Tag Archive: Mailbag

Mar 20 2016

In the Mailbag-Everybody’s Talking About the Cost of Living in Costa Rica

When we posted Our February 2016 Costa Rica Cost of Living Expenses – $1991.73 on facebook, we got LOTS of varied reactions. Here are a few of our favorites: Tom M. wrote: This month, after living here since September 11, 2013, I had my best budget month. I am no longer fighting my impulse to …

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Mar 16 2016

In the Mailbag – Gardening and Kudos All Around

Our newsletters and posts generate lots of discussion, on our website, in emails, and on facebook. Here’s a glimpse into our mailbag. Andrea writes us about Steve Johnson’s article on Gardening for Wildlife: Hello Paul and Gloria! Thank you for your blog. I try to read it most months. It has a great deal of useful information …

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Sep 14 2015

In the Mailbag: Residency in Costa Rica and Buying a Car

Our newsletters and posts generate lots of discussion, on our website, in emails, and on facebook. Here’s a glimpse into our mailbag. From Lynn T., a long-time reader of this newsletter: Going through the residency application process can be a daunting endeavor, and I strongly recommend that anyone serious about getting their residency in CR consider …

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Aug 19 2015

In the Mailbag – August 17, 2015: Healthcare in Costa Rica

Our newsletters and posts generate lots of discussion, on our website, in emails, and on facebook. Here’s a glimpse into our mailbag about our recent issue concerning healthcare in Costa Rica. From paddicakes: Just to let your readers know there are private medical options in Canada. This includes shoulder replacement surgery. However I personally do …

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Aug 06 2015

In the Mailbag – Healthcare in Costa Rica

Our newsletters and posts generate lots of discussion, on our website, in emails, and on facebook. Here’s a glimpse into our mailbag about healthcare in Costa Rica. From Tom S.: Thanks for the truthful and honest articles on the CAJA. All systems in all countries have had people with good and bad experiences, good for …

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Aug 06 2015

In the Mailbag – Healthcare in Costa Rica: The Doctor Saved His Life

Our newsletters and posts generate lots of discussion, on our website, in emails, and on facebook. Here’s a glimpse into our mailbag about healthcare in Costa Rica. From Nel C.: Last year, my husband, Blue, collapsed in our dining room in the early hours of the morning.  I heard a noise and got up and …

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Jul 27 2015

In the Mailbag – A Costa Rica Gardening Question

Here’s a glimpse into our mailbag. A reader has a question for our Costa Rica gardening expert, Steve Johnson: Steve, Hi there, I found your excellent blog on gardening here, and we have pretty much the exact same issues with soil in Atenas. I’ve been trying to find top soil by the yard or truckload, but no …

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Jun 15 2015

In The Mailbag – Cost of Living, & Being Happy in Costa Rica

Our newsletters and posts generate lots of discussion, on our website, in emails, and on facebook. Here’s a glimpse into our mailbag. Cost of Living In response to our Annual Cost of Living Issue, we received the following comment from Melanie: Hello, I just wanted to let you know I appreciate your emails and newsletters.  We …

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Mar 29 2015

In the Mailbag: Shopping for “New” Clothes and Buying a Car: Yes or No?

Our newsletters and posts generate lots of discussion, on our website, in emails, and on facebook. Here’s a glimpse into our mailbag. Shopping for “New” Clothes In response to my recent report of a shopping spree at Ropa Americana in our February 6th newsletter, and our “Money Saving Tip” to buy your clothes there, Lynn …

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Mar 19 2015

In the Mailbag: Cost of Groceries and Renewing Your Tourist Visa

Our newsletters and posts generate lots of discussion, on our website, in emails, and on facebook. Here’s a glimpse into our mailbag. Cost of Groceries Margaret P. responded to another reader’s comment/question about the high cost of groceries in Atenas after reading our January cost of living article. In answer to the woman who just …

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