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Doron Nadivi, Grecia

Published Monday June 10, 2019 (18:29:05)
Doron Nadivi
Who are you?

Doron Nadivi, Chief Commercial Officer of Pruvo.    more ...


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Debbie Rudd, Grecia

Published Monday June 10, 2019 (18:09:57)
Debbie Rudd
I am Debbie Rudd and I am about to turn 70 in a few weeks. I came here at age 63 from Colorado Springs, CO after I retired as a public school teacher because I realized I would not be able to survive in the US on my pension.

I had been to Costa Rica twice, for about 10 days each time, on mission trips with my church, so I knew the people were super friendly and I had a basic knowledge of the culture. I moved to Grecia without having gone to visit it before, just using the internet for information. I found a realtor the first day and he took me around the following day where I found the first place to live on a coffee finca loaded with fruit trees.    more ...


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Sarah, San Jose

Published Friday March 02, 2018 (09:43:25)
Sarah & Thomas
Who are you?

Hi! My name is Sarah. I am originally from Boston. I run a Costa Rica budget travel blog for a living.    more ...


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Ben von Jagow, Puerto Jimenez

Published Friday October 06, 2017 (08:18:38)
Ben von Jagow
Who are you?

My name is Ben von Jagow and I am a Canadian-born traveler and aspiring writer. I spend half the year playing professional football in Europe and the other half is spent working and traveling in Latin America.    more ...


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Bob Normand, Quepos-Manuel Antonio

Published Friday August 04, 2017 (15:14:14)
Bob Normand
Who are you?

I’m a 73 year old retired, single expat born in Massachusetts where I lived my first 20 years.    more ...


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Casey Bahr, San Isidro de El General

Published Monday March 06, 2017 (15:42:09)
Casey Bahr
Who are you?

I'm Casey Bahr, a retired software engineer who moved to Costa Rica with his wife and younger son. I am the author of a Costa Rica-centric blog, A Dull Roar (and 3 other blogs), and I perform part-time copywriting for extra cash. My wife is an accomplished architect and artist in several media including watercolors, ceramic mosaics and jewelry.    more ...


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Katia Caprarella

Published Sunday October 16, 2016 (19:21:03)
Katia Caprarella
Who are you?

I'm an Italian single mom who has been living in Costa Rica for the last 14 years. I love surfing an outdoor activities.    more ...


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Samantha Wei, Playas del Coco

Published Sunday July 26, 2015 (17:35:36)
Samantha Wei
Who are you?

My name is Samantha Wei and I'm a mid 20's Asian-American from Olympia, Washington, USA.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I moved abroad August 2012 to Costa Rica. I moved purely for love. My boyfriend is Costa Rican and we had been long distance for two years and since at that time he didn't have a US visa, I decided to move down to be with him.    more ...


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Nadine Hays Pisani, Flamingo

Published Friday July 24, 2015 (12:59:46)
Nadine Hays Pisani, Flamingo
Who are you?

My name is Nadine Hays Pisani, the author of the best-selling series Happier Than A Billionaire. I used to be a chiropractor but decided that working ten hours in an office was not a whole lot of fun.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?    more ...


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Dolores Plate, Heredia

Published Wednesday July 01, 2015 (19:49:32)
Dolores Plate
Who are you?

I'm a 50-something US Air Force retired woman. I like working out and do it just about every day. I have 2 dogs, a Schnauzer and a Pekingese/mix.

I really love animals so I volunteer with two rescue groups, ABRAZA in Zarcero and Adopciones Grecia in Grecia. I became vegan a few years ago and it completely changed my life. I was healthy but I had started to notice the middle aged spread that people talk about.    more ...