This Week in Costa Rica

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This Week in Costa Rica is a weekly, online radio program and podcast by US expat, Dan Stevens

TOAD SIZE, PEANUT BUTTER, AND SCALES

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I spent about a month talking on Skype with my friends in Costa Rica about everything and anything you could imagine.  The size of the toads, what the weather was really like, where you can go shopping and for what, the taste of the beer, the cost of peanut butter (that’s another posting).  All these little conversations and superficial questions were key components to preparing me for the move.  This rang especially true when considering that to pack.  At that time (early 2006) I had been running a successful recording studio, was doing some audio editing work for radio stations and started a weekly indie music podcast.  These and other projects I had going on were ones that I wanted to continue doing in addition to teaching English.  Yes, the dream of “office anywhere” is still one is tweak and refine today.   The quandary at that point was how much studio gear vs. clothing and basics I could fit into what was then a 70lb per bag (2) allotment  by the airline (remember the good old days?).  After buying a couple different portable mixing desks and packing/weighing about 30 times, I finally put together a trip’s worth of equipment to still qualify myself as an engineer.  I decided to buy almost all of my “work clothes” upon arrival.  From there it was a matter of getting on a plane and being practically unemployed for the first time in 17 years, in a country where I had nothing but an interview and $40 in the bank...

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