A New Life in Costa Rica

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Blog Tags:costa rica, retire in costa rica, living in costa rica, gardening, birding, nature
Country:Costa Rica
Location:San Ramon, Alajuela

Waking each day and living a new life in a foreign country

Latest Blog Posts

Dia de los Muertos

on Nov 1, 2016 in: Art, Holidays

Celebrating, honoring those who have crossed over with Mexican folk art.

Halloween isn't a traditional holiday in Costa Rica thus the ridiculous price of pumpkins found at Walmart earlier this week. No trick! No treat either! Yes, you can have a cindirella pumpkin for 13, 970 colones, $25.29 at today's exchange rate. Sinc...

One of our resident rufous tailed hummingbirds has been letting me get close lately. I was able to get some awesome shots this morning.

Wild birds

on Oct 22, 2016 in: Nature


A flock of white fronted parrots has been coming around the house lately. These birds love to chatter. It's been rather loud in the early mornings with the young birds calling out to the adults who are teaching them stretch their wings.

Volcan Turrialba is spewing ash all over the central valley again. The only thing we noticed at our house was rainbow clouds the other morning. I'm thinking the ash in the air caused the effect as I haven't see it before. My brother and I were in the...

15 de Septiembre, Dia de Independecia in Costa Rica. The country was a sea of red, white and blue. We hadn't been to an Independence Day parade in a few years so we took my brother to share in the experience this year. He fit right in with his red...