Thursday, July 24, 2014

MOVING SALE with MANY BRAND NEW THINGS like small kitchen appliances, U.S. Vitamins • Health & Beauty Products, better quality Sheets, name brand clothes, NEW English Computer Keyboard++++


PHASE 1 of D'S MOVING BACK TO THE U.S. SALE!!
MANY MANY things BRAND NEW - NEVER USED!!

Below are just a FEW of the items listed and photos of things she'll have at her Moving Sales.
MANY of the things she has are BRAND NEW & things you can NOT find in CR (or for LOTS more) including lots of Health & Beauty items (including vitamins like BIG SamsClub size bottles of Centrum for men & women, 5lb bag of MuscleTech 100% Premium WHEY Protein.  Blood pressure monitor (measures Heart Rate, Pulse and Blood Pressure).
Things for the Kitchen (small "appliances"+).  Quality Sheets (new & used - including flannel).
CLOTHES:
•  MEN’s - size XL and XXL - about 1/2 brand new and the others gently used!) • Puma and Adidas new thick socks for men • Shoes Size 12-13.
•   WOMEN’s - Medium-XL - some brand new - others gently used - LOTS of major barand JEANS and other name brand clothes.  Shoes/Boots - Size 9.
•   GIRLS - Size 8-12 (clothes & toys)

SOOOO MUCH MORE!!  LOTS more pictures will be added Friday night after they've set up.

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WHEN:
Saturday - July 26  -  9am-4pm
Saturday - August 2  -  9am-4pm

PLUS:
Saturday - August 9 - 9am-1pm
Community Mini-Flea Market

Sunday - August 10 - 10am-4pm
Community Clothing, Shoes, Jewelry, MakeUp Swap•Sale


NO PRE-SALES as it's at a friends house in a different city. 
NO Early-Birds - gate will NOT be open till 9am.


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WHERE:
ESCAZU
(Trejos Montelegre - directions at the bottom)


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NO FURNITURE


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HERE'S A TINY SAMPLE OF THINGS SHE'LL HAVE:

KITCHEN:
Table Top Gas Grill (brand new in box) • Cuisinart Appliances  • Cuisinart Mini Prep Processor-Red (brand new in box) • Microwave - Sharp Carousel 1,000 watt (brand new in box) • Toaster Oven (brand new in box) • Waffle Maker (brand new in box) • Veggie Steamer - 2 Tier - Oster (brand new in box) • Cuisinart 5" Santoku Knife (brand new)  •  Special Spices•Seasoning from the U.S. (Grill Mates Applewood Rub & a 10.50 oz Tone's Red Crushed Pepper  •  Pots and Pans (slightly used) • Gourmet Stainless Steel Mesh Roasting Pan (brand new in box) and LOTS MORE COMING!!


HEALTH RELATED THINGS - ALL BRAND NEW!!:
VITAMINS (Centrum - Silver for men, Women's Silver 50+ [250] in the Super Large SamsClub size Bottles.  Coconut Oil Organic Extra Virgin 1,000 mg - 240 SoftGels
KIDS - Active Kids Complete • Simply Right Gummies [300]).
WHEY PROTEIN - MuscleTech 100% Premium - 5lb
Blood Pressure Monitor - measures Heart Rate, Pulse and Blood Pressure (brand new) = $50 (in U.S. $100+taxes)
Tubes of Zinc Oxide • Tubes of antibiotic ointment-NeoSporin • Tubes of Cortizone 10+ Maximum Strength with Aloe  •  Aspercreme  •  Cold Compress  •  Tylenol Extra Strength/Rapid Release 500mg - 225 gel caps  •  Alive Once Daily - Women’s
CryoMax Cold Pack - 8 hour - Medium  •  Ace Reusable Cold Compress Large  •  Vick’s VapoRub
SUNTAN LOTION  -  Coppertone Suntan Lotion - SPF 80 and Sweat Proof
MOSQUITO REPELLENT - Deeps Woods Sportsmen Off (2) - 25% DEET • After Bite Itch Eraser


BEAUTY RELATED THINGS - ALL BRAND NEW!!:
Noxema products • Oil of Olay Regenerist / Beauty Fluid and Cleanser • Neutrogena MakeUp Remover • Ponds Wet Cleansing Towelettes • Johnson's Baby Oil - 12 oz
Perfumes and Colognes and Eau de Toiletes (Cubano Silver), Lotions, Makeup (including some sparkle eye shadows), etc


HOUSEHOLD THINGS:
Deluxe Radiant Heater
SHEETS:
Misc. - Twin•Individual • Full•Double and Queen (300-600+ thread counts) (most are Brand New, some gently used)
Flannel Sheets - Twin•Individual • Full•Double and Queen (most are Brand New, some gently used)
Disney Sheets (girls characters - Starburst - tie-dye - Twin•Individual size - used)
KIDS:
GIRLS CLOTHES - Size 8-12
SHEETS  -  Disney Sheets (girls characters - Starburst - tie-dye - Twin•Individual size - used)
VITAMINS:  Active Kids Complete • Simply Right Gummies [300]).
VIDEO GAMES and Machine - VTech - Disney - Little Mermaid and Cinderella, Sponge Bob, Memo
Candy Land Game
Dolls - Pinkie Cooper (brand new)
Magnetic Dress-Up - Sofia the First (brand new)
Disney Fairies Sparkling Smile Set - toothbrush holder and toothbrush (brand new)
Littlest Pet Shop (brand new)

GAMES:
Sorry (3) (brand new)
Monopoly (brand new)
Connect (slightly used)
Candy Land
Connect Four


COMPUTER ACCESSORIES:
Keyboard - Dell - in U.S. English (brand new)


PETS:
Nutri-Vet Hip and Joint (300 pills)  •  Nutri Dent Edible Dental Chews (Nylabone - 125 mini)  •  Sulfodene Medicated Shampoo and Conditioner - 12 oz (2) = $10 (new $20+ tax in U.S.)  •  EverPet Tie-Out 20’ Cable secure tether for your dog.


