Tico Thursday: What I Want to Know about Living in Costa Rica

December 15, 2011 at 2:14 pm Leave a comment

I’ll be blogging from Costa Rica in two weeks. There are so many things that I want to know about life there that I haven’t been able to find any articles about online. I look forward to answering some questions or at least giving my perspective on them here in my little corner of the online world.

Here are some of the topics I’m thinking about:

  • Education for my children
  • Medical care and prescription medication
  • Community and friends for both the kids and ourselves
  • Extracurricular activities for the kids
  • Speed at which each of of us learns Spanish
  • Local environmental and development concerns
  • Wildlife
  • Lifestyle (i.e. daily schedule, meals, etc)
  • Healthy living – is it easier, harder?
  • Life with a child with a nut allergy in Central America
  • What life is like for the locals in a tourist-driven community in CR
Is there anything that you are interested in knowing about? I would love to add to this list and am curious what might be of interest.

Here’s our to-do list progress for this week:

For Ottawa

  • Organize home insurance as rental property
  • Purge our household contents
  • Pack up house for renters; rubbermaid bins and wardrobe boxes on my shopping list this week
  • Make contact list, instruction list for renters
  • Pack for our trip
  • Get worksheets for Lil D from teacher
  • Redirect mail to my parents’ house
  • Inform security company of renter
  • Modify cable, internet, phone services for renter
  • Modify mobile phone plans

For Tamarindo (our Costa Rican town)

  • Stock up on Cdn pharmaceuticals including DEET-containing products
  • Second visit to travel clinic for last two shots for boys
  • Doctor – Lil D annual physical
  • Buy new linens for CR
  • Rebook renters of our condo in March for another unit in our building; we don’t want to back up and leave for that week.
  • Plan trip in March to Nicaragua to renew tourist visas
  • Plan trips for March/April Semana Santa holiday

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