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6. Ollie's Point, Costa Rica Head north along the western Costa Rican coastline and you'll find Ollie's Point near the Nicaraguan
A friend fought off the croc with his bare hands.
Once my dry-land training was complete, I paddled out into the waves, and an instructor literally dragged me into position
Every year 6.6 million U.S. citizens call another country home. Whatever the reason for buying a one-way ticket to being an expatriate, they have some important choices to make once they get there.
It's amazing what you pack when you have three minutes to fit your whole life in a bag. I grabbed my laptop, my passport, five t-shirts, flip flops, a swim suit, my external hard drive and my puppy. What was I forgetting? Underwear? Optional.
Driving north for an hour from the city of Liberia in Costa Rica, past skinny cows in postcard-green meadows, one wonders if civilization is ever going to reemerge, and then the taxi driver slams on his brakes.