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Kohl replied to the thread ExPats on the Costa Rica forum on July 24, 2014:
richfigley initially posted:
Can anyone tell me where most of the US Expats live, Why they live there and some info on the cost of living. I have looked at San Ramon, can someone give me an approx cost of living in that town? Rich
Kohl replied 7 hours ago with:
You may want to also consider Ecuador.
Kohl replied on July 23, 2014 with:
I had actually wrote consider Nicaragua, then deleted it. You would still have to be VERY frugal, and have a 'back up' plan.
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reneeabc123 replied to the thread MOVING OUT OF COUNTRY on the Costa Rica forum on July 23, 2014:
jscissell initially posted:
We are moving out of the country and EVERYTHING MUST GO by the end of August. PM me your email address and I will send you pics. and prices of everything we have.
reneeabc123 replied on July 23, 2014 with:
Yes, I agree.A lot of the articles are from mainstream sources that are trying to make money off of selling information about CR. Some people that visit this forum have that in mind as well. Some to try convince everyone how all is wonderful especially if they have something to sell/gain. If someone owns a business in CR they shouldn't be offering "advice" on this forum if they have something to gain from it.
Doc1736 replied on July 23, 2014 with:
and a LOT of articles on the internet still talk about how inexpensive it is to live here! I suppose it's all relative to what your cost of living in the US was, but the days of inexpensive living here in CR are mostly over. There are some people who try to claim that there isn't any "gringo pricing", but in my 3 years here I have 1st hand experience with that due to having a Costa Rican g/f . Traveling with her and me asking for prices versus her asking separately for the same items proves this to me.
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iguanalover replied to the thread Pretend to be a Canadian on the Costa Rica forum on July 23, 2014:
JoetheAmerican initially posted:
It is no secret that Americans have become the most hated people on earth (even though many of them are nice people). I will not get into why this reputation exists, but I will say that any American who decides to retire in Costa Rica would be wise to pretend they are Canadian, as this will result in you receiving more respect from the Ticos. Being a Canadian I can tell you this from first hand experience. Every Tico we have met have made negative coments about "Gringos", and treat us royally because we are Canadian. View this video which will help you understand why most Ticos dislike Americans.
iguanalover replied on July 23, 2014 with:
I like to tell people I am from British Honduras. I have also told people that I am a representative of the Society for the Preservation of Contemporary Ottoman Culture. You would be surprised at how many people say "That's nice."
Kohl replied on July 22, 2014 with:
Yes, it is not uncommon for backpackers to 'sport' a Canadian patch when traveling abroad...but when they open their mouth, you CAN tell the difference 8-) although maybe not in Costa Rica.
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hpropp replied to the thread hpropp please respond. on the Costa Rica forum on July 22, 2014:
MarshaWaddelow initially posted:
Have been unable to respond to your inquiry. Please send me your email so I can send you my response. For some reason my response gets rejected when sending through this website.
hpropp replied on July 22, 2014 with:
I sent it by PM twice. I can only assume you are not getting it. Here is my personal e-mail
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Kohl replied to the thread Getting Pain Medicine in Costa Rica on the Costa Rica forum on July 21, 2014:
FREENO initially posted:
Hey there, I've recently moved to San Jose Costa Rica and have re-engaged my sciatic nerve issue this past week. It has been an issue for the last 12 years of my life on and off. I've been prescribed everything under the sun and unfortunately have a high tolerance to pain relief and opiates. For the last 3 years I've been prescribed 180mg of RoxiCodone a day, but for the last 4 months have taken none due to exercising and getting my back to heal from my last onset of sciatica. Well, it has re engaged and I've been to several pharmacy's around San Pedro, Guadalupe and Curridabat looking for a pharmacy that has a doctor that has the approval to write the "Green Receipts" or prescriptions, but they say I need to find a doctor that can write them. I've been to Clinica Catholica, and because I'm only 30 years old they argued and tried convincing me I need tramadol, or voltaran, or oxyforte, all of which I've tried over the years and all of which do nothing for this extreme pain. Unfortunatnly, before I left the states, I didn't have a copy of my medical record made to bring with me to prove these things, and to have my doctor get them to me would require me flying back and getting them. Does anyone have any experience with problems similar to this? Might anyone have a reference to a Doctor that might consider writing me a prescription? Thank you for any advice or information. J.
Kohl replied on July 21, 2014 with:
This is true that a pharmacy won't/can't supply you with what you have obviously asked for. Neither can you have them shipped to you via the mail or courier. Suggest you make the trip back get your meds and your medical records although I am surprised that you didn't bring them with you. You are required to leave the country to update your tourist visa, anyway.
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jscissell posted MOVING OUT OF COUNTRY on the Costa Rica forum on July 21, 2014:
We are moving out of the country and EVERYTHING MUST GO by the end of August. PM me your email address and I will send you pics. and prices of everything we have.
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maxtmill replied to the thread Vet Intern / Dog & Cat Rescue in Puerto Jimenez! on the Costa Rica forum on July 19, 2014:
GLV initially posted:
Green Life Volunteers is recruiting both a Veterinary Intern as well as a Dog and Cat Rescue Volunteer in Costa Rica. This volunteer can do either or both of these opportunities. The Veterinary Internship does not require experience, but you must be an animal lover and able to speak spanish at a basic level. The vet is happy to train you so that you can even take care of some patients or assist the doctor with procedures and surgeries. The project would be great for a vet student, or someone interested in becoming a vet student – since you may be able to use your volunteer time in your studies as work experience time. A Dog and Cat Rescue Volunteer’s tasks would be to help feeding, walking, and bathing dogs / cats, spread the word of the new program in form of brochures/posters/ and flyers (which would also be ideally be designed by the volunteer), and by fundraising and talking to people to raise awareness about the program. For more info go to: or and to sign up click on: ! Green Life Volunteers
maxtmill replied on July 19, 2014 with:
What town is this rescue located?
ILuvCR replied on July 18, 2014 with:
Bless your heart! Pura Vida!
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