Tag: grecia


Escazu Costa Rica

Well, this is it. We’re leaving Grecia, which has been our home now for over a year. We’ve loved it here, and we’ll miss the beautiful scenery, slower pace of life, super-friendly people, and our fantastic view of the central valley. However, we’re only moving about an hour away, and since this is still Costa Rica, I’m sure we’ll continue to meet friendly, laid-back people,...

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Uvita - cropped Costa Rica / Personal / Travel

We’ve been doing a lot of thinking the past few weeks. We’ve been trying to decide where we’d like to have our baby, and where we’d like to live for the majority of next year. After looking at several different countries, we realized that there weren’t a lot of options for dual citizenship in countries we would want to live long-term right now. Yes, Canada...

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The family at a waterfall Costa Rica

The past week, we’ve been privileged to enjoy our first visit from family since we moved to Costa Rica 6 months ago. My dad, step-mom, two brothers and a sister came and stayed with us for 6 days. It was great to see them again and to spend time together seeing this beautiful country – not to mention the many hours we spent playing foosball!...

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Beautiful day at our house Costa Rica

I have been keeping several photos and videos on my computer for the past few weeks because I wasn’t sure if wanted to dedicate an entire blog post to any one of them. So I figured today I would just post some random photos and videos that show what’s been going on in our lives the past few weeks. I hope you enjoy. Click any...

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A Car! A Car! My Kingdom for a Car! Costa Rica

After weeks of looking for cars, filling out paperwork, dealing with required lawyers, setting up a corporation, waiting for wire transfers, waiting for plates, waiting for repairs, and lots of red tape, we… still don’t have a car… Before we moved here, we were told it’s difficult to get things done in Costa Rica – that everything moves at a slower pace here. And I...

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Our New Home in Costa Rica Costa Rica

After two weeks of visiting dozens of houses all over Grecia, Costa Rica, we finally picked the house we will live in for the next year. Who’d have guessed it would be the first house we looked at! When we first saw the house, we were impressed by the views and the gardens, but the lack of furniture and decorations made the house seem very...

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Boa around the neck Costa Rica

Rather than hang around the B&B today, we decided to take a short trip to the nearby World of Snakes museum in Grecia, which houses over 50 varieties of snakes, lizards, and other reptiles (as well as a couple toucans). The museum is a quick $4 taxi ride from the center of town, and a 30 minute walk back (uphill). Entrance fees are $11 for...

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At the library Costa Rica

We have now been in Costa Rica for over two weeks! Since we got here, we haven’t been doing many “touristy” things. Instead, we’ve been busy trying to find a place to live. And I think we finally found it! But there is so much else that happened this week, I’m going to leave the house hunting out of this post, and I’ll cover that...

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More House Hunting Costa Rica

We’ve looked at a lot of houses for rent this week, in the small towns of Costa Rica, and have gone from excitement to discouragement and back again. Now we’re just confused. We’ve seen everything from a luxury estate with an infinity pool, jacuzzi, and million dollar view, to tiny, run-down Tico houses that would be more claustrophobic than comfortable. Yet, we’re still not sure...

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Los Chorros Waterfall and Breakdancing Costa Rica

This morning, we decided to fulfill Marie’s biggest wish since she got here: go swimming. Unfortunately, after about a 10 minute walk to the pool, we found out that it was closed. It turns out that many shops, restaurants, and other facilities close on Mondays. And some just close whenever they want to – this is Costa Rica, after all. So, we thought we’d take...

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