MISC
Toilet Seats Covers (to carry in your purse)
Gas Watch Propane Gauge - http://gaswatch.com/categories/Propane-Gauges
Swing Arm Desk Lamp (brand new)
Video Converter (brand new)
Betty Boop Steering Wheel Cover (brand new)
Vinyl Pillow Protectors - Standard (2)
Special Perfumed Soaps


TOOLS:
Husky Saw - 15” or so (slightly used)
Stanley 25’ Powerlock Tape Measure (brand new)


COFFEE:
Private Collection Roasted HazelNut - Medium Whole Bean - 12 oz


WOMENS - CLOTHES • SHOES • PURSES
Sizes Medium to XL - Abercrombie Clothes (not knocks off.......the real deal) • Aeropostale Clothes (not knocks off either) • Eddie Bauer Clothes • Lots of JEANS - Gloria Vanderbilt, Wrangler's, Lee's etc. • Lots of exercise type pants that are high waisted and stretchy (long pants or knee length - Size Large to XXL for women in different colors) •
PURSES:  Several designer Leather Women Purse • Montana West Purses (new and used)  •  Crofts and Barrel Clutch Organizer (brand new)
Shoes and Boots - size 9 (new and used)


MENS - LARGE CLOTHES and SHOES
XL and XXL Clothes - 1/2 are Brand New - 1/2 are Gently Used • Puma and Adidas new thick socks for men • Shoes size 12-13  •  UniSex Jacket - Aerostale XXL
Puma things - socks, t-shirts, shirts, jackets, sweaters,
Adidas things - clothes and colognes like socks, shirts, T-shirts etc


GIRLS - CLOTHES (sizes 8-12)
Misc. and Disney Clothes
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All kinds of different small items you don't find here in Costa Rica!


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SEE A SMALL SELECTION OF PICTURES:


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WHERE:
ESCAZU (Trejos Montelegre)  - 
DIRECTIONS:
•  Get off the Pista del Sol - Highway 27 at the WalMart Escazu Exit.
•  Pass through 2 lights and the first street after turn RIGHT at Rosti Pollo and Vivero Exotica into Trejos Montealegre.
•  Take your 1st LEFT.
•  Pass THROUGH the first intersection (ApartHotel Maria Alexandra) - keep going - and it curves around.
•  Go down about 800 meters - passing over the 1st Speed Bump and Johanna's Eatz is AT the 2nd Speed Bump on your RIGHT - the white house with 2 back gates.


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WINE • VINO in Costa Rica


Ok, so I "grew up" in California and lived 17 of my years in San Francisco - just an hour away from "THE Wine Country"!!  I spent MANY a weekend day or weekend up there going Wine Tasting.  I've also travel to Italia 5 times, Germany 4 times and France was my base on a 3 month trip to Europe.  Now, I'm DEFINITELY NO oficionado•expert and DEFINITELY no wine snob and moving to Florida and then to Costa Rica, my taste buds have "changed" shall we say.

Also with that said, living in California you get VERY SPOILED at how CHEAP•INexpensive wine can be!!

Fast forward to life in Costa Rica . . . Well the days of inexpensive wins are LONG gone!!  It seems that even what was cheapo cheapo in the States can be LOTS MORE in Costa Rica.

Also, California wines are few and far between and tend to be LOTS more expensive!!

What wines ARE easy to find and LOTS more affordable are wines from
CHILE


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FOR SERIOUS WINE LOVERS (or drunks with $$$)

Each year there is an AWESOME Wine Expo - "Expo Vino Costa Rica" that happens in October.   It's HUGE (over 200 vendors and THOUSANDS of people at the InterContinental in Escazu in the past [barely enough room to move around - I'm SERIOUS]). 

Thursday and Friday from 3-9pm is open to the PUBLIC - BUT - the entrance is NOT cheap ($55 per DAY!!  I got invited one day a couple years ago and had a GREAT time but I can't drink much [cheap date - lightweight!!]) but you get to SAMPLE (small glasses folks - but you get to keep the glass and we got other goodies also!).

DETAILS FROM LAST YEARS EXPO VINO IN COSTA RICA
LivingLifeInCostaRica.blogspot.com/2013/01/expovino-costa-rica-2013.html


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BEST PLACES TO FIND WINE IN COSTA RICA
LARGEST SELECTION:

Saretto's
AutoMercado


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BEST WAY•PLACES TO GET YOUR FAVORITE WINES?

