Monday 24 February 2020

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What could the end of globalization mean for Costa Rica?

I always seem to see the most dismal future. They used to call economics...

How is a real relocation/retirement tour different than a relocation/real estate tour?

When I started my relocation tours during the early 1990s they were more  ‘tourist-oriented'...

Is Costa Rica a Caribbean country?

Is Costa Rica a Caribbean country? In a way, yes. It’s mostly a matter...

US Embassy San Jose Closed Monday

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the U.S. Embassy and Consular Section...

What is the difference between “robo” and “hurto”?

Both "Robo" (robbery) and "Hurto" (burglary) imply the fact of seizing someone else's property....

Opening a bank account in Costa Rica so difficult for expats

For many North Americans (US & Canada), opening a bank account is a relatively...

New Year’s Resolution for U.S. Citizens living in Costa Rica

(Press release) Did you know that U.S. citizens living in Costa Rica can vote...

Planes, Trains and Breakdowns

(Expat Focus - QCostarica) In this age of competing hate crimes, I’d like to...

A Costly Practice!

Rico's TICO BULL - Vehicle owners who usually pay for Marchamo (annual circulation permit)...

Expats can now learn how to prepare typical Costa Rican cuisine

Many expats become enamored with Costa Rican food and want to learn how to...

U.S. Embassy San Jose Closed Friday and Monday

The Embassy and the Consular Section of the United States in San Jose, Costa...

It’s not too late for Canadian Expats in Costa Rica to register to vote!

Since 1993 Canadians living abroad for more than five years were denied to vote....

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The Organismo de Investigacion Judicial (OIJ) is warning citizens to avoid being victims of...

Where can you retire nicely on just $30,000 a year … outside the US?

Where to retire on a budget? It might be time to think outside the...

Is Costa Rica Really the Switzerland of Central America?

Expatsblog.com - It’s a decades old comparison that one still runs across now and...

Decking Landscaping: A DIY Guide

Have you been eyeing your yard as your next big renovation project? Does it...

What is Considered Normal In Costa Rica, But Not Accepted By Foreigners

Rico's TICO BULL - What is considered normal in Costa Rica and other countries...

Low Wages In Costa Rica

EXPAT FOCUS - I am an avid reader of Quora.com. Every day I usually...

25 Countries Where Your Pension Check Goes Furthest: Costa Rica Is 24th

When it’s time to retire, you may find your pension benefits don’t go far....

A New Community Rises in Costa Rica, but Don’t Bring Your Car

LAS CATALINAS, Costa Rica — Would you relinquish your car to live in paradise?...

Parents opposed to vaccinating their children may lose custody

Parents who oppose vaccinating their children may end up in court and even lose...

The cost of groceries Costa Rica vs USA 2019

In this blog, you’ll find the comparison of the cost of groceries Costa Rica...

I Made Peace with Mosquitoes

A year and a half ago, while taking a few months off of traveling...

What does your typical day look like when you are living in Costa Rica?

The question, "What does your typical day look like when you are living in...

Home Invasion, Everyone’s Worst Fear: Reflections of a victim

Home invasion. We were victims of a professional, well-planned home invasion. It is everyone’s...

What are the most in-demand skills for freelancing?

The prospects for freelancers are said to be enormous as long as they keep...

How To Enjoy Your Retirement

Retiring is a fun part of life but can also be nerve-wracking because you’ll...

When can governments revoke citizenship?

The Economist - “IT’S KIND of heartbreaking to read,” said Shamima Begum in response...

How expats can maintain a healthy diet in Costa Rica

Home to beautiful beaches, low-cost and high-quality living, and wildlife in abundance, there are...

Woman Knocks On Door, Robbers Rush In

A woman knocked on the door of a house of a foreigner, expat in...

Winter Driving Mistakes You Don’t Have To Worry About When Living in Costa Rica

Winter weather has the nasty habit of causing unexpected problems on the roads. The...

Too Many “Gringos” View Costa Rica Through Distorted North American Eyes

Christopher Howard's Live in Costa Rica - It is very easy to look at...

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