My name is Patrick Davidson and I decided to become an expat when I met my wife Grisela, a Costa Rican native. We live on my wife’s property in the canton of San Carlos — and we have three crazy dogs: Cusco, Dempsey, and Princesa. In 2013, we designed and built our house and have been loving it here ever since.

I’m originally from California and graduated from Chico State at the turn of the millennium. After one too many office jobs, I started traveling and freelancing. This allowed me to work on a bunch of cool projects. The most fun of which was co-creating the world’s first daily animated web series, Traveling Gringos, with my friend Eric.

During this time I somehow managed to travel to 15 countries on four continents. Eventually, I landed in my favorite country of Costa Rica, where I met my beautiful wife. With her help, in 2017, I received my Costa Rican citizenship!

On this blog, I will be documenting three areas of my life as an expat:

1) Life in Costa Rica
2) Construction Projects
3) Travel

If you are thinking of moving to Costa Rica or just have some questions about being an expat, you can contact me here.

Oh, and I have some links to my art projects below. Thanks for stopping by and hope to hear from you soon!

Expatriating away in Costa Rica,