Have friends visiting you from the States bring you your FAV Wines
(FYI - I've found that overall, Duty Free Shops do NOT necessarily have good prices!!  Maybe compared to Costa Rica they're lots cheaper - but not compared to the States)


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In time I'll enhance this page with more information on
WHERE TO FIND WINE in Costa Rica


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Where are YOUR FAVORITE PLACES to BUY WINE in Costa Rica?


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What are YOUR FAVORITE BRANDS??

Share in "Comments" below or email me at
LivingLifeInCostaRica@gmail.com


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BOXED WINE
Now, if your budget is on the tight side and you want to know what's quite popular?? . . .  Are you ready for this??? 
BOXED WINES!!!
The most common/"popular" seems to be Clos (from Chile).  Is it any good?  Well, for around $5-$6 I don't expect much so when drinking it I don't try to compare it to a $20 bottle.  FYI - Lately as everything seems to be going up in price, I've seen it go from 2,500-c to OVER 3,000-c a 1 liter "box".

The CHEAPEST place to find Clos boxes of wine is the 3-pack at PriceSmart (I think when I went July 2014 - it was around 7,500-c).


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WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE BOXED WINES?

Recently a Facebook buddy Jen Beck Seymour did a TASTE TEST - a
"BATTLE OF THE BOXES!"!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Anexión de Guanacaste Celebrations Schedule 2014



Here's a great site listing different events happening for
Anexión de Guanacaste Celebrations Schedule 2014
July 22-27, 2014



Costa Rica Clase de Plantas Medicinales•Costa Rican Medicinal Plant Class (en Español)


Costa Rican Medicinal Plant Class
 facebook.com/events/1511120822451769



WHEN•CUADRA:
Saturday - July 26, 2014  -  9am



PRICE:
1,000-3,000-c*

WHERE•DONDE:
SAN ISIDRO DE GENERAL•Perez Zeledon, Costa Rica

Casa la Vista at Finca Fruición•Fruition Center por Holistic Ecology's 

ENGLISH:

Come learn how to identify, process and prepare wild medicinal plants with Ramon Geraldo Perez “El Doctor Bejuco” Ethno Botánico Naturista

Venga y aprenda a identificar, procesar y preparar plantas medicinales silvestres con Ramón Geraldo Pérez “El Doctor Bejuco” Ethno Botánico Naturista

Class will begin at 9am with a discussion on medicinal plants and healing the body from head to toe. After, Don Geraldo will guide a medicinal plant walk around the beautiful Finca Fruición.

*For those who would like to stay after class, we will be having lunch for a suggested donation of ¢2,500 or additional food.

Don Geraldo would like to share this knowledge with all of those who are ready to claim their independence in health through the ancient wisdom of earth medicine.

Class is in Spanish.




To RSVP, please call
8725-­0705 or 8498-­6248
(tell
Alana Bliss Vicki's blog Connected you!!)


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ESPANOL:

Venga y aprenda a identificar, procesar y preparar plantas medicinales silvestres con Ramón Geraldo Pérez “El Doctor Bejuco” Ethno Botánico Naturista

Fecha: 26 de Julio
Lugar: Casa La Vista, Finca Fruición – San Agustín
Precio: 1000-3000 colones

La clase comienza a las 9:00am con una charla sobre las plantas medicinales y su uso para la curación del cuerpo, de pies a cabeza. Después Don Geraldo guiará una caminata mostrando las plantas medicinales que crecen en la hermosa Finca Fruición.

Para aquellos que quieran quedarse después de la clase, estaremos ofreciendo un almuerzo a cambio de una donación sugerida de ¢ 2.500, ó por medio de un trueque:
Usted nos puede traer alguna comida o vegetales y a cambio de eso le damos el almuerzo.

Don Geraldo tiene muchas ganas de compartir este conocimiento con todos aquellos quienes estén dispuestos a reclamar su independencia en salud a través de la sabiduría ancestral de la medicina de la tierra.

Para confirmar su asistencia ó pedir información, por favor llame al

  1. 8725-0705 ó 8498-6248
    To RSVP, please call
    8725-­0705 or 8498-­6248
    (tell
    Alana Bliss Vicki's blog Connected you!!)
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Monday, July 21, 2014

SUPER DISCOUNT at LA PAZ WATERFALL GARDENS when you CELEBRATE your BIRTHDAY there!!!



Is it your birthday?
¡We want to celebrate with you in this year 2014!

¿What do you get?
- Free pass for the birthday boy / girl.
- Personal cake for the birthday boy / girl.
- 50% off (entrance ticket) for all the group (up to a limit of 25 people).

Conditions:
- Valid only for Facebook fans: at least the birthday boy / girl must be our fan on this page.
- The birthday boy / girl must present an ID card/passport with the birthday date. If it's a kid, must present a birth certificate or school ID.
- You can apply this promo any day during your birthday week.
- You must make reservation at (506) 2482-2720, at least 24 hours before your visit.
- Only one visit per group during the same week.
- Does NOT include guided tour or lunch.
- Does not apply with other promotions.
- Restrictions apply.
- Valid from May 8th until December 15th 2014.

SOURCE:  from their facebook.com/LaPazWaterfallGardens/photos/a.181251481925616.57121.113479288702836/739857832731642


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¿Está de cumpleaños?
¡Felicidades!... en La Paz Waterfall Gardens queremos celebrarlo en GRANDE en este 2014.

