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

28 Nov

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 13

A LITTLE GREEN FROG

Costa Rica has an incredible variety of creatures, some of which seem to enjoy sharing your living space.

Most of them don’t stay long and so far the ones I’ve had the opportunity to meet have been pretty innocuous.  Except for mosquitoes.  But if you’ve read My Toldo then you know I’ve solved that dilemma (mostly).

Take for example, wasps.  I know, you say “wasps!!!” as though you think they’re just looking to sting you.  But in fact they’re just looking for a safe place to build a house and raise a family.  You can swat at them, or just let them fly around, either way they ignore you.  I did get stung once but that was because I caught one with a paper towel and he got me right through the towel.  I came away with a new respect for such a tough little critter.

I must admit however that after destroying many of their houses, inside my house, I’ve finally decided that it’s too much trouble trying to coexist with them and now keep my spray can of insect killer handy.  That’s a whole new fun game.  They come buzzing around and I try to get them in mid flight.  The great white hunter.

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