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  1. Panama....I didn't even think of that. I have made several trips to David to buy things (tires for the car, Christmas shopping, etc)...that is a reasonable alternative.
  2. I would say Florida. Check Tampa (TPA), Miami (MIA), Ft. Lauderdale (FTL) and Orlando (MCO). All would offer the stores and resonably priced hotels. I know you can get Spirit flights (without the $9 club), for less than $300 roundtrip. That being said, you will still have to factor in your luggage. If you are going for a shopping trip, might be prudent just to plan on going to Walmart and buying a couple of duffle bags once stateside (rather than paying for a suitcase).
  3. I don't know the answer to your question, but another thing to note is the next Survivor is being filmed there as well. I'm afraid the rest of the world is soon going to know about my secret get away.
  4. Hi Paul, I just replaced my passport as well and my old passport came back separately albeit several days later (almost a week). You should be safe. Merc
  5. They scared me for most of the afternoon, but the Dolphins pulled it out. Phew...and I can't believe the Bucs gave the Jets a win!
  6. Oh you are just full of good news. LOL Fortunately, the gun permit isn't a major issue for me...just a want. Thanks for the additional information just the same.
  7. Yeah, I was using the search method Mark gave me and found the threads that gave me that disappointing news. I guess I'll have to wait until next year
  8. I guess because I wasn't paying attention. Can one of the moderators move it for me please?
  9. One of our forum members here posted his experience about getting a gun permit, but I can not find the thread. I "think" Mark had a way to search the forums using google, but I can't seem to find that either. So, with that being said. If anyone has either of that information I would greatly appreciate it. (I'm not looking for a gun debate - just helpful information) Thanks, Merc
  10. Hi Lucy, Seems like you and I have just about the same timing. My wife just entered the US 2 weeks ago (still waiting on my CR residency - through marriage). If I can help in anyway let me know. Merc
  11. Ohh...since you said that I went back and read the OP. I was thinking for CR to US. That is the only experience I have. Please disregard my advice as it isn't applicable.
  12. I have started using Fed Ex, they offer true next day delivery and seem far cheaper than the other options. Last time I sent an overnight letter it was $50. (That was about a month ago)
  13. Wow...took me 3 hours to get as far as I did...I better start conditioning now for next year
  14. I tried last night. Walked from Sabana to Tres Rios (16 kilometers) did some quick math and realized I wouldn't arrive at the church until 2 am, having to be up at 6 today...I opted to take the bus home and do it next year when I can leave before 5pm or have the next day off. Not to mention that is a tough walk, kudos (blessings) to anyone that completes it.
  15. Hey Paul, I have done that same wait before. I grabbed a cab and went to a book store and had a decent lunch. The cab fare was more expensive that what I was expecting (got used to the CR cab fares I guess). There is a mall close by as well, but unfortunatly I have forgotten the name of it. By the time you get through security and all that jazz, that time actually passes rather quickly. GL Merc
  16. Hopefully sooner than later...I think they (we?) just need a couple of missing pieces. With the quarterback being the main one.
  17. oh sure...rub it in. Wow...that was 12 years ago...where does the time go?
  18. Yeah...Manning is a hot commodity right now...lots and lots of speculation about where he will end up. Personally, while I think he is great and will continue to be outstanding for the next 2 to 3 years...I would rather bet the farm and go after RG3...but of course, I'm just the armchair quarterback. I actually had season tickets back in '99 (I think it was 99) - Marino's last year. I used to complain we could never win a play off game...oh, how I long to see the play offs now. I guess it's true you never know what you have until it's gone.
  19. Yeah, yeah...I know we sat at the bottom of the AFC East last season but we are undeafeated this season.
  20. It has been my experience, that most of the pharmacists speak English. You should be ok, at most any of them.
  21. I would second Paul's reccommendation to reach out to someone in ARCR's legal department. For the following reason. It is my understand that my finance's amiga has a financial order against her due to her father not being able to pay child support for his child. That's right a half-sibling being forced via the Costa Rican court system to pay for the care of their father's child. Now, since I don't have any first hand knowledge I can't give any more details than that...but to me that is scary and scary enough for me to advise you to seek legal advice quickly. Good luck!
  22. Yup me too...I'm from Florida. Except the one time I was in Panama and being hassled by a "tour guide" and I said Costa Rica...somehow he didn't believe me. His response was "they don't speak English in Costa Rica"...anyway, that's a whole 'nother story.
  23. I don't know of one...but I'm hoping this isn't because of your camera ticket. Did the appeal go smoothly?
  24. Yeah, I was there again today completing my CR driver's license.....many people discussing it. *Everyone* talking about how things are going to change (i.e. fines reduces, etc..) Me, I'll take all that talk with a grain of salt, say a prayer and see what happens next.
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