Panama (ah! ah! ah!)

In our quest for a new Schauer Pack adventure and possible retirement destination, we decided to check out the country of Panama.  (Yes, I do hear Sammy Hagar every time I mention the name!   Panama-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah!) We picked this country for the year round weather we are seeking to live one day.   Although this is a … More Panama (ah! ah! ah!)

Cost of Living in the Southern Zone, Costa Rica – Eggs!!

I absolutely love the eggs in Costa Rica!  There is something about the taste.   Back in the States, they use a different process which includes washing the eggs.  This process removes the natural barrier that is hatched with the egg.  The barrier is what keeps the bacteria out, so without it, the washed eggs need … More Cost of Living in the Southern Zone, Costa Rica – Eggs!!

Cost of Living in the Southern Zone, Costa Rica – Milk, o en español, Leche!

You might be surprised to know, like the egg, Costa Rica does not refrigerate their milk.  It’s just a difference in processing, which to the milk connoisseur, might have an effect on the taste, but since we only use it for coffee and cooking, we don’t notice a difference.  Plus, the bonus is that we … More Cost of Living in the Southern Zone, Costa Rica – Milk, o en español, Leche!

Cataratas!

Our first three and half months have been full of rain and cloudy skies. Wonderful temperatures, but now the dry season is finally upon us. Today is a lovely 86 degrees, the most amazing blue skies, and with no humidity that I can feel! It’s a perfect day to venture out on a hunt for … More Cataratas!

Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary and Villas Alturas,  Dominical, Costa Rica

Today we went to visit the animal sanctuary in Dominical, which is about 25 minutes north of us.  The sanctuary is located 700 meters off the Costaneras highway, or about ½ mile up a dirt road.   Check in for the tour is located in the lobby of Villas Alturas. From the resort, we took a … More Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary and Villas Alturas,  Dominical, Costa Rica