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Who Would Marry A Serial Killer?

Who Would Marry A Serial Killer?

Q COSTA RICA – Before moving back to Canada, Leanne Bordelais lived with her new husband Thierry Bordelais, the brother of her lawyer, and their children, in Costa Rica. Since her release from prison in 2005, after serving 12 years, Leanne, now 46, has lived the suburban life in the Montreal suburb of Chateauguay. By […]

The Dark Side Of Expat Life In Costa Rica

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 its pristine beaches, scenic beauty, rich culture and vibrant nightlife. Each year, this country sees more than 1.5 million tourists. In addition to having one of the highest rates of wealth and literacy in the region, Costa […]

What Makes the Expat Lifestyle So Addictive?

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 the soil. You get precious. Fake European standards have ruined you. You drink yourself to death. You become obsessed with sex. You spend all your time talking, not working. You are an expatriate, see? You hang around cafes.” […]