the third time we have presented to IL conference attendees.
What makes our presentations different from many of the
other presentations is we have no agenda. We are just
a couple of expats who have been given the opportunity to
tell our story... warts and all.
things up a bit for this presentation. Instead of
slogging through a 30 minute PowerPoint show explaining how
we got to where we are now, I created a short but sweet 7
minute video that accomplishes the same thing. Our
remaining 23 minutes was spent talking about Costa Rica and
our day to day life.
to some beliefs, we were not there to "sell" Costa Rica or
to convince people to "move" to Costa Rica. We did not
paint a "rose colored" view of our new home and life.
Instead, we were frank in our thoughts on Costa Rican
healthcare, cost of living and the current real estate
message seemed to resonate with many of the attendees.
Following our presentation, and for the next few days, many
of them stopped us to express their gratitude and say how
much they really appreciated what we had to say and how we
said it. They seemed to like the honest, yet biased
opinions we brought forth. And for many, our pros and
cons approach gave them food for thought for any future
decisions they may be asked to make.
attendees ourselves, Fran and I were able to attend
presentations which talked about life in other Latin
American and even European countries. While Costa Rica
has met all our needs, we have not written off the
possibility of living elsewhere. Remember, the name of
our website is Boomers Offshore,
NOT Boomers In Costa Rica. Our door has
been intentionally left open so as to explore other
potential locations. Who knows... maybe Ecuador or
even Uruguay may be in our future. All we have is
ON PICTURES TO ENLARGE