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[quote=”costaricafinca”]Our thoughts and wishes are for those on the coast.[/quote]
Very nice of you! Flamingo was rockin
Cano is a fun trip but is murky too. Just the way it is in the Pacific. Lot of sand sharks but they don’t bother you.
Ballena is decent for snorkeling.
[quote=”puravidatexan”]My first confession is that I’m not a scuba diver. That being said, I like to snorkel. While the Pacific Ocean is beautiful during the Green Season, the influx of rain water adds a cloud to the visability. So you almost have to get on a dive boat and out to deep waters to find clear water. I tried a lot of places all along the coast, but if you’re expecting Belize, you’ll probably be disappointed. Maybe someone could confirm how the various islands (Cano,Catalina,and others) hold to their promises of great diving. If you hike down the beaches, about your only hope is to find a tidal pool at low tide. There’s no waves crashing you into the lava crags, and the visability is great. Santa Elena has a few pools and I’ve heard Montezuma does also. I’m willing to try again if anyone’s got personal experience with snorkel or scuba sites.
By the way, skip the “sail & snorkel” out of Quepos. Visibility is poor and your dive is about 30 minutes. Your boat ride is about 4 hours. The crew was very personable, lunch was nice–unless you add “motion sickness” to the mix![/quote]
Nothing is ever enough for guys like that…
[quote=”Scott”]”You might think Schumer, Casey, and their peers would instead of vilifying Saverin, thank him—and Facebook—for spawning an entire industry and creating tens of thousands of U.S. jobs. Not to mention paying hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes, and making it much simpler for the NSA and CIA to assemble dossiers on anyone they decide to watch who’s on Facebook.”
Agree with everything you said. The greed, compulsive spending, and corrupt personalities attracted to all things political is hard to watch. I feel so bad for my teenage daughter with the way things are going in the US…
[quote=”Scott”]”[url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eduardo_Saverin]Eduardo Saverin was born in São Paulo, Brazil[/url], to a wealthy Jewish Brazilian family, and was raised in Miami, Florida. Eduardo’s father was a Brazilian industrialist working in export, clothing, shipping, and real estate…. Saverin has lived in Singapore since 2009.”
Instead of governments waking up to the fact that they need to provide services and incentives to keep their citizens happy, to attract billionaires and investments to their shores – like Singapore where there is very low income tax and no capital gains or inheritance taxes – the U.S. wants to create laws to scare the crap out of them?
Brilliant move which is guaranteed to backfire!
We should also remember that people like Saverin can obviously afford to hire the best estate planning attorneys in the world, they can create tax advantaged multi-jurisdictional trusts and foundations and offshore insurance companies to protect their assets, as always it will be the regular guy who will suffer the consequences…
From a related article:
Phil Hodgen, an international tax lawyer in Pasadena, Calif., said that [url=http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/2012/05/facebooks-eduardo-saverin-joins-americans-renouncing-citizenship/] in the last three years, new and old rules[/url] had created an enormous amount of resentment — and paperwork expenses — for expatriates.