What a fun book, you guys seem like you are happier then a billionaire. Looking at getting out of CA and moving to CR. We have to wait out my parents and then sell our current home. Did you ever develop that property you purchased in the book? If what you know now where would you choose to move to in CR? We are thinking of opening a B&B thinking Papagyo area or Manuuel Antonio? Any thoughts.
Have fun your living out many peoples dream.
Hi Anthony and Linda, I just released my second book and it covers a lot of what happened when we move to the beach. I think if you are planning on a business, the tourist areas are a must. You have a better shot. Although, I don’t know anything about the B & B industry, but I can say that there have been a lot of tourists in Tamarindo lately, more than I would have anticipated at this time of year.
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I love writing about Costa Rica and all the funny things that happen here. I think having a good sense of humor makes being an expat a whole lot easier!
Havent read your book yet, but I will! Ive been to CR 2x and i love it..But theres so much more Id like to see of the country. A pateint of mine said you were a DC? I am a DC.. If you are, is it possible to open a practice tehre??
Someday, I plan on getting out of the states..But I cant imagine not adjusting people..Since my only other skill is making pizza, it would be nice to at least make enough help support myself.
I do believe you can practice here. I would visit and talk with some of the chiropractors down here and see what type of paperwork needs to be done. Don’t be surprised if you get a multitude of answers!
You can always make pizza…Lord knows we need good pizzerias down here.
We both read your book this weekend and loved it. We have been to Costa Rica and will be there again in January and February. We will be at Playa del Coco and plan to look at areas we would like to live in with the plan that we could move to Costa Rica. Beautiful country with wonderful people. I suspect your experiences are not so different from most – it is such an adventure getting used to the culture in a new country. We are both retired and would be much more like Frankie and Darlene!
Thanks Pam and Bill. Frankie and Darlene continue to have a wonderful life in Grecia. I just spoke with her and she is making some money cutting hair and making bagels. I am so thankful I met them.
Good luck with your plans. I know you will love this country and make incredible friends here!
I enjoyed the book. It was so true (except for the Swiss bank account) for us. I think we all go through the same stuff as a rite of passage. We spent our first year in the hills above San Ramon. Climate was too wet and cool for us, but beautiful days when the clouds and wind stopped. We ended up in Guanacaste too – in Playa Hermosa. My wife operates the horse farm at Lomas Del Mar, near the RIU. She will write, but hopes you can come over this way. All the gals get together and trade books in Playas del Coco on Wednesdays. It would be great to have you there. Talk later, great book, George
Thanks George, I hope to make it up that way soon. I’d like to take some pictures of the area.
San Ramon is beautiful, but I agree, it can a bit wet up that way. That’s why I tell people to look all around Costa Rica, it’s amazing the climates they have for such a small country.
I have just finished reading your book and wanted to say how much I enjoyed it. It was the first book by a woman I have been able to finish. I have been to Costa Rica, and plan to go to Nicaragua soon. Costa Rica is as nice as you describe. Best wishes to you and your family. I hope to read more of your books soon.
Thanks Robert, already working on the second one. And thanks for following my blog as well!
Wow. Read much ?
It was the first book by a women that I was able to finish.
too many big words in the others ?
Very happy to see and read about your success. I remember and your husband well from school. Best wishes for a bright future.
Chris, it is so nice to hear from you. Thank you for stopping by my blog and I hope that you come back and follow our nutty adventures down here.
I wish you too a bright future as well!! Maybe we will meet again.
Just retired last may after working for 35 yrs as an engineer in La, do not know why I waited this long to retire, but I am also as happy a a billionaire here in Baton Rouge, La. I am from Puerto Rico, PR was exactly the way you explain Costa Rica is, not anymore. Had fun with your book.
Congratulations. You know what I love the most…making breakfast in the morning. No rush out the door, I can just stand over the stove and make an egg…cut up some pineapple…and pour a cup of coffee. AND EAT SITTING DOWN!
Oh the luxury, how can I ever go back? God willing, I’ll never have to.
I just return from california to costa rica.. bienvenidos señores DIOS les bendiga..best regards, from san jose..
Much love to you!!
Hi, Nadine – I really loved your book. I bought land in Costa Rica five years ago and will be going there for six weeks to try to get oriented and take care of a lot of details from December 19 until January 26. Can you please tell me the name of the fabulous place you stayed at the Arenal Volcano? I’m interested in going there during my visit and where you stayed sounds fabulous. Pura vida,
I stayed at the Arenal Observatory Lodge. When my parents came, we stayed in one of their private houses. It was so great. I love that area so much, although I heard there is not as much activity coming from the volcano.
I’m glad you enjoyed my book. Always an adventure to write about down here.
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