Tortuguero and Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica August 6th 2012 We are nearing the end of our month long visit to Costa Rica. It is our 5th country and 6th move in 6 months. Costa Rica is the most touristy and most expensive country (by far) that we have lived in during our time in Central America. Apartments, groceries, and entertainment are nearly double what they have been in other countries. The tourist infrastructure is much better developed here and, bec ... read more
Central America Caribbean » Costa Rica » Heredia » Heredia Costa Rica is a Central American success story: since the late 19th century, only two brief periods of violence have marred its democratic development. Although still a largely agricultural country, it has expanded its economy to include strong techn... ... read more
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We quit our jobs in California and left for Mexico in July of 2011. We had no idea our travels would turn in to so much more! Originally, we decided to try travelling for six months and if it did not work out, we'd go home. We found that by staying in cities for a longer time, say one month, gave us the opportunity to not only experience the neighborhood, but to learn the histories of places we visit and experience the rhythm of local life.
We lived in four cities in Mexico in seven m... full info