- I wish that this site would not be used as a chat line, cluttering up our e-mail.Why don't people who have something to say to another, when it doesn't affect us all, just write them direct?I thought this site was for useful information about Costa Rica. Opinions on this or that are not in that category.
- Just putting in my two cents here.......I have found this list and others
that I belong to to be VERY helpful to me in planning my move here, getting
moved and since I moved! If something has been posted that did not interest
me, I simply deleted it, but often times found that others comments to one
another DID help me or give me information I might not have had otherwise.
One of my favorite things about this country (in my short three weeks living
here so far) is the LACK of rules and regulations placed on people and the
freedom allowed. I surely hope that this board and the other I go to remain
as freely open to communication as they are now.
Well, the weekly music schedule is up again this week, at
LOTS to do this week, with the 11th International Music Festival this
month, and also rock venues, latino venues, comedy, classical with the
National Syphony Orchestra's eighth concert this week, and more.
There's also the 15th anniversary of Discomovil, I think pretty much
everyone who's been here a while has had to see the Discomovil at some
time or another. I had no idea it was 15 years old!
NIGHT SPOTS is a new section I've added this week, because there's so
much going on in the nooks and cranies during the music festival,
which lasts through the entire month of August.
See you in the funny pages. :-)
- I have a wish too - a dream actually. That people will visit, and
revisit, my fast loading and easy to use, newly
configured Discus discussion board at http://www.edgetours.com . You
can post the name and email you choose, very handy for people posting
messages for other people and from other people, or for
making anonymous postings.
I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and
frustrations of the moments I spend trying to
drive Internet traffic to my bulletin board, I still have a dream. It
is a dream deeply rooted in the Costa Rican
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the
true meaning of its creed: "No Artificial
I have a dream that one day on the grey concrete of San Jose, people
arriving from different parts of town will
arrive on the same day, at an appointed time, not "manana", or three
hours late, and sit down together at a table
I have a dream that one day even the peninsula of Osa, a jungle
region, sweltering with the heat of backbacker
hotels and oppressivley drunk locals, will be transformed into a
dripping oasis of running hot water and basic
I have a dream that our children will one day live in a Costa Rica
where they will not be judged by the color of
their sunburn but by the content of their noggins.
I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill
and mountain shall be made easily
traversible without a small aircraft, on a smooth flawless blacktop,
the rough places will be made plain, and the
crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Army Corps
of Engineers be revealed to the Ministry
of Public Works and Transportation, and all flesh shall see it
And if Costa Rica is to be a great nation this must become true. So
let freedom of information exchange
between gringos ring from the prodigious hilltops of Heredia. Let
freedom ring from the mighty mountains of
Cerro de la Muerte. Let freedom ring from the heightening cone of
Let freedom ring from the curvaceous peaks of Key Largo!
But not only that; let freedom ring from the well known secret CIA
base now a popular surf destination,
Let freedom ring from every rathole and every overflowing sewer of
From every perspective and experience, let freedom of exchange of
information about Costa Rica ring.
When we let freedom of exchange of information ring, when we let it
ring from every bulletin board and email,
from every village and every hamlet, from every canton and every
we will be able to speed up that day
when all of Costa Rica's foreign born children, their families and
loved ones, the pensionados and rentistas, the
retired movie stars and all the former millionaires who lost it all
their exwives (they only want to borrow
some money for a beer), will be able to join hands and sing . . .
"Free at last, free at last, thanks to the almighty computer and that
fast loading and easy to use uncensored
bulletin board at edgetours.com . . . we are free at last."
:-) :-) Amy
- Now that I've "settled into" my new home in Guachipelin, I need
several items. They can be new or gently used. Perhaps someone is
moving and wants to sell, or knows where these items may be
purchased reasonably. Any input is appreciated, Helen
1. 15" square shelf unit, 4' high, no wheels or removable, strong
enough to hold heavy items like canned goods.
2. 30" wide, depth of shelves 12-24", 4' tall for storage in a
bodega. Not flimsy but nothing special.
3. Sofa/cama to serve as guest bed; matrimonial size. Quality
matress. Black, brown, or maybe a deep red preferred.
4. Interesting side table for night table and a place to put the
books I haven't read yet.
5. Long narrow table, interesting piece. Maybe with shelf for books
6. 4 dining table chairs, walnut, curves to go with a gate leg table.
7. 3-4 stools with backs, comfortable, maybe swivel, for kitchen bar.
Number depends on size.
8. Petite table and 2 chairs for small balcony that can withstand
9. Interesting screen to hide dryer from view on patio.