Si es nuestro seguidor en esta página, podrá disfrutar de:
- Entrada gratis para el cumpleañero.
- Queque personal para el cumpleañero.
- 50% de descuento en la entrada al parque para todo el grupo (hasta un máximo de 25 personas).

Condiciones:
- Válido sólo para seguidores en Facebook: al menos el cumpleañero deberá ser seguidor de esta página.
- El cumpleañero deberá presentar una identificación con la fecha de nacimiento. Si es un menor de edad deberá presentar certificado de nacimiento, carné escolar o cédula de menor.
- Puede aplicar la promoción durante cualquier día de su semana de cumpleaños.
- Deberán hacer reservación al (506) 2482-2720, al menos 24 horas antes de su visita.
- Solamente una visita por grupo durante la semana.
- No incluye tour guiado ni alimentación.
- No aplica con otras promociones.
- Aplican restricciones.
- Promoción válida del 8 de mayo hasta el 15 de diciembre del 2014.

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LivingLifeInCostaRica.blogspot.com/2014/07/BirthdayAtLaPazCR.html

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

(on-going Listings) - GARAGE SALES•VENTA de GARAJE • FLEA MARKETS•MERCADO de las PULGAS • MOVING SALES•VENTA de TRASLADO • ESTATE SALES•VENTA de BIENES INMUEBLES • THINGS FOR SALE • VENTA de la CASA por la VENTA • REMATE • NOS VAMOS - APROVECHEN la OFERTA! • GRAN VENTA de GARAJE por MOTIVO de VIAJE & Where to find USED THINGS in Costa Rica


Since SOOOOO MANY people seem to be moving away from Costa Rica and/or needing some $$ or looking to lighten their loads, I'm creating this page where you can find or list the latest
GARAGE SALES•VENTA de GARAJE • FLEA MARKETS•MERCADO de las PULGAS • MOVING SALES•VENTA de TRASLADO • ESTATE SALES•VENTA de BIENES INMUEBLES • THINGS FOR SALE • VENTA de la CASA por la VENTA • REMATE • NOS VAMOS - APROVECHEN la OFERTA!  • GRAN VENTA de GARAJE por MOTIVO de VIAJE & Where to find USED THINGS in Costa Rica 


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HOW TO GET YOUR SALE LISTED HERE:
LivingLifeInCostaRica.blogspot.com/2014/02/ListYourGarageSale.html

List your Sale for FREE with an Ultra Basic Listing that ONLY has:
What it is (Moving Sale, Garage Sale, Fundraiser Sale . . .)

 Day(S) of the week, Date and Hours
City
Phone #

Make a $$•Donation to this blog
(ANY size - via PayPal - top LEFT column of the blog)
ADD A sample PARAGRAPH of what you have. 

Make an even LARGER DONATION and
ADD a photo (more $$ = more Photos
Directions 

& more details
PLUS I'll  "Share" it on my Facebook Page which has over 1,500 people IN Costa Rica as well as on a few Groups•Pages•Message Boards.
(what do YOU feel it's worth to you knowing if you google search



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UPCOMING MOVING SALES AND GARAGE SALES AND THINGS FOR SALE:

Below are just a FEW of the items listed & photos of things she'll have at her Moving Sales.
SUMMARY - LOTS of BRAND NEW small kitchen "appliances"/things  /  Vitamins (including Centrum for women, men and children - SamsClub size) & other Health & Beauty Products from the U.S. (HARD to find in CR)  /  Blood pressure monitor (measures Heart Rate, Pulse & Blood Pressure)  / 
CLOTHES - MEN’s - size XL and XXL - about 1/2 brand new and the others gently used!) • Puma and Adidas new thick socks for men • Shoes Size 12-13.
WOMEN’s - Medium-XL - some brand new - others gently used - LOTS of major barand JEANS and other name brand clothes.  Shoes/Boots - Size 9.
GIRLS - Size 8-12

DD's MOVING SALE
Saturday - July 26 - 9am-4pm
Saturday - August 2 - 9am-4pm
PLUS:
Saturday - August 9 - Community Mini-Flea Market - 9am-1pm
Sunday - August 10 - Community Clothing, Shoes, Jewelry, MakeUp Swap•Sale - 10am-4pm

ESCAZU (Trejos Montelegre)

LivingLifeInCostaRica.blogspot.com/2014/07/MovingSaleEscazuDD.html
(tell her you found her on Vicki's Blog)


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ESCAZU (Trejos Montelegre)

On-going Mini Community Flea Market • Garage Sales • Moving Sale • Small Business features • Baked Goodies and LOTS MORE!!!

WHEN:
SATURDAY - AUGUST 9 - 9am-1pm

WHERE: 

COCINA ECLECTICA (aka JoannasEatz)
ESCAZU (Trejos Montelegre)

If you're interested in having a table•space there or just want to know when the next one is - DETAILS are at:


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Community
CLOTHES • SHOES • JEWELRY • MAKE-UP 
SWAP•SALE
WHEN:
SUNDAY - AUGUST 10 - 10am-3pm

WHERE: 

COCINA ECLECTICA (aka JoannasEatz)
ESCAZU (Trejos Montelegre)

If you're interested in having a table•space there or just want to know when the next one is - details are at:
(details coming)



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SANTA ANA•ESCAZU
MOVING SALE
Moving and would like to sell my big Furniture. I could do a deal for everything if someone is moving here and needs a some nice furniture or sell each one separate.

