Upon our return from our first U.S. trip, we got to move into our new condo in Playa Langosta. We are very excited that we were able to find this nice of a place for long-term rent within our budget. For those looking to get an idea of cost-of-living, our rent here is $750 per […]
Throw back to a windy night at the Avellanas house! Let’s just say, there wasn’t very restful sleep happening there. Oh the stories we’ll tell about that place for years to come…
We officially moved into the new place on April 12! You can see what a NIGHT and DAY difference it is from the Avellanas house. We’ve been here now for a a week and we’re so much happier, now the fun truly begins!
If you’re like me (or even if you’re not), you’ve probably seen an episode of HGTV’s House Hunters International and thought, “Oh, it’s so dreamy; searching for a house near an exotic beach and having 3 incredible options to choose from…” Scuuuurrrrrrtttttttttt! Not real life alert! We were warned by many expats that have come […]
We stayed in the Avellanas house one week, and that’s about all we could take. We finally decided Wednesday afternoon we would bite the bullet and stay at a hotel in Tamarindo so that we would be in town and able to go apartment hunting. Never thought I’d be able to say that I was […]
Day 3. After many confusing phone calls between the Liberia airport and ourselves, riddled with language barrier and a lack of physical direction we were still left throwing our hands up in the air. Do we take the rental car and drive to Liberia to get our bags? Do we trust that they will eventually […]
On the one hand it feels a little strange and insecure. On the other hand, it’s pretty cool there are still places in the world where people feel safe enough with a few wooden posts and a few strands of barbed wire. It’s all about perspective.
Our gigantic van finally pulls up in front of Cabinas Las Olas; the hotel that is nearby our new house, at 3:30 in the morning. At this point we have been awake for about 26 hours. The owner of our new house pulls up on his motorcycle to guide the driver back to the house. […]