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September 2, 2017 No Comments

Happy Labor Day from Costa Rica; What and When to Celebrate While Living Here by Constance Monroe


Posted by Constance Monroe in Entertainment, Informational

For Americans living in Costa Rica this Labor Day weekend is rather underwhelming since it is not celebrated at this time of year here. Costa Rica celebrates their “Workers Day” (or Labor Day) on May 1st; as do many other countries.  Like the holiday in the U.S., it is a national holiday and many businesses […]


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August 21, 2017 1 Comment

Surviving the Rainy Season; Tips for Mold by Constance Monroe


Posted by Constance Monroe in Informational, Personal Stories

The first time I arrived in Costa Rica during the rainy season I was shocked at how quickly things get damp and moldy. We had rented our house to someone while we were back in the U.S., but our renter had vacated about six weeks before our arrival. We made arrangements to have the house […]


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August 8, 2017 2 Comments

Drunk and in the Gutter; A Reaction to Moving to CR by Constance Monroe


Posted by Constance Monroe in Informational, Personal Stories

Perhaps I’ve always made choices which were not exactly what most of society would call ‘traditional’ or ‘safe’. Or maybe I just come off as a bit of an odd ball or misfit to some people.  Perhaps what is really going on is that I am looking for a reason why during many of the […]


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July 17, 2017 No Comments

Thoughts on Relocating: an interview with Jane Gregson


Posted by Constance Monroe in Informational, Personal Stories

Summerland Relocation Services (SRS) was founded by Jane Gregson, providing relocation services to Americans and Canadians coming to Costa Rica for almost 15 years. Because she is no stranger to travel, Jane is actually an expert in her field for about double that amount of time. Jane has lived in and traveled to Korea, Taiwan, […]


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May 19, 2017 2 Comments

Shipping Your Stuff to Costa Rica by Constance Monroe


Posted by admin in Informational

Relocating to another country can often be overwhelming when thinking about all of the “stuff” you want to bring with you. I’ve heard many stories of people who have relocated several times to various locations and the way in which they handle their belongings have been different depending on their experience. For example, if you […]


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May 10, 2017 No Comments

How NOT to Get a Driver’s License in Costa Rica by Constance Monroe


Posted by admin in Entertainment, Informational, Personal Stories

In 2013 it was the second year that my partner Martin and I were spending 6 months in our home in Costa Rica. Martin and I are from New Jersey and after missing only one winter we loved not being in the frigid cold of the Northeast from December through at least March. Prior to […]


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