Crime in Paradise
Many people ask me about crime in this country - specifically theft. Everyone wants to know how to avoid it and even if they should come here in the first place. I have had my own experiences, living in Costa Rica for three years. As a writer, I have been mulling over and even agonizing over what to say and how to deal with it myself.
After some sweat and tears (no blood!) I wrote an essay on the subject. It is too long to post here. You can find it on my web site, here: http://www.travelexperiencecostarica.com/2010/09/07/crime-in-costa-rica/
The short story is: I still love Costa Rica and I'm not leaving any time soon. Like anything else, the major challenge is how you deal with it in your head.