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  1. miz-london

    Border crossing with least hassle

    Thanks Induna. I heard Rio Sereno only lets residents cross, no foreign tourists. I'll consider that one after I have a comprobante. Sounds lovely.
  2. I forgot about the kids school stuff! Well, a printer will not fit in our already full suitcases. I'll have to shop around when I get there. I will check out the ink reservoir printer you mentioned. I have already made the mistake of buying a cheap printer and then almost passing out when we went to buy cartridges. Fool me once......
  3. Thanks everyone. I guess you just need to save stuff to a usb key and they can print it? I do not want to buy a printer if I don't have to. Just spent the last year trying to sell all my belonging.
  4. miz-london

    Border crossing with least hassle

    500$ for kids too?
  5. Any suggestions from those of you who have crossed at both Nicaragua and Panama. I understand that each crossing can be very different depending on the agent. I have read that Panama requires you to have a return flight out of Panama back to your home country and 500$(each or per family is not clear) I have also read that it is busier. Nicaragua does not seem to require any proof of departure. I will be closer to Nicaragua for the first run, but maybe closer to Panama for the second run.
  6. We're moving to CR in a few weeks with very limited space in luggage. I do however foresee the need for a printer especially for printing travel tickets for border runs and anything from immigration. Does anyone know if there are places that we can have documents printed at. Post office? Pharmacy? If not we probably need to invest in one here. (Liberia) We do not know anybody in CR yet, so borrowing is not an option.
  7. miz-london

    How hard is it to buy / sell a car?

    Good question about the corporation. What are the advantages, only in case someone decides to sue? What is the yearly cost of that?
  8. miz-london

    How hard is it to buy / sell a car?

    I would like to know that too! I will not have a CR bank account for a little while. I can transfer the money from my canadian bank account to the sellers bank account but that takes about 3 days. I am not comfortable walking around with 10K in my purse. Do dealers accept credit cards? What have others done.
  9. miz-london

    How hard is it to buy / sell a car?

    We're looking for a used car. I have been on Encuentra for a couple of weeks. If I buy from the dealer does he do the inspection and transfer? Do we still need a lawyer? Also, does anyone know if car dealers do trade ins if we want another car or if they simply buy used cars from you.
  10. Need some advice on cars. We will be moving (guanacaste) in July and have a car rented for 2 weeks. Is this enough time to shop around, inspect, transfer etc.. Is it easier to buy from a dealer? Another question I have is for the eventual sale:Is it easier to sell privately or can I just sell it back to the dealer?
  11. miz-london

    Long term Health/Travel insurance

    We are a pretty healthy family in general. I just worry about cuts & sprains for the kids. (snake bites too!) Thank you everyone. We might just test fate and do without.
  12. miz-london

    Long term Health/Travel insurance

    INS does look complicated! Not sure they will even cover us with no cedula. I''ll be covered for 2 months with credit card and maybe another 10 months with an extension. I would love to do without any insurance....but too nervous.
  13. I am looking for a long term health insurance that would cover my family while we wait for temp. residency and Caja. I have contacted some companies here in Canada and they will cover me for 1 year. I would need to go back (canada) before the expiration or the policy becomes void. If I do not get residency in one year I will not be covered and I will not be able to repurchase insurance from Canada. Does anyone have any advice. I know CR has low cost healthcare but I'm not sure I would risk not being covered.
  14. miz-london

    Prescription drugs

    Most of us think that we Canadians are enjoying ''free healthcare'' but in fact we pay through the nose ( high sales tax, income tax and property tax) At the pharmacy we(Quebec) pay a monthly deductible (18$) + 34% of the drug cost. Every time I get a new prescription I cross my fingers because it can be $$$$$. I also enjoy very long wait times at the walk in clinic ( 4-7 hours) and the hospital emergency is even more so...unless it's cardiac. By appointment doctors are still a 2-3 hour wait.
  15. miz-london

    Prescription drugs

    What if I use a private pharmacy with a prescription from a Caja doctor? Is there a "discount"?
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