Greetings from San Ramon, Costa Rica. I arrived here on August 16 to attend the International Living Conference at the Intercontinental Hotel in Escazu just outside the capital city of San Jose. The conference is intended to give information about many aspects of Costa Rica such as the political situation, the various geographical regions of the country, the healthcare system, how to rent or buy property and the ins and outs of possibly moving to the country. I highly recommend that anyone interested in visiting or possibly moving to Costa Rica look at the Internal living website as well as retireforlessimcostarica.com the website of my good friends Paul and Gloria Yeatman. On Sunday we visited the Central Valley towns of Grecia, Sarchi and Atena, all towns popular with expats. Yesterday we arrived in San Ramon about 45 minutes from our two night stay at Casa Amanencer a lovely B and B in the hills above San Ramon. Today we will take a day trip to the La Paz Waterfall Gardens. Costa Rica is an amazingly diverse country of about 4.5 million people who are among the friendliest and most helpful in the world. There are beaches, towns, jungles, mountains, valleys, volcanoes and both a Pacific and a Caribbean coast. This lovely country is very popular with tourists as well as those looking to retire or move to a country with a low cost of living and a welcoming culture and a great healthcare system with a stable democracy and no federal military system.