lisavalencia

active 2 months ago • from San Pedro, Costa Rica
Alone, I abandoned convention to follow my dreams and I landed in Costa Rica. It's been a roller coaster adventure ride, full of surprises

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I live on Costa Rica's Caribbean side. I offer a guide service for individuals. I can help with whatever you need regarding Costa Rica's Caribb

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  • Sonja Hartemink posted a shout 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    @lisavalencia thank you for accepting my invitation, nice to meet you here :-) Must be great to live in Costa Rica, had a friend who lived there a while ago. I remember she told me about the turtels she loved to watch there. I live in Spain now, moved here from the Netherlands 4 years ago to start a new life. And so far it has been a great…[Read more]

  • genuinetraveller posted a shout 1 year, 5 months ago

    @lisavalencia @routebyroad @bpanno98 Hi I am Jitendra from India, living in Pinkcity Jaipur! I love travelling but as my pocket’s health is not too fit, I am not able to go to many places! I am looking for genuine travelers, experts, friends and cultural exchanges. I am a peace loving and easygoing person, poetic at heart with some creative…[Read more]

  • Peter Kosgey Okeyo posted a shout 1 year, 5 months ago

    @lisavalencia Would you consider Kenya?


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About Me:

       I’m Lisa Valencia, a writer and Costa Rica guide who has lived on Costa Rica’s Caribbean side since 2007.
      I believe following your dreams and living life to the absolute fullest. I believe in giving without regard to wh...

       I’m Lisa Valencia, a writer and Costa Rica guide who has lived on Costa Rica’s Caribbean side since 2007.
      I believe following your dreams and living life to the absolute fullest. I believe in giving without regard to what you get. I try to find the balance between being in the moment and planning for the future. I work on keeping judgment in abeyance. And I am thankful, grateful and appreciative of almost every little thing in every moment of life.

       One of my greatest feats, since moving to Costa Rica has been that of learning to reinvent myself. In the USA I worked as a mural artist and an interior designer. I’ve continued my art work in Costa Rica, but only to a minor extent. To my own surprise my creativity took a turn to the literary, as I recounted my Costa Rica new life experiences to my friends. In September of 2009, I wrote a book about my first two years in Costa Rica, coming here as a woman alone. My book, “If She Can Do It, So Can I!” is available as an AUDIO BOOK an EBOOK and the paperback version is available from Amazon.

       Then my love for literacy and language sparked another idea. I became certified to teach English as a second language and taught locally for a year. As my writing continued it stimulated more reinvention. Due to readers extensive inquiries about Costa Rica living, I developed a Guide Service and a Consultation Service for those interested in Costa Rica.

       Most recently life has brought another new way to share my Costa Rica experiences and to reinvent myself. I am now the happy hostess of a sweet little guest house in the jungle. Although I carry on my guiding and consultation, my realm of service has extended to providing lodging at Hidden Jungle Beach House. It seems things have come full circle. My book was written to inspire others to believe in themselves and follow their dreams. Now I can help those who dream of travel to Costa Rica by providing guidance and an economical place to start their own adventure.

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Religion:Spiritual
Gender:Female
If you must know, I'm:Single
Interested in:Men