Saturday, December 20, 2014

DECEMBER 21 - COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE•COMUNIDAD VENTA GARAJE • CLEAN OUT THE CLOSET • MOVING SALE • PROMOTE YOUR SMALL BUSINESS SALE - at Cocina EclecTica (aka Joanna's Eatz) in Escazu (Trejos Montelegre), Costa Rica!!!


Monthly COMMUNITY 
GARAGE SALE•MINI FLEA MARKET • CLEAN OUT THE CLOSET • MOVING SALE
PROMOTE YOUR SMALL BUSINESS
plus
Cocina EclecTica (aka Joanna's Eatz) Unique Gourmet YUMMMMMMM Dishes•Gourmet TAPAS•Appetizers
and LOTS MORE

SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!!

Do YOU Have SOMETHING TO SALE but no place to sell it? Space Available at an On-Going Community Garage Sale • Mini Flea Market & Clothing • Shoes • MakeUp • Jewelry Swap•Sale


DO YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO SALE 
as in Garage Sale or Moving Sale type things?
OR - even something you make?  Something to Swap?
Want a venue to Promote your Business??


DON'T HAVE THE SPACE OR DON'T WANT THE SECURITY RISK OF PEOPLE TO COME TO YOUR HOME?

Come sell them at
Cocina EclecTica's
ON-GOING

  COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE • Mini Flea Market • Promote your Business • Clearing it Out•Moving and MORE Sale
These sales happen every month or two in

 ESCAZU (Trejos Montelegre)

WHAT'S FOR SALE at the COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE•MINI-FLEA MARKET at Cocina EclecTica - December 21, 2014

This is just a tiny teaser of what we will have at the
DECEMBER 21, 2014 - 10am-3pm

Monthly COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE
at
Cocina EclecTica
in
Escazu (Trejos Montelegre)
(DETAILS and DIRECTIONS at:

tinyurl.com/CommunityGarageSaleEscazu


I'm bringing my Linguasmo
TRIPLE CHOCOLATE PEPPERMINT BROWNIES!!


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And a few of the THE STRONGEST Dog CHEW TOY I've EVER found

Just 3 left:
$25/each - FIRM
(2 for $45 • 3 for $55)


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 Numerous people are bringing WOMEN'S CLOTHES at GREAT Prices - 500-c - 5,000-c
SIZES between 6 and 3-X!!!!


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(this Italian Cappuccino•Espresso Maker is the highlight of Carlos' things!)
•  Cappuccino, Espresso, grinds beans, steams milk++ Saeco via Venezia COFFEE MAKER (this was worth LOTS of $$ & is HEAVY DUTY - but not for commercial use)
 
•  7 piece TURKISH COFFEE SET
•  Bag of little Brass chunchies

•  Miramba Set (short children’s size)
•  Beautiful 5'x7' Asian Rug (only used previously as a wall decoration)

•  MOUNTAIN BIKE - KHS - Exage Trail, 18 Speed, Shimano SLS shifters, Exage Mountain SLR, CR-MO Triple butted tubes. Fairly good condition (there's a little rubber wear on the seat & handle bar covers). Tires 26 X 1.90
(NOTE the front tire is flat & there's no kickstand)

•  MEGA STRONG 1.5 million Candle Power HALOGEN SPOTLIGHT with Tripod - BRAND NEW - power connection through your cars lighter.
•  KITCHEN: 
Hamilton Beach 42 Cup Coffee Urn
-  Oster Juice Extractor
-  Pressure Cooker 
•  SportTimer Digital StopWatch
 
•  CD•Cassette BOOMBOX 
•  2 STRONG bigger Lanterns - 1 a Coleman 237A LANTERN with Metal Case Kerosene ONLY.  The other a SEA ANCHOR Pressure Lantern 950 - a powerful lantern that's the most brightest KEROSENE Lantern with a light output of 60w.
•  HEAVY Rain Poncho
Saxophone - Yamaha Alto Sax YAS-23  -  SarongGoddess.com/Other/Saxophone 

and I'll have a BUNCH of my 
UNIQUE THINGS FOR SALE
BACK•LUMBAR SUPPORT • NADA CHAIR • Nicaragua•Claro Cell Phone • Crystals • some cool silicone Cell Phone covers (purple & one with the message "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it is about Learning to DANCE!! • Cool Lucite BUSINESS CARD HOLDER • doTerra ESSENTIAL OIL HOLDER Apron • cool Purple Pen with spiral design • Rose Quartz Massage Roller Tool • SPIRAL things - purple pen & 2 sets of necklaces with earrings+ • Cool DANGLY EARRINGS • EARPLUGS (18 pairs but we'll break it up) • Speedo EAR PLUGS for the pool and LOTS MORE!!!

