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
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)
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)
We travelled to Costa Rica with three 23 kg suitcases for a whole year, one for each of us and a third bag with common stuff, including things for Matilda (our cat). In hindsight we could have left half of it behind… Here is what I learnt about what to bring (and not to bring) … More What to pack for a trip to Costa Rica
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 english translation of the Dutch post . Sorry for this late translation post!!
De laatste paar weken is het me niet gelukt een weekverslag te schrijven. Teveel te doen en te weinig tijd en energie. Sinds onze aankomst in Nederland ging alles van een leien dakje, maar dat wisten we aan het begin nog niet en er moest een hoop gebeuren voor we in Lund aankwamen. … More Week 12 t/m 14. Terug naar 2 graden Celsius.
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!
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De tweede poging om op het vliegtuig te stappen ging van een leien dakje. Zozeer zelfs dat we het achteraf behoorlijk saai vonden. Nadat we vorige week dinsdag en woensdag druk in de weer waren en gestressed om de dierenarts die zijn oorspronkelijke belofte niet nakwam, ging het vanaf donderdag allemaal gesmeerd. … More Week 11. Gelukt.