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Expat Interview: Tiger Baby

Tiger tells us about her 7 years in Costa Rica, her 4 husbands, and her 20 years in Japan and traveling the world as a dancer, Alaska pipeline welder, personal trainer, translator, and home health nurse.

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Learning Spanish in Costa Rica

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 “life is good.” Una más cerveza por favor: One more beer, please. Dónde está el baño?: Where is the bathroom? He was right. Most Costa Ricans, or Ticos, involved in the tourism industry speak English. For anything more than a hello, or a request for beer or the bathroom,...

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expat in Costa Rica I'm Erin, artist, writer, nature lover. In 2010, I quit the cubicle to seek a happier, healthier, more fulfilling life. Join me as I tell tales of letting go and starting over in Costa Rica.

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