Jumping pit vipers

Jumping pit vipers

As I write these opening paragraphs, there is still adrenaline pumping through my body. My wife, Grisela, and I just barely escaped being bit by a terciopelo snake. Also known as “fer-de-lance” or as the “jumping pit viper,” this snake is nothing to mess around with. If you ask a Costa Rican about the terciopelo,…

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Only person at the waterfall

Only person at the waterfall

I drove into Heredia this year to watch the Superbowl with some other expat friends. The next morning I had to come home early for work and stopped to take this video (click image to play). It is the “Catarata de la Paz” or “Peace Waterfall”. It is 37 meters (121 feet) high and to be…

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Before the construction

Before the construction

This video is from five years ago shot on the spot where our house now sits. It’s been a crazy and fun five years since then. If you want to build in Costa Rica, I’d try a small project first. If you can make it through that, you’ll know if you want to try a…

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Hike Find Draw

Hike Find Draw

About two years ago I created a short-lived video project called “Hike Find Draw”. The idea was to go on a hike here in Costa Rica, find something cool, take a picture of it, then go back to my office and draw it. The drawing part took up most of the video because I wanted to…

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Expatriating away in Costa Rica

Expatriating away in Costa Rica

Welcome to my first blog post. If you haven’t already read my About section, that’s where you can learn a little about me. In the meantime, here’s a picture of me on the sight that would soon be our house. Notice the bull that is not too happy about the gringo moving in on his…

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