The REAL Costa Rica Blog

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The REAL Costa Rica Blog
I'm Tim. Writing/Blogging. Super geek. Music, Beatles to Beethoven. Photography, Art. Traveled everywhere! Life is good. Costa Rica rules!
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  • Medical Care and Options Part 2 1 month ago Tweet The purpose of this post is twofold. First, I want to thank the many readers who communicated with me after my last post, part of which discussed what I had learned from my cancer treatments.  I cannot begin to express how much I appreciate the numerous comments and best wishes I received...
  • Medical Care and Options in Costa Rica 3 months ago Tweet I was  diagnosed with cancer last year. While I thought I had a pretty deep knowledge of medical care both private and public (my wife has been with Calderon Guardia hospital, the second largest CAJA hospital in CR, for 34 years), it turns out I was wrong.  In this post I will share some...
  • Help Wanted 3 months ago Tweet There is a lot going on in Costa Rica and I’m always happy to get some help! With my various obligations, I find I cannot post to this Blog as often as I would like (at least every day), so I’d like to invite a few folks to contribute their thoughts, opinions, humor or whatever to […]
  • Organ Donation in Costa Rica... Oh... and Grab a Kleenex. 5 months ago Tweet I thought that I might share this short video. The content of course crosses international boundaries, but the idea is to get you thinking, Donating your organs is possible in Costa Rica.  Theoretically you can do it via your residency card or drivers license.  Your might be able to do it...
  • Zika Virus - A Travel Alert but NOT for Costa Rica... Yet! 5 months ago Tweet I am getting a ton of email asking about the Zika Virus.  In fact… so many emails that I felt I needed to post the hot skinny on this disease. Most important is the Zika has not yet arrived in Costa Rica.  That’s the good news.  The bad news is that it is now in […]

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Roger Van Parys
18:12 PM September 28, 2013

Tim's blog and web site is one the most informative out there. He tells it as it is with out the "pura vida" icing. I believe he provides sound advice and a comprehensive look at what a person can expect when moving to Costa Rica.

Niki Meeks
00:22 AM December 31, 2013

Tim's website and blog got us to Costa Rica and we have never looked back. He is so honest and informative, and thanks to him, we have been able to avoid many of the culture shocks he warned us about. We love our new home and we credit Tim and all his brutal, but necessary info for our smooth transition. His tour is not fun, but I highly recommend it if you are thinking of moving here or to any Latin American country.

Pamella Dixon
18:03 PM January 20, 2014

Thank goodness for your honesty. Contemplating this move is a major decision.

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