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Costa Rica Retirement – Adventures of Joram

He is still a young man, my friend Joram. With his wife, Ana, a woman born here in Costa Rica, he has three children, two adorable young daughters and a handsome young son of 12.

Costa Rica Cost of Living – Ticos Are Hurting

Driving around the last few weeks I have noticed a significant decrease in the number of cars on the road. The rising price of gasoline is hurting the Ticos.

What’s Not To Like About Retiring in Costa Rica?

Costa Rica sounds just wonderful, doesn’t it? I’ve been describing a place quite near paradise! It can’t be that perfect, can it?

Costa Rica Vacation Specials for Citizens and Legal Residents

During the ‘green season’ it is normally gorgeous here in the Central Valley area around San José during the morning but, at midday tends to cloud over before we have rain in the afternoon.

Annual Costa Rica Retirement Report

For twelve months now I have lived in Costa Rica. An annual report might be in order. It will turn out to be more a valentine than a report.

In Praise Of Older Women

One of the perks of dufferdom is an increased capacity to appreciate people. Friends. Spouses. And, for me, women. All women.

Today, at 69, I still appreciate the 20-year-old for her youthful looks, vigor, and (occasional) sweet innocence.

San José, Costa Rica listed in world’s most and least expensive cities

You will find Costa Rica listed at 135 sandwiched between Harare in Zimbabwe and Karachi in Pakistan. Panama City is listed at 114

Costa Rica Taxes – Tax Saving Tips for US Expats

Many people fall into tax traps or ignore potential deductions simply because they did not know any better. The goal of this article is to inform you, organize you, and best of all, save you money!

Costa Rica Retirement – Just Do It!

For years I bored my friends waxing poetic about how I was going to move to Costa Rica when I retired. The time just never felt quite right until …

Travel Plans for People with Limited Physical Mobility

It was in 1991 that I had my first contact with an organization dedicated to tourism for people with disabilities. I participated as a volunteer at a weekend event organized by Kéroul, a Canadian organization whose mission is to develop tourism for people with restricted physical mobility…

The Adventures of an 80-Year-Old Tarzan

Costa Rica Can Be Great For Seniors Too… If You Plan It Right! It
is easy strolling the path through the butterfly garden at Monteverde. No one is rushed. All are quiet and observant, except for the ooh-ing and ah-ing at the winged beauties that flit about.

Costa Rica Apartment Rental in Grecia – Only US$250 and it’s furnished!

I found the ideal Costa Rica apartment only two weeks after having arrived. I thought it would be a difficult chore. It turned out to be one of the easiest parts of my transition to Costa Rica.

Costa Rica Acupuncture – Made a Big Difference

I have been thoroughly impressed with the medical care we have used – the doctors visits were the equivalent of about $20 for a general practitioner and $40 for a neurologist who pinpointed my diagnosis more specifically than my doctor in the states.

Costa Rica Women’s Club

Over 60 years ago the Women’s Club of Costa Rica was formed to keep women in touch with other English speaking women. Today, the Women’s Club has over 250 members represented by women from 30 different countries, including Costa Rica. The club’s main motto is “Friendship and Service.”

Costa Rica Chess – ‘Grand Master’ at Grand Old Age of 15

He learned his very first chess moves from his father and although Alejandro has never had a ‘formal’ chess teacher, with his own independent studies of the theory and tactics behind chess, Alejandro Ramirez, a Costa Rican is now one of the world’s best chess players