SO YOU WANT to LIVE in COSTA RICA the Adventures, Trials and Tribulations of Settling in Paradise by Gary Davis

24 Jun

This is the continuation of a series of blogs to promote the e-book SO YOU WANT to LIVE in COSTA RICA – which is a guide to… the Adventures, Trials and Tribulations of Settling in Paradise… This is a guide book that will give you the kind of insider’s knowledge that you might wish you had before you made your decision to move or not move to Costa Rica.

Every blog entry will start with the appendix because that way when you read whatever else I have posted it will 1. make sense (I hope) and 2. give you a point of reference in case you realize you need to read something that is “archived”.  Because if you read every blog I enter you will have eventually read the whole e-book and won’t need to order it for $2.99 from Amazon or B&N.  All you’ll be missing are the photos that show what you might expect if you choose to undertake the Adventures, Trials and Tribulations of Settling in Paradise.

As I said, I will start each blog with the appendix so that the reader can reference important elements of the book to archived blogs.  The page numbers shown are the actual page they appear on in the book. Here is the Appendix – and these are all the nuggets and their corresponding page numbers: Definition of “nugget” – 3, Doors & Windows – 7, Manufacturing – 11, Real Estate – 11, Shipping – 12,Maps, – 15, Corporations – 20, Traffic Cops – 23, Know basic Spanish – 30, Panama – 33, Roof Line – 42, Plumita Pacifica Web Address – 65, Getting the Best a Tico has to Offer – 84, Power Surges – 86, Liberia Airport – 88, Attitude – 104, Cellular Phones – 117, Newspapers – 18, Your Embassy – 137, Buying & Selling Cars – 154, Drive Slowly – 161, Arriving at the Airport – 168, Wages & Prices – 170, Undertows – 226, Life Ring – 230, Avoiding Customs Confiscations – 234, Driving Rules – 236, Walking in the City – 249, Purchasing Anything – 258, Buying Fresh Produce – 263, Bus Tickets – 272, to “Bribe” or not to “Bribe” – 313, Traffic ticket Prices – 315, Exiting the Country – 337

chapter 29 continued

So what does all this have to do with women?  Oh wonderful creatures that they are when they like you…  and in this country where everyone seems to either know or be related to someone in a position of influence…  I just happen to have a friendship going with (she shall remain nameless because there are a zillion “Maria’s” here).

This nice lady has an uncle in a position of influence in the municipality.  Now don’t get excited.  I’m not, because the “Maria” that I really like I only get to see rarely (five hours each way by bus) and that’s only when she’s in town because she works way south of S.J.

Where as this one is only thirty five minutes and she doesn’t have a car (big advantage for me, no drop in).   And just for the record.   I did tell her that I have a girl friend in San Jose not long after we met (three or four dates).  She paused for a moment… then asked if she could come for dinner.  Women… they never cease to amaze me.  I long ago gave up trying to understand or second guess them.  Quite frankly, I was prepared to hear her say “good by” when I told her that I had a “girl friend”.  But who am I to argue with her decision?

So anyway, she contacted her uncle (actually, she took me to his house for an introduction) and after helping me draft two different letters to two different departments in the municipality I am now waiting to be contacted by someone from the municipality to arrange a face to face meeting.


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