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 espaniol, 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 espaniol, Leche!

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

What a Storm!

It’s Friday, October 6, 2017 and the morning sky is blue and beautiful!  I know the clouds and some rain will come later, as they do almost every day during this time, but I will enjoy the beauty while we have it. It is day 37 of our new life in CR, and we survived … More What a Storm!

Boca Chica, Panama

We read in International Living magazine, that Boca Chica was another upcoming expat community.    Being on the ocean, we had high hopes for this area. As we came down the mountain from the Caribbean side and cut across to the West, the landscape changed dramatically from lush green to golden hills scattered with clusters of … More Boca Chica, Panama