On the first of June, I officially started my leave from the university. Piuuuuuuuuung! PO….PO…..Piuuuuuuuuuung POPPOPOPOPOPOPOPO! The sound of the fireworks resound on my head as I write these lines. So, It is DONE. And it just feels right! It feels like all the pieces are slowly falling into place. As Frank nicely reminded me … More First day of my new life
Yesterday I called the customer service of my bank here. For some misterious reason, I could not access the online bank because, according to the system, I was not in Costa Rica…. Whaaaaaaat? The last time that I checked, Turrialba was in Costa Rica. And unless I felt into an interspace wormhole that transported me … More Surrealistic conversations
So, we recently found out that our European driving license is only valid for three months. After that, apparently, if you get caught by the police, not only do you get a fine, but they take away your car plates. Needless to say, that is a bit of an inconvenience in this country. So, we … More The Kafkaesque challenge of driving (legally) in Costa Rica
Today, as I was hanging on the hammock, looking at the hummingbirds sipping from the feeder, I realized how lucky we are. Living in the tropics brings this continuous stream of small pleasures in life, for which I am truly grateful. Blue skies every day We are now in the rainy season, which people here … More 10 great small pleasures of living in the tropics
Yesterday, our beloved Matilda left us. She started feeling unwell on Friday. So Saturday morning, just when we were moving to another house, we took her to the vet. They recommended that we leave her overnight to run some tests and give her some fluids. A couple of hours later, they called us. She had … More Matilda and the fireflies
Is there any dark side to a holiday? – you might ask. We are, after all, in a wonderful tropical country, enjoying the jungle and the warmth. What else can we ask for? Oh, well…Maybe some quietness in the head? Let me explain. After we made the decision to move back to Costa Rica and … More The dark side of holidays
After many weeks of hard work and no fun, last Sunday I decided to pamper myself a little. So, I enrolled in an introductory course on how to do eco-printing. For those that have no idea of what this is (like me prior to the course), ecoprinting is a technique to imprint leaves into different … More Learning how to make imprints with tropical leaves
I just realized that the 28th of February, marked our first month of our “new life” in Costa Rica. Oh my, we have been so BUSY!! So much that I have hardly had time to write this blog. Or to realize that it is one month already down the road. I started to work at … More A month already? Oooops!
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After 10 months and 15 days we are back to Costa Rica!!. Yipieeeeeeeeeeee! And what is best: This time it is for good! OMG, it feels so good to say it out loud! Behind us are very hectic weeks and months, many sleepless nights and endless to do lists. Not to speak about the number … More We made it!