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Cusco Peru: A Stroll around Plaza de Armas and the San Blas neighborhood

Traveling back in time.  This is the surreal feeling of traversing the cobbled streets of Cusco's Historic Center. Each avenue is unique, surrounded by colonial verandas with touches of Inca empire stonework, clashing in a mesh of architectural genius. Panoramic view of Plaza de Armas from Cafe Cappuccino A mixing pot of cultures and influences,… Continue reading Cusco Peru: A Stroll around Plaza de Armas and the San Blas neighborhood

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The Mythical Lake Humantay | Cusco Peru

Have you ever seen views so amazing it seemed out of this world? It appeared you have been transported in a canvass that holds an exquisite work of art. Every corner radiating beauty that it overwhelms the senses. Welcome to Lake Humantay! Located in the Vilcabamba range of the Andes, this lake is one of… Continue reading The Mythical Lake Humantay | Cusco Peru

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Explorers in Color | 3rd Trial Retirement in Cusco Peru

Welcome to our 3rd Trial Retirement in the oldest continuously inhabited city in South America, the seat of the great Incan empire, Cusco Peru.  In the series of posts that will follow we will explore this UNESCO World Heritage city, the ancient ruins, and colorful pueblos around it to know how they changed from Pre-Columbian… Continue reading Explorers in Color | 3rd Trial Retirement in Cusco Peru

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Travel to San Jose Costa Rica | Cost of Living in Costa Rica

San José is Costa Rica’s capital and largest city. Founded in the mid-west of the Central Valley in 1823, it is the youngest capital city in Latin America. It is the country’s seat of government, center of economic activity and major transportation hub surrounded by lush green mountains and valleys. You can get to San… Continue reading Travel to San Jose Costa Rica | Cost of Living in Costa Rica

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Explore Rincon de la Vieja & Manuel Antonio National Park Costa Rica

The Colossus of Guanacaste Rincon de la Vieja National Park is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Guanacaste Conservation Area. The center of this park is formed by Santa Maria Volcano and Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, the largest and most active volcano in Guanacaste, Costa Rica at 6,286 feet. The park… Continue reading Explore Rincon de la Vieja & Manuel Antonio National Park Costa Rica

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6 Amazing Things do in La Fortuna Costa Rica

Our unexpected trial retirement in Costa Rica continued north, a 3-hour drive from San Jose. Still getting used to driving in the highways and country roads, we headed out to the mountains to see the magnificent Arenal Volcano. We allotted 12 days to explore the area and chose to stay in La Fortuna. On a… Continue reading 6 Amazing Things do in La Fortuna Costa Rica

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Planning our Unexpected Trial-Retirement in Beautiful Costa Rica

Change of Plans Like most people, I always want to be in control. As we all know life has ways to throw unexpected hurdles along your way. For this reason, I make sure that I arrive wherever I need to be as early as I can, and that I am equipped with a plan B… Continue reading Planning our Unexpected Trial-Retirement in Beautiful Costa Rica

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Quick Guide: Travel Oaxaca Mexico on a Budget

Table of Contents Why trial retirement?QuestionsGroceriesEat OutTransportationActivitiesFree Walking TourSanto Domingo ChurchZocaloEl Llano ParkMercado Benito JuarezMercado 20 de NoviembreMonte AlbanZona Arqueologica de MitlaShoppingPhone ServiceMedicalOther ExpensesVerdict Why trial retirement? Travel is one spending that we cannot give up. It is much easier for us to resist the temptation of holiday outlet mall shopping. With travel we feel… Continue reading Quick Guide: Travel Oaxaca Mexico on a Budget