When my husband came to me with the crazy idea of moving to Costa Rica while he takes leave without pay from work to write his PhD, I thought about it for 2 seconds and then said yes. The life we were living in Switzerland was fine but I've got Caribbean blood so give me sun and sand over cold and clouds any day. We saved up for a year and our departure date was set.
While extreme sport activities aren't words one would use to describe my hobbies, I saw our move as an opportunity to get in touch with nature more and so I compiled a list of adventures I wanted to complete in Costa Rica which included camping, zip-lining, white water rafting, jungle trekking and volcano surfing. However, Mother Nature had other plans for me because 3 months before our departure date I found out I was pregnant with baby #2. While no pregnancies are exactly the same, with my first one I was on strict bed rest for all of the last trimester so I knew kayaking was probably not in the cards for me.
Fast forward 1 year later and our time in Costa Rica is coming to an end. I wanted to chronicle this once in a lifetime experience by sharing some of the things I'll miss about living in Costa Rica and hopefully encourage others to come (for an extended) visit.