Its a strange tale indeed. We had decided to retire and we knew we were going to have to move because the area we lived in was very expensive. I had been talking with a friend of mine who lived in China at the time. He said why don’t we come and teach English at the university? So we put in all our applications to several places. We actually died our hair ( wow, what a trip!) because we found out that they won’t hire you if you have grey hair. Then a friend whom we hadn’t seen for a year or so shows up at our house.
When our friend finds out our plans to go to China, he won’t let us go. No, we have to go to Costa Rica where he had lived. So he made a trip with us down here and we were completely set up by the time we left. All we had to do was go home and pack. Well, It wasn’t quite that easy!
We decided that it would make more sense to sell everthing and buy here what we needed. It doesnt have to be an all or nothing deal guys! I felt like we made a mistake by not thinking things through a little bit more. However, that being said, you don’t know what you don’t know. What I say now is: yes I miss somethings I used to have but it all works out in the end. We ended up moving several times before we settled in Santa Maria de Dota and if we had what we used to have that would have been misery!