Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Our upcoming trip to Costa Rica - Black in Costa Rica

It's been a while since I've posted.  I've been busy over on my new blog Changing Direction. It's a fashion and lifestyle blog with an emphasis on the BabyBoomer generation.  If you have an interest please check it out.

To update you on things on the retirement front, we are still planning to check out living in Central America in about 2 yrs.  Right now we still plan to start our adventure in Costa Rica.  Hopefully we will make our visit between Nov and April.  The cruise to the Panama Canal is still on the agenda although I don't know if we can do both.

We have been researching rentals in the country and are finding the rents very affordable however we know we need to be in country to make a fully informed decision.

One of our group is pretty determined to live on the beach although I am really not too interested in beach living.  I like the beach and all but it is very hot and humid on the beaches in Costa Rica and also I've read that running the air conditioner can cost anywhere from $400-$800 per month.  I just feel that the money could be put to better use.  I would much rather live in a more temperate climate where I can go outside without melting.

One of the websites we were following is called Boomers Offshore.  They have been in Costa Rica for about 5 years and I just read that they are re patriating back to the US in August.  I really enjoyed their informative videos and will miss having 1st hand information from them.  Guess I'll have to find some other expat to follow.  I wish them much luck on their return to the US. They will be settling in Florida.

I've been glued to the World Cup and I am happy to report that Costa Rica and Colombia are doing a bang up job! Both still in the finals.

That's all I have for now but plan to share additional information as we move through the process.
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