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El Salvador

“Dios, Unión, Libertad” (God, Union, Liberty)


“Pro Mundi Beneficio” (For the benefit of the world)


“Libre, Soberana E Independiente” (Free, sovereign and independent)


“Libre Crezca Fecundo” (Grow free & fertile)

Costa Rica

“Pura Vida” (Pure life)


“Sub Umbra Floreo” (Under the shade I flourish)


“En Dios Confiamos” (In God we trust)

Country Guide


Swimming With Whale Sharks In Belize

As the weather gets colder in North America and Europe, thoughts turn to how to escape from the cold weather this fall/winter/spring. Gary Peterson suggests a uniquely Belizean...


A Tikal, Guatemala Day Trip Out Of Belize

Placencia resident Gary Peterson leaves his Caribbean coastal home for a trip to inland Belize...

Renting In El Salvador: Weekdays In San Salvador And Weekend Getaways

Patricia Trigueros shares some thoughts on renting in El Salvador, whether it's her own San...

A Few Words About Costa Rica’s Murder Rate

One of the most frequent discussions on the expat social media groups in Costa Rica...

A Homage To The Belizean Barbecue

Placencia, Belize resident Gary Peterson extols the virtues of the Belizean barbecue. If...

A Guide To The Jimmy Morales vs CICIG Guatemala Crisis

Nicaragua isn't the only Central American country in crisis in 2018. Guatemala is...

How To Be Vegetarian In Costa Rica

It's not easy being a vegetarian in Costa Rica. Here are my tips...

Crime In Belize: Is “The Jewel” Becoming More Dangerous For Foreigners?

After a number of recent high-profile tourist/expat homicides, we look at crime in...

The Ethics Of Traveling To Nicaragua: Should I Go?

As Nicaragua celebrates her independence this weekend, we look at how much there is...

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