Sunday, July 12, 2009

Villa Picaflora: Bali-style

This is the second time that we have packed up the kids and moved over 5,000 KM to another location. The first time, we sold our house in Montréal, Quebec and moved to Victoria, BC with Léah (almost 3 years old at the time) and Gabriel (merely 8 months old). This time, we packed up Léah (nearly 8 years old), Gabriel (5 years old), and Naimah (nearly 4 years old) to move to Atenas, Costa Rica – over 5,000 KM south of Victoria, BC. As if that wasn’t enough of a challenge, we decided to move to Atenas without ever having visited the town. Hey, if it has been voted as “best climate in the world” by National Geographic magazine, how bad can it be, right?

Since we had never been to Atenas, we needed to find a place to live by using the Internet. This required quite a bit of research and many back-and-forth e-mails with Dennis, our real estate agent in Atenas (who we found on the Internet through a post on Craigslist). In the end, we are very happy with the property that we ended up booking. Here are some pictures.