and a BUNCH of BBW WOMEN'S CLOTHES
(
Sizes 16-3X for the BIG Beautiful Women
Most are priced from
1,000-5,000-c

[some cool dressy things for the holiday festivities and a REALLY COOL stylin' coat for when you go back to the cold are more)
SarongGoddess.com/Other/BBWClothesSizes16-3X
ALL
REDUCED TO SELL!!!!
(please help spread the word if you know any big gals!!)

UNIQUE JEWELERY (including a
delicate sweet 14kg & Ruby heart Slider) for sale:
SarongGoddess.com/Other/JEWELS-4Sale


and MORE UNIQUE things for sale at:
SarongGoddess.com/Garage-Sale/Things4Sale
(disregard most prices there as I'm OPEN to working with you on most items)

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JOANNA is always looking to sell most of her COOL ECLECTIC DECORATIVE WALL ART & things in her home (so she can make room for new goodies!) so if you see something you like - ASK! Check them out at:
SarongGoddess.com/Other/CocinaEclecTica-Treasures4Sale


CHRISTMAS • NAVIDAD FESTIVALS•CELEBRATIONS in Costa Rica - 2014



ESTA NAVIDAD REGALA UN LIBRO"
https://www.facebook.com/librosdelalma
SABADO 20 DICIEMBRE ESTAREMOS DISTRIBUYENDO NUESTROS LIBROS COMO PARTE DEL "FESTIVAL MULTICOLOR" DEL PARQUE MORAZAN 10AM-1PM
TE ESPERAMOS
"ESTA NAVIDAD REGALA UN LIBRO"

' this Christmas Regala a book, '
Saturday 20 December, we will be giving out our books as part of the ' Festival Multicolor ' in the park morazan 10 am - 1pm
We waited for you
' this Christmas Regala a book, '






Ciudad Colón, Cantón de Mora, Costa Rica  (Página Oficial) 
facebook.com/groups/CiudadColon

IX Festival Ilusion de Navidad 2014
December•Diciembre 4-7 2014


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Monday, December 15, 2014

NO U.S. NBC TV in Costa Rica - Here's an Alternatives Option


Since we no longer get NBC live in Costa Rica (it's been like that since October 1, 2013.  I've seen it happened because NBC was not able to reach an agreement with the local tv suppliers - CableTica, CableVision, Claro TV and Telecable, Tigo), what's a girl to do when they want to keep up on The Voice • Saturday Night Live • Parenthood+++

you CAN get it at:
USTVNow

USTVNow gives you live coverage for tv shows, news, sports+ from the Pennsylvania area (so keep that in mind when factoring the time zone and remember, we do not do Daylight Savings Time•Standard Time in Costa Rica - BUT - they do of course in the states - so during Daylight Savings Time - the shows will be on Atlantic Time - meaning they are 2 hours ahead of us in Costa Rica - and in Standard Time - shows are just 1 hour ahead of us).

For more info on USTVNow, check out what I wrote at:
LivingLifeInCostaRica.blogspot.com/2012/11/watch-us-tv-stations-costa-rica.html


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Friday, December 12, 2014

FESTIVAL de la LUZ - Saturday - December 13, 2014 - PICTURES • When•Where to see the COOL Christmas Lights withOUT the crowds • Street Closures•Times • Where to Watch it LIVE on TV•Internet•SmartPhone • Route • BEST TIME to go Shopping • Safety Warnings & LOTS MORE

FESTIVAL DE LA LUZ
facebook.com/pages/Festival-de-la-Luz/202652021255  •  FestivalDeLaLuz.CR

Festival de la Luz is THE EVENT of the year!!
It's not just your standard parade - 2014 they had

9 INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL lit up floats
(the Municipality•City of San Jose  •  Claro  •  MoviStar  •  Coca Cola  •  Kolbi  •  Banco de Costa Rica  •  Banco Nacional  •  ICE•Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad  •  ICT•Costa Rican Tourism Institute)
in between your standard Marching Bands (13), famous people and politicians, clowns, cheerleader groups (8)

They WERE expecting OVER 1 MILLION PEOPLE
(North American version of the word "million" - not the Tico version which means 1,000!)
to come for this SPECTACULAR EVENT!  Which equals - INSANE CROWDS!!!!!!

