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The book should bre finished by September 15, 2010.
I do not know what the CA-4 rule is, therefore easy to avoid... hehehe I googled it ,but did not understand even the nature of this..
Internet in the room is a quirky benefit, the expensive hotels in the tropics seldom have it adequate, only in the common areas. Small Mom and Pop Hotels have it because they want their children to use the Internet, this does not apply for expensive hotels so they have crap for Internet.
When I jump off the "Internet in Hotel" system completely, I can drop down half the price of someone smart enough to have Internet in under-developed countries.
I am saying, I am can rent rooms for 3-5 dollars without a problem in Central and South America that are good, but they will not have Internet. 5-10 if they have Internet, just because the owners are more clever about marketing.
What sets the price of rooms has little to do with the quality room. The marketing of the room sets the price, and a few fantasies desired by tourist.
For example,I was at the Tijax here, I saw Mosquito Nets, the rooms are about 20-100 dollars. I thought to myself, only a total crap room has Mosquito Nets, why? Because a good room has screens on the windows...
Truly I said it wrong, I pay double to get rooms with WIFI or 24/7 Internet in my room. The Internet USB Modem will soon become standard, and I will be able to travel anywhere with even cheaper room.
Tigo offers a chip here, about 30 dollars per month, this allows 8 gigs of transfer. Well, I am downloading entertainment from torrents so I can go to Africa. I am stocking up to go off the English language grid.
Within 3 years, USB Modems will be standard around the world.
5000 Five Thousand and 00/100 Dollars
There is maybe 600 Boats in this Rio Dulce area and may five percent of the boats are used. There are tons of close to abandoned boats.
Yes, a person must sit in a place for a month or two and to find the boat, but saving 45,000 dollars is worth the time. Boat owners are not the sharpest tacks with their money...
Best way, but a dinghy boat to go up and down this river, contact all the marina here, and walk up to every boat.
Get on this website forum and prod around.
Get on the morning radio talk and say, I want a cheap boat,
Then you must allow the owners to save face, and never talk about it to the locals, because many people want to leave their money hole and leave.
Chase after hurricane is another, or follow this oil slick.
I have found a couple 4000 dollars boats, if I wanted a boat, I would buy a boat. I am not sure I want the lifestyle.
I learned what the CA-4 rule is. the shared visa for 4 countries.
Visas are the easy part of travel, unless you do not travel, then they are the worry. Flying into Africa and getting visas is a problem, central America is a breeze.
"Tourists may travel within any of the CA-4 countries (El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua) for a period of up to 90 days, without completing entry and exit formalities at border immigration checkpoints."
I did a 90 day extension with El Rancho in Panajachel. There is a man that will extend visa here in Rio Dulce. I could have went to Guatemala and got a 90 day extension at the embassy of Guatemala.
I do often stay in one country longer than 90 days, and recommend people not stay longer, life is too short to devout that much time to one country.
Sweden is too cold ever be called paradise, or the USA for that matter,
When a person must work or die from the cold, this could never be Paradise.
Between 35 North latitude, and 35 South latitude, is where life is easy. It took me a long time to realize that cold weather induced people to work hard, and then accumulated consumer items. Then somehow they consider themselves fortunate to be working all the time to buy a lot of consumer items.
What is truly sad, the people in the colder regions of the world are so stressed, it has become too stressful for me to converse with them, this saddens my Mother I am sure, she knows I am not happy to talk with Americans. I call people in the USA and the mantra is, "I am busy."
Truly any person saying that is not in Paradise. I know one thing, I am not busy, I am not even slightly busy.
However, I am quite sure I have the skill sets to live in Sweden on 500 dollars per month, but not sure the average Joe could. I on the other hand know the average Joe could live in the 35 latitude ring easy enough.
Thanks ALOT for the CA-4 rules as I will be heading in that direction within the next year or two and have guestimated about 8 t0 10 months traveling time. In regards to the PRICE of RENT anywhere as you know there are comparable / competitive forces which influence any hotel / guest house / hostel / apartment / house owner's decision on what rate to publish and whether seasonal rates apply for the specific area or if it's a large city usually the year round daily, weekly , monthly, 3 month , 6 month and yearly rates which they decide to charge, And of course the guests, renters, tourists, travelers, tenants add to that factor as any entrepreneur knows, what ever decision was made it's doesn't mean anything if your spaces / rooms/ units are VACANT. Every country differs depending on how involved the wealthier upper classes ( financially ) are in being landlords or hotel owners or invested in tourism where there are more involvement the competition is FIERCE so the rates are LOW. Where there's less competition the rates remain higher than even neigboring countries in the region.