One of the things that I find most peculiar about the Ticos (Costa Ricans) is their addresses’ and directions’ system. At least compared to the ones that we have in the parts of the world where Frank and I come from. While in Europe, for instance, addresses are based on streets and numbers, in Costa … More Addresses ‘Tico Style’
First impressions Close your eyes and picture a tropical jungle and a calm sea. Yep! That is the Golfito area in the Osa Peninsula. The Osa peninsula is really wild. In the Golfito, the green “lush” slopes of jungle end up in reddish deserted sand beaches and a sea teeming with large marine mammals. The … More The scouting trip (V, and last)- Osa Peninsula
The to do list- 8 months before The Reboot your life book by Allen et al, suggest a list of to do´s for 8 months before the start of the sabbatical related to planning an educational sabbatical, organising work, financing the sabbatical and preparing the house. Our highlights of that list were the following: Apply … More To do 8 months before: the scouting trip and other to do’s
In my last blog, I indicated how the wish list helped identifying some of the key criteria to decide where to live in Costa Rica. So, out next addition to the planning board was the criteria list for where to live in Costa Rica. In our case, the main criteria was: Close to National Parks (more or less … More Where in Costa Rica?