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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 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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March 1, 2017 No Comments

Ask Janes … Why do We Call her Janes? by Constance Monroe


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Ask Janes … Notes from Constance and other friends/associates of Janes that give you ANSWERS to questions and information that is timely!! Why do we call her Janes? by Constance Monroe Jane Gregson is affectionately known to me and my partner Martin as “Janes”. We met Janes in 2008 when we rented her mother’s house […]


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