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Where to start?

Discussion forum for expats moving to or living in Costa Rica.

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Where to start?

Post Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2005 8:19 pm

Sorry if this gets asked all the time, I tried to search back, but didn't really find what I am looking for.

In May I plan to move to central america (not necessarily costa rica, but possibly) and I was wondering if there is a recommended book or something about making the move that I can read.

I know there is lots of information here and some other places too, but I am having troble finding answers to my millions of questions. I have tons of questions and not much time to plan, so i need a book or something that I can read before I start asking useful questions.

Thanks for your help!

 

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Re: Where to start?

Post Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2005 11:18 am

The Lonely Planet books get lots of mention (http://www.lonelyplanet.com), but I've never read one.

 

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Re: Where to start?

Post Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2005 5:50 am

he Lonely Planet books are good for tourism, not so much for relocation.

Here is a page with good recommendations.
www.godutchrealty.com/...ooks.shtml

Scroll down to the section "Books about Living and Retirement in Costa Rica"

The books by John Howells and Christopher Howard may have books on other countries by the same author or publisher. All Central American countries have much in common, but they have important differences too. So eventually you will want a book specific to the country you are going too.


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Re: Where to start?

Post Posted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 12:36 am

thanks! i have plenty of guidebooks for tourism, so thanks for the recommendation for relocation!

 

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Re: Where to start?

Post Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2006 4:36 am

i'm reading one now called 'Moving to Costa Rica' by Erin Van Rheenan which has practical info from the POV of someone who moved there. it's much more informative than the guidebooks listing every major restaurant in a town.

 

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Re: Where to start?

Post Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2006 2:48 pm

You will also find a lot of information on amcostarica.com and in the ticotimes newspaper.
If you have any questions I´ll gladly answer them, you can also check out http://attorneykearney.com

Lic.Gregory Kearney Lawson.


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