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Semana Santa & Entering Green (Rainy) Season in Costa Rica

Semana Santa & Entering Green (Rainy) Season in Costa Rica

Costa Rica Living Editorial – I take one last trip into Jaco in order to get the essentials. I have cleaning supplies, dog food, groceries, and anything else that I might need when bunkering down for the next few days. Although it is just a holiday weekend in Costa Rica I am preparing as if

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The Trouble Getting Reliable Internet in Costa Rica

Costa Rica Living – Every once and a while I just need to vent a daily frustration.  I know I live in paradise but sometimes a daily frustration just makes my mind spin on how some companies in Costa Rica are able to function.  I know there is a limited intelligent human resource pool to

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The Myth About Currency Exchange in Costa Rica

Costa Rica Living - Money exchange is a concern at every border. There are always either people screaming “Cambio! Cambio! You need local money!” or currency exchange stands with bright signs saying the same. Tweet

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Blocking Out the Negative & Finding Happiness in Costa Rica

To say the least it has been a tough last week.  I can usually handle the frustrations that Costa Rica and the world throw at me but this just about pushed me over the edge.  I promised myself that my frame of mind needed to always remain in the following state….”I would never actually truly

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Costa Rica’s History & Unique Traditions

Costa Rica Living - Costa Rica has many non-US or non-Colombian traditions and culture. A predominantly Catholic country, Costa Rica’s original tribes were first introduced to Catholicism in 1502 when Christopher Columbus landed the country on his last voyage. The tribes survived by hunting, foraging, fishing, and farming mostly beans, corn, potatoes, and coffee. Coffee became

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Costa Rica Expat Happiness in Five Stages‏

Costa Rica News - Most expats go through a series of stages during their assimilation comparable to Elizabeth Kübler-Ross’ Five Stages of Grief. I know I did. When I first arrived in Costa Rica, my new life seemed like a perpetual holiday.  Tweet

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Costa Rica Residency 101

Costa Rica News - Many people search the web for how to become a Costa Rican resident. There are so many confusing answers out there, that it’s best to consult an attorney for help. Tweet

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Oxymoronic Costa Rican Laws

Costa Rica News - The definition of an oxymoron is: a figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms are combined. Well, this definitely fits many of the laws found in Costa Rica. Tweet

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