Costa Rica Calling

Costa Rica Calling
Retired, I'd lived in France for about twenty years after leaving the U.K. Tired of listening to the 'living the dream' nonsense, I now live in Costa Rica
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Website Reviews » There are 12 reviews on Costa Rica Calling

11:12 AM October 27, 2012

This blog is wonderful. The author gives a brilliant picture of her life in Costa Rica. Every post she publishes leaves you wanting more.

Pueblo Girl
17:46 PM October 27, 2012

Fascinating tales of life in Costa Rica and thought provoking opinions from a person you can't help wishing lived nearby.

19:08 PM October 27, 2012

Intelligent, witty and wise. And frequently funny. One of my essential reads.

23:07 PM October 27, 2012

This blog should be turned into a film and book. It has me giggling every time I read it and the cast of characters is fantastic.

07:54 AM October 28, 2012

If I only had time to read one out of the myriad great expat blogs, it would be Costa Rica Calling. Fly paints such a vivid picture of life there, in all its beauty, challenges and endearing bureaucracy. She's witty, informative and acerbic, sharing with her readers her world, her sometimes chaotic life and her glorious surroundings. Absolutely wonderful.

Janice Whelan
12:41 PM October 30, 2012

Such a talented writer and commentator. This is a truly brilliant blog.

17:43 PM October 30, 2012

The writer dips her pen in gentle acid and takes a wry, intelligent and affectionate look at life in a very different culture and country from her native Scotland. Her posts are informative, witty and above all endlessly enjoyable. A blog not to be missed!

20:41 PM October 30, 2012

‘Costa Rica Calling’ is the class of the field. Raises the blogger bar to jet stream heights. A must read, adroitly written, hugely entertaining window on expat life amongst the hill ranch and cloud forest communities of San Jose. CRC’s widely travelled author, peels back the banana skins to captivate her loyal readership with an insightful, wryly humorous view of not just her weekly exploits, but what it takes to fully integrate with the real ‘Tico’s’ residing in this jewel of a Central Americas country. A truly masterful object lesson in expat blogging. Brilliant.

01:20 AM October 31, 2012

An exceptionally enjoyable and engaging series of consistently well written, sharply crafted posts about an expat Europeans new life adventures in a warm, friendly and not so laid back anymore, small Latin American country.

08:19 AM October 31, 2012

I can count my favourite blogs on the fingers of one hand. This blog features among those fingers (as does the one about France). Fly's writing is full of pertinent observation, wit, sarcasm, irony, humour and razor sharp analysis. She can tell a story that leaves you wanting - wanting more because she's a natural. She offers great insights into life in Costa Rica - the admin, her neighbours, local disputes, San Jose, the food, and so on. Highly recommended.

Yvonne Stewart
19:20 PM November 02, 2012

There aren't enough superlatives to describe Fly's blog - but I'll try! Every post is eagerly awaited and never fails to delight. All life is there. The absurdities, the profundities and the beauty in all the small things we would overlook in our short-sightedness. Fly is wise, witty, entertaining and - above all - mindful. This is a wonderful blog.

Penny Perez
16:31 PM May 21, 2018

Hello - please provide information about your new blog address. We are planning to retire to Costa Rica in a year or so....doing lots of research. Thank you for your wonderful information!

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