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The Accidental Expat

A Writer’s Lament

Adelia Ritchie, PhD
Digital Global Traveler
4 min readMar 10, 2024

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Cover art for the book “The Accidental Expat: A Costa Rican Adventure”
Book cover art, painting by author

I used to think I was moving to the ideal location for living the writer’s life. Here in Costa Rica, the weather is always perfect (except when it isn’t), the pace is slow, and nobody seems to worry about anything much.

Here, I can sink into a hammock, laptop in place, and pound on the keyboard all day long without a care in the…

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Adelia Ritchie, PhD
Digital Global Traveler

Author, science lover, contributing editor at SalishMagazine.org, expat, seeking the interesting and unusual.