Post-sabbatical blues

I had read about the post-sabbatical blues and the strategies to manage” the reentry” well before we set out for our sabbatical.   But nothing, I repeat, nothing prepared me for the shock that I experienced going back to Sweden and my “life behind a computer” after the sabbatical in Costa Rica.  For me, the year in Costa … More Post-sabbatical blues

How much does a one year sabbatical in Costa Rica cost? (Part 2)

Part 2- One-time expenses A very common question that we get is how much did our one year sabbatical in Costa Rica cost? In this post you will have information on the one-time costs. These are usually expenses that occur at the beginning of the sabbatical. This is how it looked for us. ONE-TIME EXPENSES … More How much does a one year sabbatical in Costa Rica cost? (Part 2)

How much does a one year sabbatical in Costa Rica cost? (Part 1)

Part 1- running expenses We are asked often how much did our one year sabbatical in Costa Rica cost? Of course, it all depends on lifestyles as well as the size of the family. But before our trip we had read that, on average, the running expenses are between 12000-14000 US$ per person for a … More How much does a one year sabbatical in Costa Rica cost? (Part 1)

The power of dreams

A dear friend recently reminded me of the power of drawings. I revisited the drawings that I made before leaving for the sabbatical with my wishes for the year in Costa Rica. This is what became of them…

The transit is over!

The other day, I suddenly felt tired of travelling. Anyone that knows me a bit would know that this is NOT normal. When I told Frank, he said that he felt the same. “It is no wonder”- he added, “since we had been in transit for several weeks…changing houses almost every week”.  No kidding. Four … More The transit is over!

Mission aborted

Sooooo, by now some of you might be eager to know how the return trip was. Let me cut the chase. We are still in Costa Rica. Guajapen? – you might ask. Let me just say that of all the worst case scenarios that we had both run on our heads, what happened came out … More Mission aborted