on the Ecuador forum on May 19, 2013:
replied to the thread moving at last!
on the Panama forum on May 19, 2013:
We will be setting down last week of July 2013 in Panama City. We arrive in El Valle the 1st of August. We have enjoyed the conversations on the forum. We want to be active in volunteering and getting together with other expats. You can private message us.
Gayle and Glenn
It is more difficult to find rentals from mid December to mid April because that is Snowbird season in Panama. Those getting out of the winters, come here to Panama to stay. For our apartments and casitas that we rent out, we are full almost all the time from December through to April with Snowbirds. It's only occasionally that we have openings during those months.
Dry season is "basically" our winter & therefore the "snow birds" go south (many Canadians have found Panamá), thus rental rates are higher. buena suerte amigos LouPanama.com & blogspot.com FYI other info @ email@example.com on request FYI-2, P.S. I live in the DFW area & just attended a PanaZonie reunion in New Braunfels, TX, about 100 people attended. *Ü*
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on the Colombia forum on May 19, 2013:
Im an albanian girl Im 18 years old. my boyfriend is colombian, I will go to university and after finish all my studies i want to go to colombia to live there and marry to my bf, What should I do?
Pardon me for sounding pessimistic, but her original post sounds crazy on its face, and if it is genuine then it sounds to be like a recipe for disaster in any one of several possible scenarios.
Why should the boy friend be doing the work for her - this is dinosaur thinking...
replied to the thread Driver for the Cuenca area
on the Ecuador Welcome Forum forum on May 19, 2013:
We highly recommend that when you need a driver to get you around town or to those tourist attractions that you plan to visit that you consider using the following gentleman.
Mr. Esteban Juarez. He is local to Cuenca Ecuador, is a driving instructor and just a great person. His rates are reasonable, he knows the area and he is fun to be with. BTW he knows the markets inside and out and where to find the bargains you are looking for!
We have used his services for the last two months and he was ALWAYS available no matter when we needed him.
If you want safety and a no nonsense driver he can be reached via cell phone 0997887041 or 0983100159
Tell him Steve and Joan sent you, he will appreciate that! Enjoy your stay in Ecuador have fun and stay safe!
Thanks so much for the recommendation Steve and Joan! I live in Cuenca, use public transportation regularly, but am always grateful for knowledgable local drivers!
replied on May 15, 2013 with:
Sounds to me like we're pretty much in accord. For the record, I don't imply things. What I want to say I come right out and say and I stand by what I wrote, which I feel was quite clear.
I respect your perspective, however and realize that the difference between us is that I'm fully bi-lingual and you are not. Good luck with your eventual permanent move. Although I live in Guayaquil, I love Cuenca for many reasons and spend lots of time there.
replied to the thread Mendoza
on the Argentina forum:
We are currently in Buenos Aires and would like to visit Mendoza. Packbacker digs are not for us but neither are 5 star hotels. Can someone recommend places to stay that are conveniently located? Thanks.
2 hours ago with:
All I can say is Wow!!! Did you score!
Congratulations especially if you are able to convert your US Dollars into pesos at AR pesos at 9.5. That translates to AR 4,000/9.5 pesos = US$421 a month.
My Wife and I just moved here and rented a three bedroom, two bath flat with maid's quarters and three balconies, car park and storage unit for $4000 ARS a month. We are in the heart of the city and walk everywhere. When necessary we take a taxi. We know a lot of Argentines but have not yet meet any expats.
Mitre San Suites is a great Apart-Hotel. Two bedroom flat for about $400 ARS per night, goes up in high season.
posted Panama Orgs & Events
on the Panama forum on May 19, 2013:
replied to the thread 30 something woman wanting to make friends in Dubai
on the United Arab Emirates forum:
Hi, I'm new to Dubai, I came here by myself to start a new job. I have been here 3 weeks and finding it difficult to meet people, I AM NOT LOOKING FOR A RELATIONSHIP, OR A FLING! Sorry, just thought I'd add that to save any confusion. I am looking for friends to meet up with and maybe have drink, or coffee, or shopping, or sightseeing, movies etc. Just looking to meet some like minded people to hang out with, maybe there are some other newbies out there who are finding it hard to meet people and also looking for someone to hang out with and discover Dubai? - I'm sick of staying at home watching TV! I'm starting to talk back to it!
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replied on September 27, 2012 with:
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Costa Rica is VERY EXpensive in everything and there is no comparison to Guatemala. Been There Done That.
replied to the thread FedEx ok?
on the Guatemala forum on May 19, 2013:
Hi Everyone, I'm moving to Guatemala City soon and we're considering shipping 1 or2 packages with FedEx and moving rest of stuff with us on the airplane.
What is your experience with FedEx in Guatemala? Do you get your packages? In tact? timely? problems with customs?
Thanks for your insight.
Well I prefer DHL over FedEX because DHL handles all their shipping in-country where as FedEx contracts out to a 3rd party shipping Co. which in the past I had 2 big issues with them.
replied to the thread Coastal Healthcare Facilities &........
on the Ecuador forum:
I have been gleaning a great deal of useful information from this forum, thanks to all who take the time to reply. For those of us who are still only in the research stage of a possible "south of zero" change in address, your firsthand responses and perspectives are invaluable. I have a question concerning coastal healthcare, and coastal shopping facilities (groceries, supplies, fresh produce, etc). My partner and I are exploring a second home in Ecuador. Cuenca is very impressive and the as I have already discovered, offers great shopping facilities, and excellent healthcare in a number of hospitals favored by the expat population. We are however, very attracted to the coastal communities and I can't find any information regarding hospitals and healthcare in the major communities (Salinas, Manta, Bahia, etc). Are there facilities available in any of these communities that you would consider on the same par as the care one would get in Cuenca or Quito?
And I assume there must be shopping venues along the coast that are satisfactory? Like I said, I'm taking groceries, staples, etc.,....necessities.
13 hours ago with:
Mollie, I'm sure you're wise enough to ignore fools that Dx and Rx for your husband over the internet without ever having examined him.
What? TedsBreads is a baker and not an M.D.? Yeah, but I'm sure he read a magazine article that Thread Killer sent him, that showed conclusive cause and effect relationships between HIS problems and the statins he was taking. No? Well, maybe you better stick to your doctor's advice in that case.
Cacao, readily available in pure form here and fast release Niacin have been clinically proven to be effective in lowering cholesterol. While CoQ 10 may help lower blood pressure, it has no demonstrated effect on lowering cholesterol. That said, only a fool would presume to tell you to ignore your doctors advice (who has presumably examined your husband) and abandon his statins.
You may want to discuss with your doctor any of the alternatives to taking statins because they do have possible negative effects over time, but taking a bakery mans advice to do so might be unwise.
We have an excellent cardiology clinic just over the Salinas line in La Libertad the Clinica Baste -- that can handle regular cardiac care as well as emergency care 24/7 withi its' own ambulances for emergency transport.