BUT - alas - it pretty much rained the whole time the strongest rains in the history of this event


WHEN•CUANDO:
(the 2nd•second Saturday in December)

Saturday•Sabado - December•Diciembre 13, 2014
 

3pm  -  Children's Event
(I've seen mention of it but have not found any DETAILS on it)
5:40pm  -  Ceremony Starts

6pm  -  Parade Starts (with a big Fireworks display)
2014 lasted about 3-1/2 hours
(but NOTE - beautiful as it was, a constant theme I heard was it was WAYYYYYY TOOOO SLOW with as much as 30 minutes in between things [that could make ME crazy if it was a loud band!!])


WHERE:
San Jose (Downtown•Paseo Colon), Costa Rica


PARADE ROUTE:
3.2 kilometers • 2 miles
The parade will start at the East end of Sabana Park (at the Leon Cortez statue)
Head up/East•Este on Paseo Colon
Turn RIGHT at the South/East corner of Hospital San Juan de Dios (where the Pedestrian Walk starts from Paseo Colon)
Make an immediate LEFT and go up Avenida 2nd•Segundo
and ENDS at Plaza Democracia (just after Calle 13
(TeleTica said it ends in front of the arches•entrance of Barrio Chino•ChinaTown)

BEST MAP:
Nacion.com/ocio/aire-libre/Vias-cerraran-amanecer_0_1456854333.html

(make sure you see "Street Closures" below)


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People, People, People
If you're bringing stuff to eat
PLEASE BRING AN EXTRA BAG FOR YOUR TRASH
and
THROW IT AWAY IN A TRASH CAN OR TAKE IT WITH YOU TO DISPOSE OF LATER.

SHOW SOME RESPECT FOR YOUR COUNTRY AND MOTHER EARTH AND
DO NOT LITER YOUR STREETS!!
(sadly, these type of events are great examples of where Costa Rican's are with the environment)


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SEE THE FLOATS WHILE AVOIDING THE CROWDS

The Festival de la Luz Parade Floats will line up along the South side of Sabana Park (Sabana Sur) along side the Pista del Sol - Highway #27 (going to/from Escazu West) starting at MIDNIGHT.
Take your time to see•photograph the Floats the day of the Parade by visiting Sabana Park
or get a quickie glimpse (not drivers please to avoid accidents) by driving along the Pista del Sol - Highway #27

OR

WATCH IT LIVE on TV • INTERNET • SMART PHONE

TV
Channels•Canals - 6 • 7 • 11

INTERNET:
Repretel-6  -  Repretel.com/envivo-6  -  starting at 4:55pm
TeleTica-7  -  TeleTica.com/en-vivo.aspx?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fembed%2FEZbpNjRNwc8
(more coming later -
SOURCE:  LivingLifeInCostaRica.blogspot.com/2012/11/tv-stations-news-costa-rica.html)


SMART PHONE APP
FestivalDeLaLuz.cr/dia-del-festival/siga-las-carrozas-por-gps.html


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VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE FLOAT from 2014:

Facebook.com/lanacioncr?sk=app_303561899745219&brandloc=DISABLE&app_data=from-clczhc%2Cchk-548d0ccb483ae


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I was surprised (pleasantly) by all the Pagan•fantasy themed floats with unicorns and ferries
(considering it's a catholic country)

MY FAVS: 

BCR
Nacion.com/ocio/farandula/Festival_de_la_Luz_2014-carroza_del_BCR-lluvia-hipotermia-frio_0_1457054404.html
MORE FROM BCR:
Facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152404424296256.1073741873.202652021255
BCR

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TRAFFIC WARNING:
They are expecting around ONE MILLION PEOPLE at the parade on Saturday!!
ALL roads leading into/out of San Jose WILL be effected since this is THE BIGGEST EVENT OF THE YEAR and people come from ALL over the country for this so if you're ANYWHERE near a method that brings people ANYWHERE near the parade - you might have HORRIBLE TRAFFIC!!!!


