Costa Rica

Open Border

For those of us in the southern zone of Costa Rica, a quick trip to Panama yields cheap groceries, household supplies and booze for less than half the cost at home. From Ojochal the drive to Pasos Canoas takes approximately two hours. Less town than sprawling bazaar, Canoas is a twisting procession of shops and …

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The Way of the Rope

Wisdom can come from anywhere. In this case, a hank of polypropylene rope is my teacher. I’ve been doing as the rope says- keeping cool where life takes me and I have to admit, things are good. Like the rope I am there to help others and myself. I conform to my surroundings, reaching out …

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Shipping in Paradise

My friends used to laugh at my impatience when I arrived in Costa Rica pumped up on Toronto-time. Every year they’d say the same thing, “Relax slow down, doing one thing a day is enough”. Week two I would settle down and soon after I’d be telling other new arrivals the same thing. Well, it’s …

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