I've been wanting to post for the last couple of weeks or so, but honestly, I didn't know what I wanted to say. There were so many things going through my mind. I couldn't get them organized. I think part of it was just shock and awe, with grief thrown in. With the rapid spread… Continue reading Part-Time Expats on Lockdown
I meet the most interesting people during my morning walks on the beach. As I'm looking for and collecting sea glass, I often strike up conversations with people who are walking the beach, too. Some of them are local Costa Ricans, some are tourists, and some are expats, either full-time or part-time. Yesterday, I… Continue reading It’s Not Too Late
We are back in Costa Rica after spending the holidays and the month of January in the U. S. It was so great to spend time with our children and grandchildren, and to see friends and other family members! The holidays were so much fun with the five grandkids. We remarked so many times to… Continue reading We’re Back!
I just love the Friday morning Farmers' Market - known in Costa Rica as "The Feria." All over the country, these markets are held in communities large and small. Farmers and vendors from the surrounding areas bring in their produce, baked goods, special products, and anything else they want to sell, set up their wares,… Continue reading Friday Feria – Farmers’ Market Fun
Sometimes I am engrossed in something interesting, and I discover something else equally fascinating that just appears in my experience. That is what happened as I began searching for sea glass recently (see my previous post). As I searched the beach for sea glass, I began to notice small pieces of tile washed up on… Continue reading Sea Tiles and Wondering
I am amazed at what washes ashore every day on the Jaco beach here in Costa Rica. Of course, rocks lead the pack, but I've also become intrigued with the sea glass and sea tiles that find their way to our backyard beach. A friend of ours here introduced me to sea glass - and… Continue reading Sea Glass and Sea Tiles – New Backyard Friends
We had the most enjoyable surprise this week! Twenty-five years ago, when we lived in Costa Rica full time (eleven years), and our children were young, a delightful family from Korea moved into the house next to ours in San Jose. The couple did not speak English, but through all of our various levels of… Continue reading Expat to Expat – Friendships Endure
I am writing this from the beautiful Pacific beach town of Jaco, Costa Rica. I just love this place. For my wife and me, it has just the right combination of beach, Costa Rican culture, warm weather, friendly people, great food, available amenities, and reasonable cost of living. More and more part-time and full-time expats… Continue reading Help Is On the Way!
I am meeting the most interesting people! I’m in the process of doing research for a book called Straddling Two Worlds (Part-Time Expats Share Their Stories). People from all over the world have been completing the research survey about their lives as part-time expats. They are sharing experiences, advice, and details about their lives. And… Continue reading Straddling Two Worlds
For those considering living overseas part-time, selecting the place is one of the most important decisions to be made. In this blog, Paul Maxfield helps the reader get started on the journey to making that crucial decision.