•  Wood Dining Room Table with 6 chairs wood and wrought iron. -$989
•  Storage unit-Wood- $640- 3 drawers on the bottom.
•  Glass Table -$200
•  1 Large Ocean Picture Painting with nice frame $200

(I'm not positive if these are still available:
•  4 piece office set. Size is 90x 180 Desk with 2 piece stand one with 2 drawers for filing and the top part comes off office chair-used but comfortable.   $450
•  Armoire - Nice wood with drawers not the bottom part.  $800
•  9 pictures/paintings with frames for $230 for them all

Meranda   2-288-6762

(tell Meranda Vicki from the blog Connected you)


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CARIARI

KITCHEN • RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT • CATERING EQUIPMENT SALE
SOME ITEMS GREATLY REDUCED - OPEN VIEWING BY APPOINTMENT - TOO MANY ITEMS TO LIST
Dinnerware, silverware, plates, saucers, coffee mugs, wine glasses, water glasses, beer glasses, plate chargers (cocobolo), hard wood platters, cooking utensils, 6 burner NEW commercial stove, 2 baking/cooling racks, one with cover, 20 full size sheet pans, 21 qt commercial mixer, espresso machine, ramekins, sauté pans, two insulated cambro (Rubbermaid), flour bins...

They claim - "If you need it - we have it"
 

CONTACT for appointment•directions:
oceano_azure@yahoo.com
(tell Alexandrei that Vicki's blog Connected you)

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VICKI'S UNIQUE THINGS FOR SALE

MEGA FUNKY COOL eye glasses (add your own prescription), Costume Jewelry, and a bunch more COOL and more UNIQUE things.

OCCASIONALLY I am willing to post some items for sale by others on my site as it gets a fair amount of traffic. AND, if it's worth my time - MAYBE I'll go further to get it more exposure - but there are NO guarantees - ESPECIALLY for homes and cars for sale or things that are over priced.  These days with ALL the people that are leaving•moving and not as many people coming - things aren't moving so fast unless it's priced REALLY LOW - so how bad do you REALLY want to sell it!!
SarongGoddess.com/Garage-Sale/Things4Sale


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WHERE ELSE TO FIND THINGS FOR SALE IN COSTA RICA:
Here's where I'd look first:

ESTATE AND GARAGE SALES • VENTA DE GARAGE
ENGLISH:

CostaRica.en.craigslist.org
Encuentra24.com/costa-rica-en/classifieds

FLEA MARKETS

LivingLifeInCostaRica.blogspot.com/2014/07/FleaMarketsCR.html

Dolores just did a story on her great blog about
Zumo Muebles in Naranjo
which does a "permanent garage sale"!!
CostaRicaBargains.blogspot.com/2014/07/PermanentGarageSale.html


ESPANOL:

CostaRica.es.craigslist.org
Encuentra24.com/costa-rica-es/clasificados


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MERCADO de las PULGUS • FLEA MARKETS in Costa Rica


LivingLifeInCostaRica.blogspot.com/2014/07/FleaMarketsCR.html



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ANTIQUES • ANTIGUEDADES

WHERE TO FIND ANTIQUES IN COSTA RICA:
LivingLifeInCostaRica.blogspot.com/2014/04/AntiquesAntiguedadesCR.html




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HAVING A HARD TIME FINDING SOMETHING TO BUY??

Email me what you're looking for and I'll post it on the blog for you.
If you find something because of my post (or you just appreciate me taking the time TO post it for you), you agree to make an agreed upon DONATION to the blog - of ANY size. 
I MAY be available to share•post it in other places for you for an agreed upon pre-paid donation (no guarantees of results but I WILL get it out there for you!!)

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Do YOU Have Something to Sell?
as in Garage Sale type things - OR - even things you make - want a venue to PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS??
BUT YOU DO NOT HAVE THE SPACE OR DON'T WANT PEOPLE TO COME TO YOUR HOME?

Come sell it at Cocina EclecTica's on-going
 Mini Community Flea Market • Garage Sales and MORE that happens every 1-2 months!!

NEXT ONE:
SUNDAY - JULY 20 - 11am-3pm+
and
AUGUST 17 - 11am-3pm+

WHERE: 

COCINA ECLECTICA (aka JoannasEatz)
ESCAZU (Trejos Montelegre)

If you're interested in having a table•space there or just want to know when the next one is - details are at:
LivingLifeInCostaRica.blogspot.com/2014/06/MiniFleaMarketCocinaEclecticaEscazu.html


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Do you know anyone seeking things to buy?  New in town?  Have stuff to get rid of??
Please "SHARE" this link with them and keep checking back as I'm going to be updating it regularly!!

bit.ly/Things4SaleCR

LivingLifeInCostaRica.blogspot.com/2014/07/StuffForSaleCR.html
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GAM Cultural ART CITY TOUR - FREE ADMISSION TO MANY MUSEUMS+++!! - Wednesday - September 17 & Friday - November 21 - San Jose, Costa Rica

GAM Cultural is hosting their latest
ART CITY TOUR
GAMCultural.com/tours  •  facebook.com/GAMCultural
visiting museums, galleries, and other cultural activitites in
San Jose, Barrio Amon and Barrio Escalante!! 

