Culturally Confusing

I fired Maid #5 today. I'm getting pretty good at it now. Let's call her Dani. Dani was fired for stealing, just like the last four. She's worked for me for about a year and a half. I found her through a friend, Lori, who's employed her for 8 years....

Squatters

A woman wrote to me recently about buying a house in Key West. Once she found out I live in Costa Rica, she wrote this: I have a question since you are living in Costa Rica. This is where my husband originally wanted to get a home. We had even started to look when we...

Self Defense Training & Another Perspective

James has a company called Costa Rica Patrol. I wrote to him asking about his self-defense classes and also to see if he would come to our house, advise us on our household security measures. He is coming… looking forward to hearing what he says. In this video,...

Laptop Security

After all the hullaballoo about armed robberies, thefts, etc… Well, it’s all pretty depressing but you can’t dwell on it if you are going to live here. Like you can’t dwell on loss of civil liberties and working the first six months of your...

Discussions With Other Expats on The Break-In

Over the past couple of days, there has been lots of discussion about my friend’s break-in and crime in particular on the Costa Rica Living Group board. If you are thinking of moving here, I recommend joining. Lots of good info from people who live here now. So...