The REAL Costa Rica!

Ξ September 6th, 2005 | → 4 Comments | ∇ Costa Rica |

When I moved to Costa Rica, I was just amazed at the vast amount of horse pucky about this country.

I met 75 year old couples who had been told they needed to get typhoid shots to visit Costa Rica. I met others who were taking quinine for the non-existent malaria. Other told me about how the water here will make you sick. Then, after I lived here a while… I found that there are things that people really DO need to know, but are never told of. So, I decided to do something about the mis-information.

Last week, I published a web site that I have been building for almost three years. I have spent just less than 3,000 hours of work building it. It contains several hundred pages, tens of thousands of links, photos and references, and is, as far as I know, the only totally accurate web site about Costa Rica in existence. I recommend it to anyone who plans to visit, vacation, live in, or retire to Costa Rica.

I call it: The Real Costa Rica. Enjoy!


The demons won…

Ξ September 6th, 2005 | → 1 Comments | ∇ Whatever |

My friend Laurie died this week. At 40. It is a loss.

I knew her for about 20 years… maybe more, and she lived a hard life. Not hard in terms of deprivation… she had everything… wealthy sucessful parents, a good job, a sometimes happy marriage… but a hard life nontheless for she was surely plagued by demons. Some of those demons were well documented… the drug use, the alcohol, the inappropriate behavior.


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