Getting Healthy in Costa Rica

Getting sick in a foreign country is something every traveller fears at some point in their life. Having insurance is a good place to start, but in many cases it’s more hassle than it’s worth to make a claim once you get home.

There are so many unknowns when you first walk into a doctors office. Will they speak English, are they well trained, is their care is up to western standards, and most importantly (at least to some people) how much is all this is going to cost?

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All 3 Of Us Arrived Safe And Sound

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).

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Departure Day Is here

April was a trying month of wrapping up loose ends; Maya’s four vet appointments, three doctors appointments for both Jeff and I, Jeff’s launch of his brand new website www.otherorange.com and a year end in April for the company that I work for, Gateway Tubulars Ltd.

This past month has also, more importantly, been full of calls and visits over home-cooked meals and dinners out with our amazing family and friends.

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