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

11 Jul

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 33

MY RADAR DETECTOR

I bought this woopdydoo radar detector during one trip back to California and now I’m in C.R. and I’ve got it mounted and this is my first time on the concrete highway and I’m ready!  Important side note here.  I had bought the car in October in San Jose from Dollar rent a car (which turns out to be one of the few wise decisions I’ve made in my life) and had them hold it for me to pick up when I came back in December.  I drove it to my place in Playa Junquillal in Guanacaste in December and parked it in my garage and went back to Ca. for the holiday’s.  It was over the holidays that I bought the radar detector.

Now it’s January and I’m back in C.R. and I’m cruising down the highway at less than the speed limit because I’m behind some black smoke belching truck when I see an opportunity to pass.  I pull out.  I’m just getting around the black smoke belcher and there he is!  Out in the middle of the road pointing to the side!  My radar detector never went off, which has me a little concerned, but I’m fairly certain I wasn’t in violation anyway and by now my Spanish is better and I’m pissed so I’m going to argue!  I make sure I’m in full sun when I stop.  But this time two cops walk up.  I don’t even give the one at the side of my car time to get out the usual “Buenos dias, como esta” when I’m into it!  But I notice that the other cop, who is standing where I can plainly see him, has a wrench, a screwdriver and a pair of pliers in his hands and he’s standing there chinking them together.  I don’t pay a lot of attention to him, and the other cop is sort of ignoring my objections and pointing at the passenger side of my windshield, and saying something.  Hmmmm, this is different, so I start to listen.

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