Retirees in Costa Rica Who Have Car Accidents Should Know This

LIVING IN COSTA RICA :  The following is from a post by long time resident and Costa Rica...

What Makes the Expat Lifestyle So Addictive?

(QCOSTARICA)  Wall Street Journal - Long before glitz and glamour came to accompany corporate packages, Ernest Hemingway likened expats to addicts: “You’ve lost touch with...

Gaining New Perspectives By Moving Overseas

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

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(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...

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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...

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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...

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

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

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

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