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STREET CLOSURES:

12am/Midnight on Saturday:
The West-Bound lanes of the Pista del Sol - Highway #27 will be closed for the lining up the floats and parade.
So the East-Bound 2 lanes will each on in either direction
 (which means traffic WILL be EXTRA backed up since the highway will just be ONE LANE each way!!!  I was on it at 9:15am on Saturday and at that time we were backed up to the Stadium Overpass!!)

12pm/Noon:
from the gym•South•East corner at Sabana Park - to the church of La Soledad
BUT - with the side streets open.

3pm
EVERYTHING will be closed
EXCEPT one of the North•South direction street passage leading to the West side of Hospital San Juan de Dios (but I THINK that might have been for emergencies only).

Calle 42 (the street that runs North•South side on the East side of Sabana Park),
Avenida Paseo Colón and Calle Segundo•2nd - will have limited passage starting at 6am and will be completely closed - I've seen at 11am, 12pm/Noon and 3pm till

STREETS RE-OPEN:
12am/midnight

See more on this at:
Nacion.com/ocio/aire-libre/Vias-cerraran-amanecer_0_1456854333.html


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WHEELCHAIR • HANDICAPPED SEATING
Paseo Colon between Calle 36-38


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TAKE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION•BUSES or TAXIS
Since parking is MEGA limited (and some lots will jack their prices up for this event), I HIGHLY suggest you consider taking a bus or taxi - BUT - note that ALL buses going to/from San Jose WILL be PACKED and chances are REALLY GOOD you could have a wait just to get on it - let alone the traffic.

BUS ROUTE CHANGES:
Of course there will be MAJOR changes on bus routes with all these street closures.  It will effect 49 bus stop routes STARTING at 12pm/noon•mid-day.
At least these buses will go till 12am/midnight if they need to to get everyone safely home after the Festival de la Luz parage.

Click on this link and keep clicking the RIGHT ARROW showing the Parade Route till it starts giving you the Bus Routes!!!!
Nacion.com/ocio/aire-libre/Vias-cerraran-amanecer_0_1456854333.html

Here's a video link showing the bus routes:
youtu.be/k4pDsBr1gc0

SANTA ANA
NOW at Avenida 10 at Calle 14 - 300 WEST of the La Castellana gas station

PAVAS 250
NOW at Calle 20 - between Avenidas 3-5 - North of the National Children's Hospital

HATILLOS 1-2, 5-8
NOW at Calle 6 and Avenida 2 - 150 meters SOUTH of the old Civil Registry.

ZAPOTE • SAN FRANCISCO • EL BOSQUE
NOW at Avenida 6 and Calle 5 - on the SOUTH side of College for Young Ladies

SAN PEDRO • TRES RIOS
NOW at Calle 21 and Avenida 1 - 250 meters NORTH and 100 meters SOUTH of of Spring pump. 

ALAJUELA • HEREDIA
NOW - Calle 12 and Avenida 7

SABANA-STADIUM
NOW at Avenida 12 and Calle 36

SABANA-CEMENTERIO
NOW at Transversal 24 and Calle 36

BARRIO MEXICO
NOW at Avenida 3 between Calle 15-17

BARRIO LA CRUZ (neighborhood Lujan and the peripheral will also change)
(I haven't found where yet or the Escazu bus)

Taxis of course will NOT be allowed on Paseo Colon or Avenida 2nd•Segundo so just walk North or South 1-2 blocks - BUT - they WILL be few and far between and you'll pay.

Autobuses going into the COCA COLA bus terminal
tour coming to San Jose by the radial La Uruca (Pozuelo manufactures), former Cine Libano continues south 200 meters and turn West to reach the Coca Cola bus terminal. In the sense out of San Jose, the route remains the same along Calle de Cemento Avenida 3, to leave La Sabana.

 (depending on which direction you're going)


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LOGISTICS:

FIRST AID
The Cruz Roja•Red Cross will have 14 Support Stations
(basically about every 2-3 blocks)


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PROHIBITED ITEMS
You are NOT allowed to have Chairs, Awnings, Grills and Tables
and the Municipal Police of San Jose could seize them because they represent imminent danger to spectators and could obstruct relief agencies for emergency reasons.
(SOURCE:  TeleTica.com/Noticias/74894-Estos-objetos-estaran-prohibidos-en-el-Festival-de-la-Luz.note.aspx


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BRING A JACKET AND AN UMBRELLA
as it DOES get cold with the December Vientos Navideños - Christmas winds and this year they're predicting the possibility for rain
NOTE - it DID RAIN throughout much of the parade - the
WORST RAIN in the history of Festival de la Luz!!!