Participants can choose one of the
BUS TOURS  •  GUIDED WALKING TOUR•PIE  •  INDEPENDENT TOUR  •  BIKE•BICICLETAS TOUR

NEXT DATES:
2014
Wednesday•Miercoles - September 17 Setiembre
Friday•Viernes - November 21 de Noviembre
5-9pm

Museums open
5-8:30pm



ALL INFORMATION FROM HERE DOWN IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE CLOSER TO THE DATE.  THIS IS FROM A PAST EVENTS SO YOU CAN GET A FEEL FOR IT.  CLOSER TO THE DATES WHEN THE DETAILS ARE UP - I'LL SHARE!!

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PARTICIPATING MUSEUMS

(open from 5-8:30pm)

MUSEO de ARTE y DISENO CONTEMPORANEO
LOCATED:  in the Centro Cultural Nacional -Avenida 3, Calle 15 y 17 in the old CENAC building
http://facebook.com/MuseoDeArteYDisenoContemporaneo   •   http://MADC.cr

MUSEO NACIONAL
http://facebook.com/MuseoNacionalCR  •  http://MuseoNacionalCostaRica.go.cr
LOCATION:  Avenida Central y Segunda/2nd - The entrance is on the front side of the building - opposite Plaza de la Democracia

MUSEOS DEL BANCO CENTRAL
http://facebook.com/MBCCR   •   http://MuseosDelBancoCentral.org
LOCATION:  Downstairs at Plaza de la Cultura

MUSEO DE JADE
LOCATED:  in the headquarters of the Instituto Nacional de Seguros.



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BUS TOUR
RESERVATIONS:
 http://GAMCultural.com/art-city-tour/recorrido-en-buseta
Buses depart AT 5:30pm for these points.

BUS ROUTES
http://RutaEnLinea.com/artcitytour/index.html


A - Roja/Red  -  Center of San Jose.
B - Celeste  -  Barrio Amon
C - Naranja/Orange  -  Barrio Escalante
                     Ruta A                                   
1. Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo.
2. Museo Nacional.
3. Museos del Banco Central.
4. Museo del Jade, INS.
5. Libros Duluoz
6. Des Pacio Galería

                      Ruta B
                      Ruta C                                   
1. Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo.
2. Museo Nacional.
13. Museo Calderón Guardia.

                      Ruta D                         
1. Museo de Arte y Diseño Contemporáneo
15. Museo de Arte Costarricense


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BIKES•BICICLETAS TOUR
facebook.com/events/326878430728975 
(organizado por Chepecletas - facebook.com/ChepeCletasCR)
RESERVATIONSGAMCultural.com/art-city-tour/recorrido-en-bicicleta
MEETING:  6pm - Parque España - in front of the main INS building


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GUIDED WALKING TOUR
(organizado by Revista Su Casa Magazine
facebook.com/RevistaSuCasa  •    RevistaSuCasa.com)
RESERVATIONSGAMCultural.com/art-city-tour/recorrido-a-pie
(the Walking Tour has an emphasis on the Architecture in the area)
ROUTE • RUTA #3
DEPARTURE TIME: 5:10pm
DEPARTS FROM/Lugar: Museo Nacional, Plaza de la Democracia.
1. Museo Nacional
2. Asamblea Legislativa
3. Castillo Azul
4. Casa Rosada
5. Colegio Sión
6. Monumento Nacional
7. Estación al Atlántico.
8. La Aduana.
9. Santa Teresita
10. Museo Calderón Guardia

ROUTE • RUTA #2
DEPARTURE TIME: 6:30 pm
DEPARTS FROM/Lugar: Museo de Jade, INS
1. Museo de Jade, INS
2. Casa Amarilla.
3. Puerta Fanal 1.
4. Edificio Metálico.
5. Templo de la Música.
6. Casa de las Acacias.
7. Puerta Fanal 2
8. Biblioteca Nacional
9. Plaza de la Democracia.
10. Museo Nacional

ROUTE • RUTA #3
DEPARTURE TIME: 7:50pm
DEPARTS FROM/Lugar: Museo Nacional, Plaza de la Democracia
1. Iglesia de la Soledad
2. Edificio Anexo CCSS
3. El buen Pastor.
4. Colegio de Señoritas
5, Palacio Episcopal
6. Catedral Metropolitana
7. Teatro Melico Salazar
8. Librería Lehmann
9. Antiguo Banco Anglo
10. Museo de Oro


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SPONSOR


GAM Cultural
Gran Área Metropilitana Cultural
facebook.com/ArtCityTour   •   GAMCultural.com   •   facebook.com/GAMCultural



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RESERVATIONS
Since they're planning on moving at least 1,000 people,

RESERVATIONS are a MUST!! 
Make reservations online and select your starting point (see the link under each mode above)


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PLEASE "SHARE" this link with EVERYONE you know!!!

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BEST VALUE I've found in Costa Rica!! CASSEROLES - a NEW ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BUFFET for JUST 3,900-c in Escazu!!

