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A husband and wife decide to live simply and joyfully in a rural community in Costa Rica. They share their adventures, budgets, and quirky insights.
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  • Feliz Navidad from Costa Rica 4 years ago We joined a group of Ticos and Gringos to distribute Christmas gifts to Nicaraguan kids who come to Costa Rica with their families to work in the coffee harvest.  Harvesters tie baskets around their waists. Full baskets bring about $2.00 — a little more for all-red (ripest) berries. The best...
  • A Different Visa Run Experience ... Los Chiles to San Carlos ... by car, boat, mini-bus, feet, bus, car 4 years ago Because we’re still waiting for our residency to go through (it’s closer … ever so slightly closer), we continue to need to leave Costa Rica every 90 days to renew our visas. I had visions of doing a mini vacation this time, maybe taking Nature Air and spending a few days in Grenada.But time...
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  • Reflections on a Visa Run - Los Chiles to San Carlos by Boat by Paul 5 years ago NOTE:  The shuttle boat part of this article is now out of date. The new bridge at Las Tablillas that opened on May 2, 2015 has meant lots of changes. Our June 22, 2015 post (above) documents some of these changes. Also check out this Tico Times article. Several gringos have written about...
  • THE MILKMAN by Marilyn 5 years ago The milkman. Not "my" milkman.Ultra-pasteurized, shelf-stable milk. Missing all the happy enzymes.So I’ve been researching raw milk and I’ve determined that making my yogurt from raw milk is a much better idea*. The only whole milk I’ve been able to find locally has been the... Featured Expat Blog Badge:

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