Costa Rica Where the Ordinary is Extraordinary: Loving the people and culture of Costa Rica (English Edition) Format Kindle
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A teacher realizes that her retirement money will not be sufficient to live in the United States. This 62 year old single woman quits her job, sells everything, and retires to Costa Rica with only two suitcases. The warmth and generosity of the Costa Rican people make her transition one that enriches her life. Learning the new customs and becoming an adopted member of a Costa Rican family adds to the experience in wonderful and exciting ways! There are many stories of the lives of the Ticos and expats that she meets along the way through these adventures and tales of daily life in this tropical paradise. Find out how the ordinary becomes extraordinary by reading this account of the first three years in Costa Rica.
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Debbie writes about falling in love with a country
29 octobre 2015 - Publié sur Amazon.com
4 personnes ont trouvé cela utile.
I have never written an Amazon review. Although I am a voracious reader, I just never have. I am writing this for two reasons, 1) I live in Costa Rica, and 2) I have read a lot of "How I moved to Costa Rica" books. This one is different, and notably so (no offense to the other authors). Debbie Rudd writes not about how to move, how much money it takes to live here, tips and tricks, etc, which all have their place and their audience. Debbie writes about falling in love with a country, embracing and being embraced by its people, about really living WITH Costa Ricans. It is an engaging and heartwarming tale of a courageous woman who came here to fully live in the culture, and as such, I find it unique, and I applaud it. Really learning Spanish (infinitely harder as you get older), pushing yourself to use it, opening to friendships and relationships, giving of yourself with enthusiasm, all are things the author has done, and her rewards are evident. I recommend this book for an understanding of another way to move to a new country. Well done!
8 novembre 2017 - Publié sur Amazon.com
Une personne a trouvé cela utile.
I purchased this book to read on the flight to Costa Rica in preparation for my two week vacation. Discovering that I had several things in common with the author (living in CO and Pittsburgh, members of the same church in Pittsburgh, interest in relocating to CR, a career in teaching), I was eager to read her book. After only several dozen pages, I found myself scrolling quickly through the remaining text. The vocabulary and reading level could best be described as fifth grade. The text read more like a diary of daily activities with little insight into the character of the individuals encountered or the uniqueness of this beautiful country. I am sorry to have purchased this book.
Great book - a fantastic intro to Costa Rica and a reminder to truly experience life
14 mai 2017 - Publié sur Amazon.com
Une personne a trouvé cela utile.
What a wonderful and pleasant book. I bought this because a friend suggested it. I had talked about that maybe someday we would go to Costa Rica. But frankly I really didn't believe it. When I look at the tours, they focus on this zip line tour, and that visit to a farm. Nothing that made me want to buy a ticket and go. This book was different. Debbie Rudd focused on people together with places. She provided information not as a hundred dry facts listed one after another but as part of people living and experiencing life. Reading this book has made a difference - not only are our chances of going to Costa Rica greatly increased but the book was also a reminder to enjoy and experience each day of my life. Thank you.
Inspiring Memoir about Starting a New Life in Costa Rica
17 octobre 2015 - Publié sur Amazon.com
3 personnes ont trouvé cela utile.
This memoir will appeal to anyone who wants to start a new life in an exotic foreign country but worries that they don't have the finances or courage to do it. Debbie Rudd was 62 years old and living on a limited income as an ex-teacher when she packed her most important belongings in two suitcases and took them to Costa Rica to start that new life. Despite knowing very little Spanish at the time and only one person inside the country, she managed to find herself a house to rent and gradually integrate herself into "Tico" society, where she now enjoys rich friendships and continual adventures in a foreign culture. She faced challenges along the way, but overcame them with her sense of humor and optimistic nature, both of which shine through in her writing. One refreshing aspect of Debbie's style is that she writes simply and unpretentiously; a lot of the story unfolds in her interesting description of the people she meets along the way. The Costa Rica that you see through her eyes is an amazing place, with all the natural beauty shown in the travel magazines but also with loving people who care more about relationships than material possessions.At the end of this fast-paced, entertaining read, you will be inspired to say: yes, I too can do that!
A must have for Costa Rica travels
1 septembre 2016 - Publié sur Amazon.com
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I love this book! The author takes you on a journey through Costa Rica from arriving at the airport to day to day adventures. She has a passion for new experiences and the courage to follow her dream. Debbie has retired and instead of rocking away she loads up her belongings and moves to Costa Rica. Debbie's writing is exceptional and as she introduces the people you began to feel like you know them. Also something else comes across as you read Debbie's book is her love for the people and the country. I plan to visit Costa Rica soon and can't wait to meet the people, see the country and experience the extraordinary. Thank you for sharing your story. It is inspiring.