Browsing Tag: by Robert E. Rodgers

The Many Sides of Tropical Costa Rica – Climates and Cultures

The Many Sides of Tropical Costa Rica – Climates and Cultures

It is said Costa Rica is two different “countries”, with which I heartily agree, and then some. Costa Rica runs from the Northwest, at the Nicaragua border, to the Southeast, at the border with Panama. Its mini, if you will, great continental divide includes the mountain ranges (cordilleras) ...

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Rethinking Condominium Living

Rethinking Condominium Living

You can’t teach an old dog new tricks, after three generations of English Springer Spaniels, almost twenty years, is a sentiment with which I do not totally agree. And, as an old dog myself, having been referred to as such more than once since hitting 50, I can say that I have been rethinking my ...

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Home Inspection in Costa Rica – Worth Every Peso (Penny)

Home Inspection in Costa Rica – Worth Every Peso (Penny)

Changing the roofs over our heads is always a memorial lifetime event. Moving out of the parents’ home for the first time, moving into that first apartment, or dorm room, or barracks, then maybe onto a bigger apartment, this one meant to be shared with the significant other, and after a handful ...

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Boosting Your Home Internet Signal (for free)

Boosting Your Home Internet Signal (for free)

At the beach, in the mountains or in the city, all three terrific places to be/live/visit in Costa Rica, no matter where we land, who among us couldn’t use an extra boost in our internet signal? Lots of hands raised I see. And who among us looks forward to paying plata real  for that extra ...

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Real Estate: The Value of a View

Real Estate: The Value of a View

Pity the poor appraiser who is assigned the responsibility of setting a price, a value on a residential property of which the characteristic of a “view” is included. Dag, don’t want that job, do you? It’s like a bend over and kick me in the butt no matter which way one turns: perceived to ...

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What is Crime Like in Costa Rica: 5 Police 5 OIJ 1 Security Consultant and 1 bonehead (me)

What is Crime Like in Costa Rica: 5 Police 5 OIJ 1 Security Consultant and 1 bonehead (me)

  What is crime like in Costa Rica? This has to be on the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) list of most of the Costa Rica related info web sites; certainly on the Crazu.net site. We all understand why the question is posed. Potential visitors to our lil slice of paradise down here want to know. ...

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Chapter 3 Back To Escazu

Chapter 3 Back To Escazu

It’s official, beach Bob has left the Southern Pacific Zone and biker Bob is back in town.  After just 33 days short of exactly seven (7) years at the beach, the family moved back to Escazu, San Rafael.  When folks learned of the intended move, we heard practically without exception, ...

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Thanksgiving Day, Immigration Day?

Thanksgiving Day, Immigration Day?

  Sliced turkey breast on whole wheat sandwiches, cranberry juice, throw a bag of chips on the table (my favorite vegetable) and call it Thanksgiving 2014.  This year Thanksgiving Day is also moving day so from the turkey roasting pan to the Thanksgiving dinner dishes, it’s all packed and ...

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