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GETTING LOST
Going with kids or friends?
MAKE A MEET-UP PLAN
and make sure your cell phones are charged (though till WILL be hard to hear it ringing so maybe put it on vibrate close to you.  I grew up 10 minutes from Disneyland and going there a LOT and my mom would dress us all up alike so it was easy to find each other. 
Also, have a picture of ALL your kids [individually] on your cell - JUST in case!!
There will be over 1,000 police out in force so look for one [more and more are speaking English but there's ALWAYS someone within shouting reach that can help you if you need it!
It's SOOOO MUCH BETTER to BE PREPARED!!  Then less panicking•wasted time happens I find!!!!)


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SAFETY WARNING!!
Thieves are out in FULL FORCE at this so do NOT put ANYTHING in your pockets, put your purse•backpack in front of you & have your hands on it at ALL times!!
BE STREET WISE!!



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DRUNK DRIVERS
This event is NOT the drunk fest that many of the parades are [like the Tope] but there are some fools that must drink and the TRANSIT POLICE WILL be in FULL FORCE!!)


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NOT INTO CROWDS OR PARADES?
This is LITERALLY THE BEST TIME in December to go
SHOPPING
since the masses are watching the parade (just make sure to finish BEFORE the crowds !!!
(too bad banks are not open during this time)


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SEE THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AFTER (withOUT the crowds!!!)
Go driving up and down Paseo Colon and Avenida 2nd•Segundo starting the day after the parade (even better if you're in the Central Valley - go driving around between December 26-30 when the streets are practically empty at night because MANY have gone to the beach!!) until New Years Day to see the COOL lights over the street and various buildings!!!


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PET OWNERS
FIREWORKS WARNING:
The parade kicks off with a big fireworks display at 6pm and in the past there were lots of fireworks going off so PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE prepare your pets - ESPECIALLY those that freak out from the sounds of fireworks
(this also ESPECIALLY goes for Christmas Eve and New Years Eve in Costa Rica.
BOTH BIG TIMES for the masses doing fireworks [though Christmas Eve gets especially strong closer to midnight - where New Years Eve is pretty much throughout the night])!!!


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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

TIPS FOR RENTING A VEHICLE•CAR in Costa Rica

As a former travel agent•tour operator & current travel writer,

When renting a vehicle in Costa Rica - be it a car, 4wd, 4x4, 4 wheel drive, SUV - whatEVER - PROTECT YOURSELF and BE PREPARED for what MIGHT HAPPEN (and it REALLY HELPS to know how to speak Spanish WELL!!).

Below are some hints to help you avoid POTENTIAL challenges be it while you're away or even worse - after you've left:

From the get-go I tell the car rental agency employee that in the PAST I have had a problem with a less than honorable car rental agency so I'm really cautious and need to protect myself so I'm going to take pictures and videos.  If they don't allow you to do that - RUN FOR THE HILLS!!!!!!!!

#1  - 
IDEALLY have 2-3 or more of you there - one that walks around the car WITH the car rental agencies employee - INSPECTING (more like dissecting) the vehicle REALLY CLOSELY. 

The second person is Take CLOSE-UP PHOTOS of EVERY dent, chip, ding, of the condition of the tires (few seem to inspect the tires - literally - MOVE the car so you can see if there are ALREADY any nails in the tire, balled or starting to get worn spots, etc. as once you're on the road, some Car Rental Agencies feel tires are YOUR RESPONSIBILITY.  Even if they do cover it, if nothing else, the time you're going to waste on waiting for them to come out and fix the problem

#2  -  Actually, I think this is MORE IMPORTANT - take a VIDEO WITH the car rental agency employee IN the video!!!
Start with doing it when you're going over the contract and ASK QUESTIONS for clarity - like what ALL is/is not included [like if YOU decide to go "off road" - like you need to do OFTEN when going to some beach areas -
and something happens to the car - like a tire blows, a chip in the windshield, broken rod because you went over a puddle not realizing it was a 3' hole or worse - an open man hole that someone stole the cover off of - or whatever - things like that are OFTEN NOT covered - EVEN if you purchased full coverage as they feel you've driven the car recklessly which is NOT covered]). 

