Sophie (older now than in this pic) reports that she decided to take the job with a small hotel in La Fortuna, Costa Rica, despite some reservations about being isolated. Apparently she’s going to commute from a nearby town where she knows people. I’m not sure how, although she said something about ziplining.
I’ve been watching DVDs of Fawlty Towers lately, so that’s what I keep picturing. I’m not sure which role she plays: see photo below. I think she’s probably Polly (attractive young waitress, on left), although she might be Manuel (silly foreign bellboy, at bottom). Perhaps she can clarify when she posts about this on her blog.