Wednesday, March 20, 2013

I Need Experts for Video Interviews


I want to make a few videos for our YouTube Channel pertaining to real estate, dental tourism, medical tourism in general, and would also like to interview a lawyer who speaks English and understands and can explain how the system works here in Costa Rica. So, I'm looking for 'experts' in the fields mentioned, for video interviews.

These would be interview type videos in order to provide relevant and truthful information to folks thinking about moving or traveling here.

Interested or want more details (or have an idea of your own), write me-

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

UPDATE- My Back and Fire at Just Good Food

I try to stay in shape because sometimes Karma isn't enough.

First off, I want to say, "THANK-YOU!" so much for all the concern, support and well-wishes I received after I hurt my back 11 days ago. *If you don't know what happened, the video is below. The out-pouring of concern was truly touching and I can't tell you how much it was appreciated. It feels really good to know people cared and if I could hug each one of you, I would. M-U-S-H-Y, but true. Let me update my situation. So, I literally couldn't walk for the first 5 days and the difficulty/pain it took to take a shower, change clothes, go the bathroom (I know, tmi) was past intense and even getting out of bed was so difficult, I slept sitting up on the couch. To say I was a little worried would be a vast understatement. I didn't want to say it then, but I'll say it now, I knew I should have seen a doctor, but truth is, the money situation just isn't all that...enough said. Fast forward to this past Monday when I woke up and it was almost as if KARMA decided I had had enough. I don't want to say 'miracle', but kinda. I'm at about 90% and have even hit the gym these past 3 days. I attribute my quick rebound to Karma and the fact I'm in shape, I think out-of-shape may have had some serious problems. That fall may not look like much to some, but at 53, believe me, we just don't 'bounce' like we used too. Anyway, thanx again. And btw- I know a few of you thought the video was 'funny', so remind me to laugh when you walk into a pole.

The fire that engulfed 'Just Good Food' a couple weeks ago was indeed arson. *The video is below. The owner and our friend, Mike, is trying to figure things out, but as of this writing, it doesn't look like he will rebuild. Will post more on this later.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

MORE Cheap Good Food in La Fortuna - Video

Costa Rica is EXPENSIVE. Wish I had a dime... And it's true, it can be but it doesn't have to be. And La Fortuna gets the same rap. Especially when it comes to food. We live here, we see the folks who bitch about the cost, it's usually the tourists who did very little preparation for their vacation, trusting the guide books, or else they're being lead from tourist trap to tourist trap by someone working off commissions.

If they did their homework or watched our videos, they'd know about this place, La Hormiga (the Ant), a little family run Soda that we go to just about everyday. Seriously, everyday. Why, because like many of you who travel on a budget, we don't have a ton of money to waste on over-priced food and when we eat, we need something that gets us to the next meal. And really, even if you have money, La Hormiga is a great way to experience the local flavor.

Anyway, here's our video about cheap, good food in La Fortuna at La Hormiga-

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Monday, March 4, 2013

I BROKE My Back Yesterday Serioiusly! The VIDEO

Drinking and a jerry-rigged, backyard zipline and me do NOT get along. Tell me the video doesn't make you cringe a bit- I'm 53 not 13, I can't take 'hits' like this and I definitely don't 'bounce' like I use too. Well, needless to say, I totally f**ked up my back and neck yesterday. Seriously, can't even walk and forget about trying to change my clothes or go the bathroom, need help with that as well. I know, tmi. Sorry. I'm not going to cry and whine too much because folks everywhere deal with a lot more than a broken back. But boy does it hurt. The clinic is not an option for reasons I'll keep to myself so I'm thinking pain meds will mostly come in the form of a cheap bottle of scotch. K, I'm done.

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Sunday, March 3, 2013

We LOVE YOU but...

We LOVE you guys... but we're thinking you have NO IDEA how many emails we receive on a daily basis (which we really do love receiving) but please, READ ON-

Hey Everyone! First, our apologies if this letter doesn't come off as intended but if you received this link in response to an email question you wrote us, then it may apply to you.

D'Angelo and myself have worked extremely hard over the last 5 years to provide information for folks interested in traveling and/or living in Costa Rica. Yup, literally thousands and thousands of man hours (well, only 2 men actually) to produce hundreds of pages of written text and videos- with very little monetary reward and mostly at our own expense. And if you've seen this video of how we live here in Costa Rica, I think it pretty much confirms the fact we haven't made shit doing what we do. If it sounds like we're complaining, trust me, we're NOT. We wouldn't change this 'adventure' for ANYTHING in the world- we LOVE what we do and feel blessed everyday we're able to do it. But.... this cartoon kinda says it-

Ok, let me get to the point. We love, Love, LOVE your emails- comments, words of encouragement, feedback, perspective etc. Believe me, it's much appreciated, because without you we'd be talking to ourselves and we've always loved a little back and forth. And you have our word we will continue to put out videos, blog posts, website articles etc. in order to continue to provide YOU relevant and useful information about traveling and living in Costa Rica.

But we have a Travel Agency NOW and we can't do it for FREE anymore. Plus, you probably wouldn't believe how many emails we get DAILY. Seriously guys, we need to start making a little money for our work. So, if you're thinking about emailing questions to us about YOUR travel plans you have 3 options if you want a response. Without one of these monetary responses, we won't.

1. If you want us to set up your Costa Rica Travel Package, obviously we'll be talking.

2. If you want our recommendations about what you should do or where to go in Costa Rica based on your likes and dislikes, but you want to book everything yourself, no problem, but you have to DONATE $150. for our expertize of knowing the country and sharing it with you. IN other words, we'll set the itinerary, you'll just BOOK it yourself. Believe me, we have no problem if you have the time to do your OWN homework and really, a LOT of it can be done on OUR sites, so have at it and save your money. But we don't give stamps of approval anymore.

3. General Donation to show some appreciation of what we do and get a few of your questions answered as well.

Please, please... and pretty please don't begin your email telling us how much you like our videos and then go on and on telling us every detail of your travel plans and expect us to answer the 20+ questions you have concerning them. You 'liking' our videos doesn't do shit for paying the rent and seriously, we get too many emails to respond to them all anyway with NO motivation to do so. It's not personal, it's business, because for awhile, we did answer them all and donations weren't exactly rolling in.

We're hoping you understand where we're coming from on this and also hope our hard work thus far kinda speaks for itself about our reasons for writing this post. If nothing else, we try to be up front and honest.

If you'd like to start on your homework, start with these videos. ENjoY! and hope they help:

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