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Mother’s Day in Costa Rica Is A BIG Deal!

Mother’s Day, a national holiday in Costa Rica is celebrated on August 15 and coincides with the Catholic feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The country’s official religion is Catholicism and as well as the religious significance, this day is a …

Monkeys in Costa Rica – What is a monkey bridge?

No! It’s not the latest dental treatment for monkeys but nice try! You may have seen them along highways where the jungle meets the road or, on many Costa Rican roads near …

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Americans Living in Costa Rica. Michele Kohan’s story.

She knew a change had to be made; and a more simplistic lifestyle appealed to her. The phone rang and it was an old college friend, who she had not seen in over 13 years. This ‘Tico’ or Costa Rican friend turned out to be the catalyst that led Michele to Puerto Viejo, on the southern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica.

The Costa Rica Model: Presidential Lessons from a Thriving Nearshore Market at Nexus 2016

Former President Laura Chinchilla explained that, while Costa Rica may be small, it has a large pool of human resources to drive its nearshore success. “Development is not about a nation’s size or wealth,” she said. “Development is all about talent.”

Prominent Costa Rican Citizens Named In Massive New Panama Offshore Scandal.

This week we see the results of of a massive dump of data, a ‘Giant Leak of Offshore Financial Records Exposes Global Array of Crime and Corruption'”where millions of documents show heads of state, criminals and celebrities using secret hideaways in tax havens…”

Driving in Costa Rica – A few tongue-in-cheek reminders

If you do speak Spanish, be prepared for directions based on landmarks, not street names. Something like this is common: “Turn left at Matute Gomez’s house, go 600 apples and turn right where the Higuerón tree used to be, then turn left again when you hear a barking dog.”

“Don’t just do something, sit there!”

Over the last 30 years I’ve read hundreds of books about the many different belief systems regarding death and the process of dying and my little brain feels most comfortable with Sogyal Rinpoche’s masterpiece: The Tibetan Book of the Living & Dying.’

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