We've met expats that don't have insurance and others that do. In the end it's a personal decision each individual or family needs to make based on risk tolerance, their current health, personal finances and other factors. Here are some of the pros and cons we analysed when making our decision..
We received an email from a reader who lives in the United Kingdom. Her family (which includes a daughter close to Elle's age) is contemplating their own journey of "slow travelling around the world". She had some questions for us, here are our answers.
After a recent visit from family members it dawned on us that some items we buy at grocery stores in Guatemala either look a little different or are stored differently here. To demonstrate this, here's a look at a few things from our pantry.
Orgullo Chapin, also known as Guatemalan Pride Day, is one of the many traditions celebrated the at LIFE School. Everyone in the school dresses in traditional traje, or typical Guatemalan dress. It was also right before Valentine's day this year.
It's easy to stroll by a random door, building or alleyway in our town and quickly disregard it based on appearances. By US standards many might appear dumpy, dirty or sketch but in Guatemala you need to change those perceptions.
After much research and reading about others’ experiences, Ken determined the border crossing at Laredo would be best for us. We could easily connect to the Pan-American highway that runs through the center of Mexico, and they are often noted as the best and safest roads
Costa Verde Hotel near Manuel Antonio. The red airplane is actually hotel room. The white one will be too. #puravida #expatlife #travel #airplanehotel
They are not lying...this place has tons of monkeys. Very cool. #puravida #wildkingdom #expatlife #dinnerguest
This is a real store in San Jose, Costa Rica. Note to store owner...the name does not quite translate. #puravida #expatlife #lostintranslation #icon
Sweet. I found the Internet. #www #puravida #expatlife #foundinternet
This is not only accessible to 4x4. You can always run it! #puravida #expatlife #Running #thankyourunning
Feliz Dia de las Madres! Happy Mother's Day! We found out a few days ago that Mother's Day is celebrated today in Costa Rica. The kids made a card and bought hot coca mix. #puravida #expatlife #family #mothersday #diadelasmadres
A BIG grasshopper in Costa Rica. #puravida #nightlife #grasshopper
Costa Rican center piece at a local soda. A pineapple speared with marshmallows topped with grapes and strawberries. #puravida #soda #expatlife #centerpiece #fruit
What a croc! No this is not in a zoo. We took this standing in the middle of a nearby bridge. #puravida #expatlife #swimminganyone #crocodile
Praying Mantises considering a grasshopper. #puravida #expatlife #dinner #insectlife #prayingmantis