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
So, Cristina and I landed in Costa Rica and continued working, almost as normal. Except, it seems, I just traded my office for a coffee bar, the company laptop for my own, and the grey Lund winter for the sunny tropics: the digital nomad’s life. Yes, but no, not like that. … More Digital nomad crap
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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Sabbaticals, and at least our sabbatical, was meant to step back a bit from the reality we left in Europe, reflect on life, and perhaps draw some conclusions. After we returned, three things in particular kept itching me. … More Flipping over life and theflipflop.life