Adventures

Moving in this Way

Everybody knows when there is honor among thieves, you don’t bring a gun to knife fight. Unfortunately in my recent cases: Vecino Perry vs. Ladrón Locales (Neighbor Perry vs. the Local Burglar) and Gringo Perry vs. Autos Quiros y Abogada Yadira Jimenez (a car dealer and their lawyer), honor was never part of the equation. …

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River King

Today I met the River King. He was dead but that didn’t take away from his majestic presence. Actually I am pretty sure I ran into him before at that same spot. It was about a month ago and I was quietly contemplating the curtain of water in front of me when something tried to …

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Me Gusta Mi Vecinos (I Like My Neighbours But Not Their Damn Rooster)

The flu has been going around town and I’ve been sick all week. I resisted it for a while but I think the lack of sleep due to the incessant pestering of my rooster arch nemesis finally got to me. Things have unraveled to the point where I now run out in my underwear in …

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Open Border

For those of us in the southern zone of Costa Rica, a quick trip to Panama yields cheap groceries, household supplies and booze for less than half the cost at home. From Ojochal the drive to Pasos Canoas takes approximately two hours. Less town than sprawling bazaar, Canoas is a twisting procession of shops and …

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Settling In

I am happy to report that things are settling down. The casa is open and critter free and I now have a working land-line with ADSL internet(!), which is very exciting. No more going to the bar to get work done… I have seen the lawyer to check on last year’s paperwork and paid all …

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