Then inspect the car - again - with the employee IN the video - while you both point out EVERY LITTLE spot
and ding (literally - put your finger on it and do a closeup of it so it's CLEAR - as at least in Costa Rica, MANY TIMES people get charged for things that were already there. ESPECIALLY make sure to video tape the tires (which is a good reminder as it's not unusual for them to be baled and YOU get charged for them bursting!).
make sure you take a video WITH the car rental agency's employee IN the video pointing out EVERY LITTLE spot
and ding as at least in Costa Rica, MANY TIMES people get charged for things that were already there. and ESPECIALLY make sure to video tape the tires (which is a good reminder as it's not unusual for them to be baled and YOU get charged for them bursting!)


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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

NEW SAN JOSE COSTA RICA CITY TOUR - VIP City Tour on a Double-Decker Open-Air & Enclosed Bus

VIP City Bus Tour on a Double-Decker Bus of Downtown
San Jose, Costa Rica
VIPCityBus.com  •  facebook.com/VIPCityBus


STARTS:
Tuesday - December 16, 2014
WHEN:
Tuesdays and Sundays - 10:30am or 2pm


WHAT IS OFFERED:
It’s a 2 hour Bi-lingual one-of-a-kind VIP Guided Drive-by Tour offering a panoramic view from the top of the Open Air or Enclosed Double-Decker Bus!!!
Drive by and learn about such sights as Teatro Nacional (the National Theatre), the Catedral Metropolitana, Museo de Oro (Gold Museum), Plaza de la Cultura, Plaza de la Democracia, Asamblea Legislativa (government buildings)
Small walk in the city tasting snacks, music and others. 


MEET•FINISH POINT:
Parque Peru in Rohrmoser•Sabana Oeste•West
(one block West and one block South of the National Stadium)


PRICE:
LOCALS (with cedula):  $30
TOURISTS:  $60
(includes a welcome cocktail, a bilingual guide, 
*typico Costa Rican lunch at Restaurante Nuestra Tierra and a Marimba show.
[*don't want lunch??  Save $10.  Let them know when reserving])
Transportation from/to Downtown Hotels + $10-round trip!


CONTACT:
8-879-9436 •  2-235-1760  •  info.reservations@VIPCityBus.com


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Want a PRIVATE DRIVER • GUIDE
MY (Vicki - THE Sarong Goddess!!) #1 Driver HANDS DOWN is
Abner with
Abners Custom Costa Rica Tours

Details at:
LivingLifeInCostaRica.blogspot.com/2014/01/AbnersCustomCostaRicaTours.html


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CAMPANA DE CASTRACION EN PERROS Y GATOS • CASTRATION CLINIC for Dog & Cats in Cuidad Colon - Diciembre•December 13, 2014

CAMPANA DE CASTRACION EN PERROS Y GATOS
CASTRATION CLINIC for Dog & Cats in Cuidad Colon

Sabado•Saturday - Diciembre•December 13, 2014



10,000-c

CONTACTO:
8-317-2817


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MAGIC BULLET • NINJA • AMAZING BULLET • VITAMIX • JUICERS • NUWAVE • FOOD DEHYDRATOR • CHOCOLATE FOUNTAIN - Where to find Small Kitchen Appliances in Costa Rica

MAGIC BULLET

One of my FAVORITE kitchen "tools"•appliances is my MAGIC BULLET!!  I take it whereEVER I go when I travel around on my Visa Runs or Pet and House Sitting gigs!!  It brings me more ease as I can easily whip up a Smoothie or some sort of concoction (one of my FAVS is take Papaya, a Banana and a Haus Avocado put them in the Magic Bullet and I swear it can taste like Butterscotch Pudding and it's SOOOO GOOD for you.  Sounds nasty but it is SOOOOO DELISH!!)!!

I had the same Magic Bullet for 6 years and when it broke while living in Costa Rica, I was lost because I couldn't find a new one.

So what's a girl to do???  What I suggest to people looking for ANYTHING new or used is for YOU to go onto the various Message Boards, Forums, Facebook Pages•Groups popular with ExPats and YOU POST what YOU'RE SEEKING - don't just expect it to be there for you!!!

