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. Car purchase … 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)

Farewell to my late-2008 unibody MacBook – they should make them like that again

In a couple of months, I will replace my laptop with a new one. By then, my laptop will be twelve years old. Most of the computers I owned did not last more than five years. Except this one. I was lucky with this one. This is a story about how this laptop could last so long and why I am exchanging it at a special period in the history of Apple computers, if not all computers. … More Farewell to my late-2008 unibody MacBook – they should make them like that again

And the winner is : rubber boots. Again.

When we started working at the Jaguar Rescue Sandals, just over two months ago, I thought my rubber sandals would do the job. I reasoned that they are water resistant and easy to clean. My first job was to pre-rinse the laundry, which involved a lot of water splashing around. So, water resistant was definitely needed there. However, not all went well… … More And the winner is : rubber boots. Again.