It’s been almost seven months since we last posted and there’s been a lot of changes since then. We’ve moved into a condo a block from our old rental and we’re loving it. It’s not as cool as the colonial style house we were living in, but it’s massively more comfortable, cleaner, cooler and less bug infested. Needless to say we’re happy. 🙂
First order of business after getting to our rental home and unloading our mass of luggage was a trip to the beach, just ten minutes walk from our new casa. We have both been anticipating Maya’s reaction to her new playground – yes it is all about Maya 🙂 – and we were not disappointed!
Here is a video of her reaction. She was so brave and figured out the waves right away and absolutely loved playing with the fallen coconuts she found while we walked along the beach.
We have arrived safe and sound in Liberia, Costa Rica. What could easily have been a trip from hell turned into a series of unexpected surprises which made the entire experience enjoyable.
Once we checked in five suitcases at the Calgary airport (including one ridiculously overweight bag that we paid dearly to get on the plane) our flight from Calgary to Houston was stress free. The only hiccup was the hour we waited on the tarmac while service crews fished a dirty diaper out of the toilet (who flushes a diaper, honestly).
Now that we have our phones unlocked it’s time to transfer the phone number to a VOIP service. We don’t want to lose our phone numbers but it’s way too crazy expensive to use a Canadian phone in Costa Rica.
Below is the fees to use a Rogers phone for 31 days in Costa Rica. This is on top of your regular phone plan and the data and the limits to phone call minutes are ridiculous.
This entire process has been a huge learning experience. From dealing with moving companies, figuring out what a resident of a country really is, even dealing with prescription medication. The one thing I hadn’t really considered would take any time at all would be getting my trusty iPhone 6 unlocked.
Over the last few months we have gone through every drawer, every cupboard, every box and found stuff to give away. Some goes to friends, some to Goodwill and some is not worth saving and is recycled or thrown out. We’ve already made three trips to Goodwill (and more trips to the garbage room) and there’s no sign it’s going to slow down anytime soon. It is absolutely unbelievable how much junk we accumulate over the years.
My wife Kristie, our dog Maya and I are packing up and moving to Costa Rica. This blog will showcase our journey through it’s natural ups and downs.
We’ve done an incredible amount of planning, tons of research, and now it’s time to get started with the fine details.
Stop by regularly and join us on our journey!