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3G Medellin Is anyone else having cel problems with 3/4G in Medellin? I've paid for it twice (15.000 for 15 days) and, at least in Sabaneta, there's very few spots of

David Ursprung
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Sending money I am terrible at math and need some help. I want to send some money to the US. Am I better off sending with the cheap pesos I'm hoarding and keep the dollars

David Ursprung
Feb 23
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Re: Unusual Question Maarit, it sounds like you visited Irazu Volcano and then the Basílica de los Ángeles (the disappearing doll church) in Cartago,which líes on the skirts of

Steve Kollen
Feb 13
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Re: Unusual Question About Costa Rica, I spent a couple of weeks in San José a long time ago, visiting some very good friends in Escazú. We went to see a volcano that you can

Maarit DelLago
Feb 13
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Re: Unusual Question Yes, Sarchi and Cartago, I enjoyed both villages. The Basilica was really grande and there were a lot of people milling around the spring. All very religious.

a7siesta .
Feb 12
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Re: Unusual Question There's no doll, disappearing or not, but the church in Sabaneta (southernmost tip of Medellin) is believed to have miraculous services on Tuesdays. I don't

David Ursprung
Feb 12
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Re: Unusual Question The place where they make oxcarts is Sarchi. It's a lovely country town. The town with the cathedral is Cartago on the other end of the Central Valley. The

Skollen
Feb 12
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Re: Unusual Question I think a car would be convenient, but totally unnecessary in Medellin. The public transportation is excellent, you can get an inexpensive taxi or bus within

a7siesta .
Feb 12
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Re: Unusual Question Thanks a7siesta. It's interesting to get everyone's perspectives. One of the big draws for me is precisely that Medellin is a city and has good public

Skollen
Feb 12
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Re: Unusual Question I enjoyed reading David's and Geoff's stories, thanks for posting them. My own story is somewhat similar yet entirely different. I first chose Costa Rica for

a7siesta .
Feb 12
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Re: Unusual Question Thanks, Geoff, for the "report." I don't think I'll have much problem with the language -- I work as a Spanish to English translator. I realize that there will

Skollen
Feb 12
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Re: Unusual Question Every time I hear a description of some part of Colombia I'm reminded how varied the different localities are. From: ColombiaExperts@yahoogroups.com To:

David Ursprung
Feb 12
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Re: Unusual Question least of your worries i quit going to costa rica because the last two times in san jose they tried to mug me on the way back yo the hotel ,, i have been in and

mghinton
Feb 12
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Re: Unusual Question I can tell you about Colombia...I am a Brit who came to live here in Valle 3 years ago with my Colombian wife. She had spent 25 years in England, so I guess it

geoff mawdsley
Feb 12
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Re: Unusual Question Thank you, David, for the great story. That's very reassuring. I have been interested in Medellin for a while and I'm drawn by the metro for one thing. I have

Skollen
Feb 11
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