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)

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…

Week 11. Gelukt.

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.

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