Articles in the Life in Costa Rica Category
Since Rachel posted this, our lovely rooster, Sol, has disappeared. We were sorry to lose him. We have no idea where he disappeared to and can only guess he met his fate. He was a beautiful guy, and we actually miss him. So do the hens, though the gallo blanco from the neighbour’s flock doesn’t seem to mind.
originally posted at A City on A Hill
September 16, 2011
Conocer Sol, Da Gallo
Hiya, everybody. I’m Sol, da gallo of the flock. [Gallo means rooster in Spanish, in case you didn’t know that already. …
A small gated community
There are two properties for sale here in this gated community, located near Arenal Lake in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The perfect Costa Rican home. Easy, cost effective and beautiful with views!
Description of Property
Buy a beautiful site for only $40,000 or $75,000 or buy a new home. Average cost for a lovely home is $115,000 which includes the house plans. You can spend more or less depending on size and finishes. You pick the plan and colors. Reasonable offers considered and financing is available.
Situated near the Continental …
It is not imperative but it is important to know the Costa Rican currency and how to calculate it in your head (or at least on paper) to US Dollars before you get here. Because the current exchange rate is about 500colones to an American Dollar, it is pretty easy to do, even to teach your school-age children.
The CR currency is a colon(co-LONE). The exchange rate between the American Dollar and the colon fluxuates, though, for the past several months, it has stayed just under 500c/$1.00. As of 4-1-11, the …
You have to have a valid return plane ticket and can only stay for 3 months at a time, how do you handle that? Do you just keep renewing your plane tickets?
The law in Costa Rica is to leave the country to get a new visa stamp every 90 days. Note that that is not 3 months. We were not returning to the United States, so we let our first plane tickets go, because we are not returning to the States. Since then, every 90 days, we go to …
Posted by Jocelyn Tzahala | Categories: Fun Stuff, In The Life Of A Country Girl, Life in Costa Rica, Marvels
We’ve seen a lot of wildlife since we’ve been here….. howler monkeys, geckos, armadillos, parrots, toucans, sloths, iguanas, and lots and lots of ants (ouch)!! We found a Red-eyed Tree Frog in the bedroom tonight… ain’t he cute?
The red-eyed frogs aren’t poisonous at all! Thank goodness. This little guy was about 3inches – just his body – and spread out with his legs, he would probably be 6inches or …
We have several banana trees, er, plants, in our yard here. We discovered the bananas on them in early August… very interesting if you have no prior banana-growing experience. Now it is time to harvest the bananas. We have been looking up what to do for this. It’s pretty simple: cut and hang. It’s the timing we are making sure of.
If you know us and how we home school, you know that the world is our classroom and these are all Living Learning Moments. Which means….
Matt spent some time on …
I am looking into taking some courses to become certified to teach English online to be paid for it. As a certified TEFL or TESOL teacher, I could possibly get an IRL job in Costa Rica and a work visa so that we do not have to leave the country. I do not know about that option, as I would only do it if I can teach in our home.
There are jobs available online to certified teachers to be paid to work from and teach from home.
Right now, TEFLOnline is …