It’s not inefficiency, blatant corruption, or disorganization. Those problems are surmountable. My biggest problem is a monster attacking my house.
Upon arriving to Costa Rica for the first time on vacation, I was told by a local that there were only three phrases I needed to know in order to communicate effectively while on my trip: Pura vida: This can mean anything from “hello” to “goodbye” to “doing fine” to...
What is it about Costa Rica that entices someone to leave their home country and start all over in a foreign land?
16 ways my native culture is going to make me feel uncomfortable when I travel to the States. Reverse culture shock should not be this hard.
Nervous, but excited to visit the States over the holidays, I came up with a list of 8 things expats can do in the States that they can’t do in Costa Rica.
The reasons and motivations for people to decide they want to leave their home country behind in order to experience life in Costa Rica are, of course, extremely varied.
Finding an affordable place to live in Costa Rica for an expat on a budget. Budgeting, Deciding on living situation, and Searching for a home to rent
Steps, tips, and advice for finding an affordable place to live in Costa Rica while on a budget. Rent an apartment, rent a house, or share rooms with Ticos or other expats…
How to enter and exit Costa Rica: up-to-date tips, experiences, requirements for visas.
Taking a vacation from Costa Rica and disconnecting in Granada
Living in Costa Rica: Answers to questions about housing costs, public transportation, wages for teaching, and more!
Where to live, when to move, and how to get a job teaching English in Costa Rica.