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Feb 10 2013

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Meeting You Face-to-Face

In January, we had several opportunities to meet and talk with folks who read our website regularly and it really hit me that we write here makes a difference in people’s lives. So I wanted to start off this month by saying a big “Thank you!” Thank you for reading, thank you for trusting us, thank you for interacting with us, thank you for using our services!

We met some of you during George Lundquist’s two January tours. Not only is George still visiting the cabinas where we lived for almost four years, he has now added our new rental to his tour. Of the 26 people on his Retire in Costa Rica on Social Security Tours last month, many of the tour guests read our website, and some told us they took George’s tour because we recommended it. Again, thank you for trusting us.

We met other folks who hired us to do in-depth tours of “our” San Ramon, Grecia, and Atenas. Another couple met us in San Ramon and took us to lunch. And still others booked Paul to pick them up from the airport. I even met another couple while at the feria (farmers market) who stopped me and asked, “Are you the one with the blog? We’re staying at the cabinas because you recommended it!

I want you to know that we don’t take your trust lightly. We promise to continue to truthfully write about our experiences living in Costa Rica, what we spend, what we do, what we think. We also promise to recommend only those services, accommodations, and products with which we are familiar and in which we believe. Thank you again…it means so much to us and keeps us inspired to keep doing what we’re doing.

Here’s a short note one of our tour couples posted on facebook:

Paul, thanks for the wonderful and informative tour of San Ramon and surrounding area. You and Gloria went out of your way to make us feel welcome and at ease. We learned a great deal from you. Sally, the retired Air Force, surgical nurse, and one time head of infection control at one of our large military hospitals in Germany, who was travelling with us was very impressed with the medical facilities. Thanks again for the tour and the opportunity to meet other ex-pats and Ticos in the San Ramon area. I would highly recommend your tour to anyone who has a serious interest in living in Costa Rica, or anyone who just wants a better understanding of local culture.” Howard and Margaret

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  1. digger

    Looking forward to meet you guys on George’s February tour. Heading to Alajuela on Wednesday this week. Any
    animal rescue place near there? I know the wife would love to see one.

    1. Paul & Gloria

      Yes! Check out Zoo Ave. It’s right in Alajuela. Here’s a link to their website: http://www.zooavecostarica.org/ and also to a Trip Advisor review: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g309224-d309755-Reviews-Zoo_Ave-Alajuela_Province_of_Alajuela.html
      See you soon,
      Gloria & Paul

  2. siri

    Both of you really do exude trustworthiness. 🙂 That’s why I like your blog and (even though I have STILL not finalized a tour with you), I am really hoping to take one of your tours. And I would absolutely love to take both of you to lunch also! I will be arriving April 9 and I need to get in touch with you about the tours. Your blog is really terrific and I can see why people trust you. 🙂

    1. Paul & Gloria

      Hi Siri,
      Thank you for your wonderful comments. We really appreciate it!
      Gloria & Paul

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