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About konotahe

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  1. Sorry it has taken so long to get back we were moving. I had our pictures taken at a photo shop in San Ramon. Most if not all of these places know what size etc. As for bathroom rooms---we went in the side with the long lines and the security check point. After leaving there you can walk straight ahead and there is a bano at the far end.
  2. We renewed our passports the other day and thought I would share the process in case any one is approaching their own dead line. First go to the US Embassy web-site and down load a renewal form. You need to also set an appointment at this time.There is very little to the form but it is a must have for each passport. With it , a copy of your appointment, old passport, and $121.00 per passport you go to San Jose. From San Ramon there is a little shorter way to get to the Embassy than the way I go, but it is hard to miss the land marks my way. I take Hy1 toward San Jose until I see the Hilton
  3. I guess there are a lot of you who have used the Correos to send stuff back to the States or wherever you are from, but last month was my first time. I had a Tablet that was broken and needed to go back to the manufacturer. The only problem I had was finding something to ship it in. It is not like I could run down to the UPS Store and buy a box and packaging. Anyway, it all worked out fine and for $10.00 the company received my package 20 days later. Which was how long they said it would take. I was surprised and very pleased with the service.
  4. I'm sure that the USA, Canada and many other countries have the pocketbook and more experts to check these drugs than CR. I'm speaking of approved drugs imported from first world countries not some backwater lab in Asia. The US government closed down online buying of drugs from Canada and used the same excuse, that the drugs were not approved by the FDA. It was a lie. The same drug could be bought in the states but for 3-4 times as much, it was about the money and I have to wonder if that is not the case here also. If the drug company does not pay off someone to get their product approved---th
  5. The only way we could afford the price they charge for drugs in the states is get back on Part "D". You get the same drug in Canada for what it cost in the states for your co-pay. With CAJA going up and the cost of the drugs we buy on the local market, plus we have $106 each in medicare cost plus $300. a month for our supplemental, which I'm very glad we didn't drop. I'm sure a lot she will need is going to come out of our pockets and somewhere there is a tipping point. Thanks for your kinds words.
  6. I know I live in a third world country and all that. Most things in CR don't bother me. If I need to go to CAJA I take a book or just watch the people. The prices on just about everything is high, but it was my choice to live here so that is part of the cost---not that big of a deal. Medicine however is another story. I don't fault the CAJA for not carrying all the brands of drugs that are available in the states or other countries. In fact we buy some of our meds on the local market, while not cheap we are able to get them. The problem comes when there is no place in CR to buy the medicin
  7. Sounds more like smoking while standing in gasoline. I also believe the Constitution says something about free speech and the right to assemble....so why the drama? Let them have their little march and go home, by the next day nobody will remember it unless a bunch of bikers make a fool of themselves.
  8. We have our cedula/ caja and everything else but a piece of paper from a CPA. I even had a friend whose family had been banking with them forever/business and private---still no go without the CPA. I might not like paying that much money anyway, but if they just charged me right there in the bank and took care of it; I would at least think I was getting something for my money. PS The lady that does this at the bank is off today.
  9. I tried to open an account with BCR---had all my info. Even a letter from the SS office. Going to try an meet up with them today after being sent to a CPA for a letter saying what my income was. They used the same info. I had showed the bank to fill out the paperwork. As we are opening 2 accounts one for my wife and one for me-we had to have 2 sets at $50.00 each. I know I get taken a little about every time, I buy something and I don't mind paying a little gringo tax. But I felt this was a little over the top.
  10. Here is his web-site: http://moristotle.blogspot.com/ I think you might enjoy it. They get a little too deep for me sometimes---but if you're into deep thinking, you'll enjoy it. Tell him Ed Rogers sent you.
  11. You don't know a fellow by the of Morris Dean do you? He and I believe his wife taught at the U. Ed
  12. That was true here also, but they brought the Costa Rican menu, we offered up the US menu. Best Christmas I have ever had.
  13. Maybe it is just dumb luck, but we have found where we live to be wonderful. We know everybody up and down the street. They wave and stop by every once in awhile. The women come by and get my wife to go on long walks with them(they speak no English she no Spanish. Christmas day we had 8 adults and 6 kids over for dinner outside. We fried chicken and cornbread dressing and they brought everything else. They are poor in the way a lot of us were poor as kids---we enjoyed life because we didn't know we were poor. I get taken sometime, but mostly I'm too blame when this happens. I hand the person t
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