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20 July, 2015

Lessons from Costa Rica

Lessons from Costa Rica
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I’m a city girl:  I’ve always been a city girl. I love the variety of people, the endless possibilities for a Tuesday afternoon or a Saturday night, the generally progressive populace, and the abundance of different ideas and  possibilities offered by the big cities. I’ve known this for decades – ever since I realized my
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27 March, 2015

Things i have learned by living here

Things i have learned by living here
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1) Humanity creates words to succinctly and effectively describe our experiences. I love that every country has words that other countries do not find importance in creating. In Mexico, the act of sitting around a table and chatting after a meal has its own word: sobremesa Click To Tweet (literally “over the table”). It is a
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22 March, 2015

Rookie Mistakes

Rookie Mistakes
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Choosing to wing it. With *anything* …. “Oh, it’s no biggie to convert Centigrade to Fahrenheit”, you say? Try working with an oven that is only numbered 1 through 5. Bring an oven thermometer if you plan on baking.   Not bringing enough cash. Yeah, stuff is cheap and your cash goes a long way in Latin
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1 October, 2014

Top Ten Poor Choices to Make When Moving

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1) Move out of your home slowly over the course of several months.  Why it’s wrong:  3-4 weeks of losing furniture means that much longer without comfort. Don’t rip the bandaid off slowly. Honestly, though, we don’t know how we could have done this differently. If possible, I would recommend spending the last few days to
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