One Group Question/One CR Question
- Hi - My first question is to see if anyone has suggestions. I am
thinking of travelling to CR to spend some time travelling the region
in order to choose a location to move to. My first destination is Lake
Arenal. Has anyone simply rented a villa and a car for a month and
gone from there? I have also heard that there are organized trips you
can book which will tour you around the area for a week or so and give
different presentations. I am just wondering which route people have
tried (or any other sugestions).
Secondly - since I am new to any group; how do you follow answers to
your posts? I find that I am signing on and getting all the posts from
the day. Does everyone read through all of the posts in order to find
any answers to the ones that you yourself have posted? Perhaps I have
some setting wrong someplace.
Thanks for your help/advice. John
- --- In CostaRicaLiving@yahoogroups.com, "johnsmcgill1040"
>It is easy if you read the messages from the website, instead of
> Does everyone read through all of the posts in order to find
> any answers to the ones that you yourself have posted?
receiving individual emails. When you have your message, for example,
open on your screen, scroll down to see whatever thread it has
generated. Then click on any of those responses which interest you.
- Edited to remove piggybacking - please remove the message you are replying to - typically the subject line is sufficient. Thank you! Moderator
Thanks David - I also checked off 'receive emails to posts' - your
response came as an email to me. Thanks again for taking the time.
- Why rent in one location if you are scouting multiple places?
Rent a room at a hotel for 1 night in whatever area you are looking
and cut a deal to stay a week if you like the area . . . there are a
LOT of hotels with vacancies as the globular recession deepens . . .
- If you go during the green (ie not high) season, you may want do as
backpackers do and not plan the whole trip out. You can call ahead to find
a place to stay and give yourself the flexibility to stay for longer or
shorter times. For example, when we took our scouting trip, we planned 7
days out of 30 - the first 6 and the last day. For the rest of the time, we
had researched a few hotels in various areas and called ahead as needed. It
was pretty nice to change scenery when we felt we ready to move on.
Berni's got a good point too - if there are a lot of vacancies due to the
recession, you could try this during high season too.
One more thing: don't be afraid to leave a place if you're not digging it.
You'll have to trust your gut on this. I would not waste a moment in a
place if the experience is negative or unfulfilling.
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