El Valle

El Valle- Sunday Market

Reading about a local artisan’s market in El Valle de Anton, Panama, a few years back, I had the desire to visit the place. Opportunity showed up this October 2013, as I had a free week-end in Panama. Taking the public bus from the Albrook Mall, it took just a [...] Read more »

Which Latin American country would be best to live in?

Choosing from these countries: Bolivia, Argentina, Mexico, Costa Rica, Chile, Peru, Uruguay, Nicaragua. I am looking for: - Safety - Not too expensive - Good climate (never gets too cold – rarely under 14C/57F, yet is not unbearably hot – rarely over 35C/95F) - People are friendly, happy, open, accepting [...] Read more »


Fabrica de Carretas Eloy Alfaro

If you have never been to Sarchí. . . Whether just visiting Costa Rica, currently living there or considering retirement, Sarchí should be on the day trip list – or longer if in search of tranquility amidst natural beauty. Located in the province of Alajuela, nestled within the rolling hills [...] Read more »


Volcán Arenal from Volcano Lodge

On a recent trip to my former home of Costa Rica to visit long time friends and business associates, I was fortunate enough to spend a day floating around the beautiful Lake Arenal on a large pontoon boat. As often as I visited Volcán Arenal in the years I lived [...] Read more »