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This is your great Host and Chef Carlos in front of the Hot Food Slab!! 
(he's got the coolest motorcycle with a Side Car usually parked out front!!! 
Tell him you found out about them from/on Vicki's Blog)

This has GOT to be THE BEST DEAL I've found in Costa Rica and it's TASTY!! 
AND
the FASTEST PLACE for a QUICK LUNCH•ALMUERZO!!!

CASSEROLES is Escazu's NEWEST RESTAURANT AND it's an 

ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BUFFET 
for just 

3,900-c
(around $7!!!! and that INCLUDES taxes AND an all-you-can-drink natural fruit drink.
Currently it's all-you-can-eat BUT that might change after the intro to Buffet-style where you just dish it up but get just one plate [but it's STILL a GREAT VALUE])


So how the Lunch Buffet works
(Monday-Friday - 11:30am-3pm):
The back wall - left side - is the
All-You-Can-Eat Salad Bar
where they have either lettuce and/or a cold pasta salad along with many times I was there they even had Capers, Marinated Red Peppers, Chimi Churri Sauce and other things

Ready for the REAL STUFF??
(I don't consider "salad" "Food" - what can I say!)
Go up to the Hot Slab
(WARNING!!!!  BE CAREFUL as that counter is HOT HOT HOT!!!!)
There they have a BUNCH of smaller fry pans (so it's quite fresh) and
YOU get to dish out how much (or little) YOU want!!! 

The 4 times I've been there, they had some variation of these specials each day for lunch:
Chicken, fish, pork, beef, fajitas, veges, rice and beans, pasta, soup.  Then usually have 2-3 different cream-based sauces (MY FAV were the Mango sauce and the Mushroom Sauce!!).
Choices change daily!)

NEED IT HEALTHIER?
MANY of the dishes have cream or butter (I LOVE their veges BECAUSE of all the butter which I normally don't cook with) - BUT - if you need something healthier - just ask Carlos!!




HOURS:
BREAKFAST
 8am-?
3 choices of breakfast items off the menu

LUNCH•ALMUERZO BUFFET
11:30am-3pm
3,900-c

BOCAS•APPETIZERS BUFFET
4-6pm
3,900-c

DINNER•CENA - CASADO BUFFET
3,900-c
(subject to change!!!)


With Diane enjoying her Birthday!!  YUMMM!!!!
YUMMM!!!!  I smothered the Veges, Chicken & Fish with the DELISH Creamy Mango Sauce and the Potato Salad was one of MY FAVS!!!  And the CEVICHE was also REALLY GOOD!
My first trip I had a little of this and that - Chicken, Fish, Fajitas, Bread with Chimi Churri Sauce, Veges, Pasta, Chicharones & some other tasty thing!!


Look at that - Capers, Olives, Marinated Red Peppers, Eggs, Tomato, Pico Gallo, Lettuce -
AND - Pasta Salad - AND - TASTY CEVICHE!!!!
MAKE-YOU-OWN-SALAD BAR!!!

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JULY 23, 2014
 MY FAVS today - That Creamy Tomato Sauce on the right!!  I HAD to go back & put it on just about EVERYTHING!!!  Other FAVS - actually the Pasta Salad & I put some of the Marinated Red Peppers on it - YUMM (& later some of that Creamy Tomato Sauce!!!).  Can you see the DETAILS Carlos did on even the ketchup and Mustard (that little zigzaggy design!!  COOL way to "Tszuj" something up (UrbanDictionary.com/define.php?term=tszuj).  The pork and the beef were quite tender (and OOOOOH SOOOO YUMMMMMM with Creamy Tomato Sauce!!!) and I liked the Alfredo-ish sauce with the Pasta!
July 23, 2014 with Monique (and Doug came in as did Paula and Steve and Cathy!!  Most of their customers were from my blog!!)


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DESSERTS
These are the POSTRIES•DESSERTS
BUT - you pay extra for them (they range from 1,900-2,500-colones - less than $5)
They had Cheesecake (but that ran out fast), Not sure what that Choclate thing is in the bottom right corner, Flan de Coco•Coconut Flan) and Orange Flan (the consistency seemed to be more of a cross between a Flan and a Creme Brulee???).


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COMING SOON:

WINE AND BEER


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CASSEROLES
facebook.com/CasserolesRestaurant  •  2-289-5396


SERVICIO EXPRESS•DELIVERY!!!!!
(pending)


LOCATION:
ESCAZU (San Rafael)
ON Calle Vieja (the old road between San Jose and Santa Ana/Piedades)
in Plaza del Rio (where Cafe Te Con Te USED to be!!)
JUST East of Calle Country Club
also home to (for now) Cafe Torino.


I'M NEARBY!!!
Don't want to eat alone?  Has my blog been helpful to you and you'd like to show your appreciation?  A nice person/people and like to share the wealth?? 
Just want to meet me?
I'm currently at a friends in Escazu just 4 blocks from here so I gladly receive free lunch invitations - even if last minute!!!


(FYI - I make not one penny from sharing this and I paid for my meal and my friends for her birthday!!  I just believe in sharing information on things I REALLY LIKE - ESPECIALLY if it's such a GREAT DEAL!!)