A few of the most popular ones are:
CostaRica.en.CraigsList.org/search/foa
(I'd specifically post it under Things for Sale - by Owner under - General for the most people to see it)


MINI-BLENDERS SIMILAR TO A MAGIC BULLET

NuWave Twister Blender
PriceSmart
16,000-c

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Years later you can sometimes find new ones but they are few and far between and not as cheap as in the states and it's one of those products that weighs a lot so it's not something you can easily ask someone to bring to you in their luggage.

As I find Magic Bullets (or a similar mini-blender like the AMAZING BULLET that tends to be cheaper but do the job of a Magic Bullet) • or the now popular NINJA blender or high powered JUICERS in Costa Rica, I'll share them here.

If you find any of these - especially if there are some good deals on them, Please email me the DETAILS (name of store, location•directions, price, item, date you saw it and any info you know if it's on sale, phone number, website, facebook page, email address) to:


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NutriBullet


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VITAMIX
PriceSmart
295,000-460,000

JopCo

TIPS


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JUICER EXTRACTORS • JUICERS

PriceSmart
38,000-62,000-C


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NUWAVE

PriceSmart
110,000


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FOOD DEHYDRATOR
PriceSmart
43,000-65,000


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CHOCOLATE FOUNTAIN

PriceSmart
72,000-93,000


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SITES LISTING ALL THEY HAVE:

PriceSmart:
shop.pricesmart.com/cr/en/category/10000/10017/small-kitchen-appliances#page=1



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LivingLifeInCostaRica.blogspot.com/2014/12/MagicBulletNinjaJuicersInCR.html
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Sunday, December 7, 2014

CHRISTMAS•NAVIDAD GIVING - Charities•Less Fortunate - Where to help bring some Christmas Cheer•Gifts•Donations to the Less Fortunate•Poor People around Costa Rica (LIST)

Throughout Costa Rica there is ALWAYS a need somewhere of those going through challenging times that could use a little Christmas Cheer - a little moment to see that life does not suck so much and/or that people can be good.  YOU CAN make a difference, even if it's with a pair of used shoes - or more!! ANYTHING helps!!

I'm starting this list as a place to help give you ideas on what you as a tourist or someone living in Costa Rica can do to make a difference (it's a work in process page but I just wanted to start to get it up).  Do you have any other ideas?  PLEASE share them in "Comments" below!!




UVITA

(found at: 
Uvita Information Center

Monday, December 1, 2014

KIDS • NINOS - Las clases de verano para niños • This for Kids to do during "Summer" • Holiday Break in Costa Rica - 2015


DECEMBER 2014
Iniciamos el jueves!
facebook.com/Desarrollando.Mentes  •  DesarrollandoMentes.com 2-289-4586 info@DesarrollandoMentes.com
Para ver más info acerca de los talleres: http://on.fb.me/1zuATFw



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Taller de Corona Navideña
¡Próxima semana, reserve su espacio! Vamos a hacer una preciosa corona con material de reciclaje
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A una semana de iniciar campaMentes! ¿Ya matricularon?
Salimos de Escazú, Curridabat y Santa Ana rumbo a la Garita.
Edades: 1.5 a 12 años
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Taller de Jabones Navideños
¡Próxima semana, reserve su espacio! Vamos a hacer nuestros jabones con glicerina, colores y propios moldes.

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COCINAMOS
¡Nos volvemos chefs de delicias navideñas!
Para niños de 1.5 a 12 años.
Salimos de Curridabat, Santa Ana y Escazú rumbo a La Garita.
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Lunes: Taller de Corona Navideña Reciclada
Martes: Taller de Jabones Navideños
Miércoles: Taller de Postrecitos Navideños
Jueves: Taller de Adornos para el árbol
Viernes: Taller de Bota Navideña

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DesarrollandoMentes.com
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JANUARY 2015

Handwriting Without Tears Workshops 2015facebook.com/Desarrollando.Mentes  •  DesarrollandoMentes.com ¡No se quede sin su espacio! ¡Matricule ya!
Comparta esta información y etiquete a personas interesadas.
Para más info escribir a: mariana@
DesarrollandoMentes.com

 
Enero•January 9-13, 2015
La Magia del Pacifico Sur - Campamento para Jovenes de 13-17
AdventuresUnderTheSun.com


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