Tag: Mailbag

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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Feb 09 2015

In the Mailbag: Tourist Visas, Driving in Costa Rica, and Cost of Living

Our newsletters and posts generate lots of discussion, on our website, in emails, and on facebook. Here’s a glimpse into our mailbag. Tourist Visas From Phil: I was wondering if you know of any way someone could stay long term or longer at least then the 90 days without leaving. We are a young family …

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Jan 20 2015

In the Mailbag: Residency, Caja Payments, and a Question about Diabetes Care in CR – January 18, 2015

Our newsletters and posts generate lots of discussion, on our website, in emails, and on facebook. Here’s a glimpse into our mailbag. Residency After reading Norman Seigal’s article, Alajuela to San Ramón, Another Adventure, in our January 8th newsletter, Merry had this question: How were Norman & Frankie able to STAY in CR after their first …

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Jan 10 2015

In the Mailbag-Shipping, a Restaurant Review, and on Facebook-January 8, 2015

  In the Mailbag-Shipping, a Restaurant Review, and on Facebook Our newsletters and posts generate lots of discussion, on our website, in emails, and on facebook. Here’s a glimpse into our mailbag. Shipping As a followup to one of our recent posts about shipping, Ann & Philip H. wrote,   Not long ago, you asked for …

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Dec 16 2014

In the Mailbag: Supporting the Work of the Community Action Alliance

Our newsletters and posts generate lots of discussion, on our website, in emails, and on facebook. Here is a great comment from one of our readers, and it’s just in time for the holiday giving season. From P.E.H.: Enjoyed your 6 December newsletter [as usual]… I read with interest the Community Action Alliance newsletter…The charitable …

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Dec 06 2014

In the Mailbag – Shipping, Residency, Nicaragua, and More

Our newsletters and posts generate lots of discussion, on our website, in emails, and on facebook. Here are some of the comments, with helpful information and questions, from our readers: Shipping As a follow-up to both our article about selling our house in Baltimore and shipping 13 boxes to Costa Rica, and last newsletter’s “In the Mailbag” follow-up …

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Nov 24 2014

In the Mailbag: Shipping, Civility, & Cost of Living-November 24, 2014

Shipping Our article about selling our house in Baltimore and shipping 13 boxes to Costa Rica generated both questions and additional information, both on our website and on facebook. First, this from Shirley: Hola Paul and Gloria! We enjoyed your newest newsletter, as always! Our countdown to moving to Costa Rica is now 15 months! Our …

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