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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

ART GALLERIES in Costa Rica

THE LARGEST ART GALLERY in Costa Rica

Hidden Garden Art Gallery

 HiddenGarden@TheVanStoneGroup.com
Hidden Garden Art Gallery 
has more than 60 artists on exhibit and fine art in 15 rooms full of paintings, prints, sculptures, and diverse artistic expressions contained in 3,000 square feet of wall space and art to delight you (over 400 pieces of art)

 It's a great place to find quality remembrances of Costa Rica to take home or to decorate your home or office in Costa Rica.  They also offer commissioned pieces so you can create your own unique masterpiece to cherish forever. 
 International shipping available.

HOURS:
Tuesdays-Saturdays - 10am-4pm.
2-667-0592 • 8-386-6872 • U.S. telephone 1-702-953-7073.

LOCATION:
Guardia (Liberia) - In the province•state of Guanacaste, Costa Rica
5 km West of the Liberia•Daniel Oduber International Airport - between the Payless Car Rental and the German Bakery.  There is a sign on the road, but the actual gallery is set back behind a few trees so watch carefully.



Tuesday, July 15, 2014

POSTIIVE MESSAGE - "SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE"


I LOVE THIS message!! 
Now, what defines "SUCCESSFUL" is what's open for interpretation!!! 

For me, it's SOOO NOT about how much $$$ one has - or how many "things" one has  accumulated (actually, to ME, it's QUITE the opposite these days).

To ME, a "Successful Person" IS VERY MUCH those things listed in the green!!!!!!!!  
(though I get to work more on all the "writing down" points!! 
And I'm VERY MUCH a "Fly by the seat of my pants" kinda gal - but to ME - that's called "Living in the Moment" and being OPEN for "God Timing" - TRUSTING in the process and being OPEN to AMAZING things to happen that I hadn't planned or that I had tried to Control!
Also, there are MANY AMAZING "Messages" on TV and even more examples on showing you about different types of people and how to/not to deal with them!!! 

Heck - EVERYWHERE in life we have "Messages" - be it a billboard, a bumper sticker, a 3 year old child, a street person - when YOU'RE OPEN to seeing the "Messages"!! [I don't get people that are avid readers giving off an attitude of superiority because they read - especially when they're into reading fiction, etc. How is reading a book on fantasy/fiction different than watching tv??  
You can LEARN NEW THINGS from ANYWHERE in life YOU CHOOSE to be open to learning from!!)




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Sunday, July 13, 2014

FLEA MARKETS in Costa Rica • MERCADO de las PULGUS en Costa Rica


Mercado de las Pulgas • Flea Market in Costa Rica

Flea Markets as we know them from the States are not something you find often but there is one in San Jose on the weekend mixed in with the Feria/Farmer's Market!!  I haven't stopped in yet but from driving by it seems like it's a lot of made in China chunchas/chachkees (like MANY flea markets I've been to in the U.S. seem to be doing), some brought over from Panama (MEGA cheaper for most things) or Nicaragua and yes, SOME things are stolen but . . . , and used "stuff".  Not lots of "quality" things but seems like a great place to check out if you're a newbie to Costa Rica!  I hear Tools can be quite well priced here (again - not the highest in quality but if it's not that important - they're cheap [FYI - you can often find some basic tools like hammers, wrenches - things like that - at Pequeño Mundo!!!]).

It's great to have a dual purpose as I've found this feria/farmers market to be one of the cheaper ones around (there's one guy on the South side - close to the entrance that sells HUGE "hands" [not sure if that's what they call them] of Ginger/Jinjebre for like 1,000-c!!!!  [at least towards the end of the day it was that price]).  The Feria is open week days starting EARLY in the a.m. (MANY restaurants shop here!!) and when I've been there - they seem to clear out by around 11am-ish.

They also have a bunch of Soda's there to eat from that are quite cheap!!!

Daniel reports:
"You will find everything fine creams, perfumes, sunglasses, antiques, clothing, food in general, cleaning utensils, old stuff, general spare parts, etc, etc, etc. At the same time next takes place the weekend market in the selling fruits and vegetables. More info and photos on his website: "
http://Escazunews.blogspot.com/2012/06/mercado-de-las-pulgas-en-san-jose-flea.html



WHEN:  Every (I'm sure except for major holidays like Christmas and Samana Sante) Saturday and Sunday - 7am-12 noon


WHERE:
San Jose - Mercado de Mayoreo - Avenue 10 (400 meters from Sabana Park - on the same side of the street and just East of Yammuni  -  OR  -  adjacent to the Municipality of San Jose  -  OR - just West of the cementerio). Parking in the rear.

GPS Coordinates:  9°55'49"N 84°5'36"W.   http://wikimapia.org/2330865/Mercado-Mayoreo




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See other
GARAGE SALES•VENTA de GARAJE • FLEA MARKETS•MERCADO de las PULGAS • MOVING SALES•VENTA de TRASLADO • ESTATE SALES•VENTA de BIENES INMUEBLES • THINGS FOR SALE • VENTA de la CASA por la VENTA • REMATE • NOS VAMOS - APROVECHEN la OFERTA!  • GRAN VENTA de GARAJE por MOTIVO de VIAJE & Where to find USED THINGS in Costa Rica 
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So WHERE DO you find "Stuff"•Things for Sale in Costa Rica???
Check out Garage Sales and Where to Find this for Sale at:
LivingLifeInCostaRica.blogspot.com/2013/05/MovingSalesCR.html


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