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[quote=”ratus”][quote=”bob switzer”][quote=”ratus”]Thanks for the link…I am thinking CFL is available on ESPN3, which is shown at Zi Lounge downtown Coco. I gave my Rider shirt to one the waiters there, who said the games were sometimes shown there. So if I can’t get it at home, I can just watch the game and have a beer at Zi’s…Im gonna have to temper my cheering as it sometimes gets a bit “boisterous” :roll:[/quote]
I see on http://www.riderfans.com one guy posted where you could find a site to watch online. just go down the page until you see his blog
just click on forum to get to the main forum[/quote]
Go Argos Go!!:D
I agree with you Tom. I too have found the Visual Link Spanish to be the most helpful. Thank you for your video – I really enjoyed it, I have visited the Orosi valley a few times and really love the place, although we did end up buying in Puntarenas because I wanted to be on the beach!! Loved your music too.
Puerto Azul in Puntarenas is a fully operational marina open with full services available for all boats.
[quote=”maravilla”]hey, puntarenas is great for some things. what i like most about the place is the funky architecture and how all the bars are open at 9 a.m. and filled with grizzly old gringos getting sloshed for breakfast. the other best thing is to walk along the malecon when the cruise ships dock and watch the fat gringos waddle off the boats with the guys wearing no shirts and their bellies hanging out, and the plus-sized women wearing halter tops and short shorts which they should’ve stopped wearing 30 years ago. it’s a real freak show! ya gotta love puntarenas for those things, but especially for the fresh fish and shrimp![/quote]
To each their own!
[quote=”grb1063″]Micky. Check for yourself, but Puntarenas, overall is my least favorite city in Costa Rica, but the most convenient way to get to the Nicoya Peninsula via ferry. If you are looking for a “city” with a “local” flavor and quick access to the Pacific try Nicoya or San Isidro further south.[/quote]
Thank goodness none of the above people like Puntarenas. Let them stay in Jaco or San Ramon!
As fate would have it, I found a Nokia 2130 at La Confianza in Grecia for c83,000 [i]effectivo[/i]. It’s dual band with a USB port and a 2.0 megapixel camera. We really only want it for voice and text, so it seemed a good choice.[/quote]
Sorry David, i made a mistake on the price. It was 95,000 colones – not 195,000. yes thats all I require it for too, and I am not really sure about the texting!!
[quote=”DavidCMurray”]Okay, say a little more, please. What cheapo 3G phone did you buy at Importadora Monge? And what did it cost?
It’s a Nokia 2730, 2.0 mega pixel. Yes it was the cheapest, but not cheap! Still cost 195.000 colones, or around $200 Canadian. Monthly rate is 3500 colones for 60 mins. That’s all I need it for,I have good internet service where I am located in Puntarenas.
[quote=”DavidCMurray”]A new word of caution . . .
ICE publishes a list of phones that are known to be compatible with their network. If you then go to the manufacturers’ websites, you’ll find all the technical information . . . information that will make your head spin unless you’re an unabashed techie. That’s the good news.
The bad news is that, while some phones are listed as compatible, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re compatible with the [b]3G[/b] network. They may, in fact, be only 2G phones.
Take the Nokia 5530, for example. It’s on ICE’s list, but it’s not a 3G phone. Just ask the guy who owns one (well, two, actually). Don’t make the same mistake I’ve made. Be very careful what you buy.
And now I’m stuck . . .[/quote]
#1 buy 3G phone, make sure you ask if it compatible with ICE (we bought the cheapest one we could find in Importadora Monge)
#2 Go to ICE office closest to you, (multiplaza inside BCR had no one in it)
#3 Have available residency card, and your address.
Bought phone and had line in less that half an hour!
I could be wrong but I do believe you have to be a resident to obtain a line. There are only 3G ones available.
I live in Toronto and am just in the process of applying for residence in CR. I called my local police station re the “certificate of good standing” and was given the name of a company, International Fingerprinting Services. I didn’t have to be fingerprinted but they filled out the appropriate forms for the RCMP and sent them to the local detachment ($35.00). I then when back to IFS a few days later and picked up the yellow half-page form. I then sent it to Foreign Affairs Canada for authentication and they sent it to the Costa Rica Embassy in Ottawa for their stamp of approval. Hope this is helpful.
We are in the midst of applying for pensionado residency. Apparently one of the requirements is a “Certificate of Good Conduct”, supposedly available from the RCMP. We understand that it is a yellow form, about a half a page long. Does anyone have experience with this form, or know the form number? We have contacted the RCMP by email and by phone, they don’t have a clue about this form.
I hope this works out for you. I had to get my documents notarized first, then sent to foreign affairs. I received them back and then had to send to Costa Rican consul in Ottawa.
[quote=”happygirl”]Yes, it does have to be notorized, and then it has to be sent to be authenticated to the minstry of immigration (I think). There is a department of the Ontario government that does this,however,they do have a fee but the documents are returned in a couple of days. I’m sorry I can’t give you more information but I am sure you can do a Google search for the correct department. Make sure this is the last thing you do, or your 6 months will run out before you have all your other documents gathered together. Everything has to be authenticated or they will return it to you.[/quote]
Authentication and Service of Documents Section,
Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada,
125 Sussex Drive,
Paula,this is the address that your documents have to go to to be authenticated, before submitting to the Costa Rica consul
Yes, it does have to be notorized, and then it has to be sent to be authenticated to the minstry of immigration (I think). There is a department of the Ontario government that does this,however,they do have a fee but the documents are returned in a couple of days. I’m sorry I can’t give you more information but I am sure you can do a Google search for the correct department. Make sure this is the last thing you do, or your 6 months will run out before you have all your other documents gathered together. Everything has to be authenticated or they will return it to you.
Maybe with the new immigration laws, local police checks will be accepted. I know when I had mine done it had to be RCMP. As in the United States it has to be FBI. I will be very interested to know if this is the case now.
[quote=”mr.di”]If you live in Toronto or any other larger centres, your local police station will do it for approx $40 (only $20 in durham region). i suggest starting with your local police station/department.
Well, we have RCMP headquarters in Newmarket, I went there to get mine done and they sent me to Commissioners. Told me they no longer do it.
[quote=”paula1″]Thanks so much,I think I understand now. The RCMP do act as local police in parts of Canada. Where we live in Ontario, we have our own local police force. I will approach them.
Where I lived in Ontario (Holland Landing) we had to travel to Barrie to Commissionaires who do all this for the RCMP. They have offices all over Ontario and you will have to make a trip to one of them.
After reading Sr. Peterson’s book, I do believe one will have to be a Philedelphia lawyer to fill out all these forms!:lol: