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    Re: Renewing my tourist visa

    Busted out of house arrest in the campo and went down to the ghetto. Poop on international buses:

    None run Hond-esteli-mga
    None run daily mga-sj
    my favorite, transnica, runs only on sundays so I...
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    Re: Renewing my tourist visa

    Stayed at ticabus hotel one night years ago, brand new and shiny at the time with the ambiance of something between the downtown L.A. YMCA and a news clip of solitary confinement of a California...
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    Re: Thoughts on the current Pandemic

    Wife chatted with the neighbor. Her brother has diabetes. His vision got blurry and he had an car accident with 1 fatality. He was put in jail where he contacted covid and is now hooked up to tubes...
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    Re: Up-to-date travel info

    Maybe the local travel agent was blowing smoke, or maybe it is just the Esteli-mga (really the Honduras to mga) bus that isn't running . I'll work it out next week.
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    Re: Up-to-date travel info

    I'll check again with Ticabus. I'm fucked M-F because a man who does good construction work for us is available this week so my wife got a construction project off the ground.
    One time years ago I...
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    Re: Up-to-date travel info

    Lot more traffic in Leon area-- there is a Tico Consulate in Chinandega. I'll check the bus station, but never saw anything but Mga expressos. Then you taxi to Huembes and get a border expresso.
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    Re: Up-to-date travel info

    Shit is never going to end, so I pushed the button. Thanksgiving in AZ in April via San jose. Got a tickee for 2 weeks from now, 400 bucks round trip and m/l comfortable flights. Liberia flights were...
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    Re: 2021 - Fresh crap...

    Smart folks, them Chinese...
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    Re: Thoughts on the current Pandemic

    Maybe I don't really want to go visit civilization. Easier to stay here and talk to my dogs...
    I am very late for Thanksgiving dinner, though...
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    Re: Thoughts on the current Pandemic

    Everything changes and nothing changes. The virus is faster and smarter than the peeple.
    But today active cases are going down, which means more people are recovering than getting sick. New cases...
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    Re: Thoughts on the current Pandemic

    Cheer up, the flu rate is down!!!
    Covid will be with us forever. Public health measures will be permanent but seasonal and local, not nationwide.
    China won the first covid war, hands down.

    Most...
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    Re: ???

    ...if you have to ask you can't afford it.....
    If the CR border stays open it may take the wind out of Aviana's and Copa's sails


    https://www.eaai.com.ni/en/internationals
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    Re: Up-to-date travel info

    Last time a crossed the CR border they asked for proof of forwarding passage. Not a problem if you are heading for airport and have copy of ticket with you. I've been screwed or almost screwed in 3...
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    Re: Up-to-date travel info

    Heard from 2 sources that US passport holders can enter CR by land with covid insurance. and probably forwarding ticket.
    Nicas waiting on visas which should open up soon. Visas/ insurance/return...
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    Re: Up-to-date travel info

    What will those Ticos think of next?
    https://ticotimes.net/2021/03/29/costa-rica-lab-offers-at-airport-covid-tests
  16. Re: What really drives CA immigration?

    As one relative explained it years ago :L.A. isn't a home town anymore, its just a place for foreigners to make money then take their money and leave.'

    My Hi skool graduation class was going to...
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    Re: Are we there yet?

    The ones that do aren't talking about it.
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    Re: Are we there yet?

    Last week we were in the country. The had a religious procession, about 50 people with a substantial police escort to protect them from the drunk drivers. My wife went to the mass in the little...
  19. Re: What really drives CA immigration?

    I noticed the same thing in small town AZ. Housing prices out of reach of local workforce, with retirees often having higher incomes than full-time workers. Prices pumped up by demand and outside...
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    Re: Are we there yet?

    After seeing the riots in miami on the news I expect a repeat of the xmas massacre with a big covid spike in mid-april. Maybe in CR and Nic, too. not as bad as Jan because of the warm weather, but...
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    Road report--Yali

    Took a spin thru Yali leaving La Pelota in Esteli. Road to San Rafael the usual--decent adoquin country road with too many drivers in a big hurry. San Rafael lack of pride of ownership/ deferred...
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    Re: Are we there yet?

    "Believe it when you see it."

    After easter, according to my logic there will be no reason for flights to mga until xmas. Ouch!

    My wife doesn't plan on a minivacation to CR. Visa, bus ride,...
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    Re: Are we there yet?

    Looks like there is some hope for AA and Mex for 6 May??? Or is it the same BS "not sooner than 6 May? and what about all the tickees AA is selling for April...

    At least United and Spirit have...
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    Re: Interesting Business Model

    That's the problem. Living here is like having a part time job except you pay the other guy instead of them paying you.

    Best bet: rent, hire a maid, guard, driver so you can relax.
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    Re: Are we there yet?

    HJMOG, rt san jose to vegas in april 360 usd!
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