Looking to relocate to Central America
Replies: 33 - Last Post: Jul 8, 2012 1:06 PM Last Post By: peej
Jun 11, 2012 12:51 PM
15#15 as you can tell from #16's last backpedaling response that he has next to no personal ("reading the papers, forums---") experience.
He also has serious problems with reading comprehension as no one ever advocated traveling long distances a night.
As my grandfather used to say "Sometimes it is better to keep your mouth shut & be thought a fool, than to open it & remove all doubt", something hobo's fragile ego refuses to accept.
24,000+ posts, most like the above, figments of his imagination, so who knows if he has ever left his couch & the travel channel to ever experience the real world.
It is obvious though, by his actions, that he is extremely jealous of those who actually relocate to paradise. So sad!!
Jun 11, 2012 1:05 PM
16Yea right Cochej, I get 8 weeks vacation a year and travel more than most, I am not ready to retire, and If I did, it would be far from nuts like you...another drunk expat living the highlife...
You fail to mention any issues/risk/problems about driving a car down here from the north, likes its as easy as 1-2-3, get plates, and no worries, drive everywhere and anywhere, anytime....what foolish advice, speaking of fools...
Jun 12, 2012 6:01 AM
Jun 12, 2012 11:28 AM
18WOW #18 what an overactive mind you have, dreaming up tings that were never posted.
Yes it's easy as 1-2-3 to drive down from the north, provided one has a mode-com of intelligence (obviously lets you out) as I have done it, even managed to legally import a vehicle into El Salvador that was too old! LOL
Jealousy will get you nothing but a bunch of egg on your face. :)
Jun 12, 2012 12:33 PM
19I hope your not washing your own socks or cooking your own meals in ES, that would be a drag,......haha
After living in Shanghai, having a cook and housekeeper is the only way to go in a developing country, if you cant afford that you aint livin....
Jun 12, 2012 5:37 PM
Sometimes you turn into an idiot when you talk about a country you have no experience in and have never set foot in.
I haven't been involved with car importation in El Salvador since 04 and depending the vat could be at times 125% of the vaule of the rig., trucks are cheaper to import as they are considered for work. and at that time for for most cases no car/truck over five years old was allowed to get plates.
With the bus system in El Salvador You don't need a car full time. but it can be handy.
The tripleplay from turbonett calsro is $60.00 plus a month for internet cable and phone. I know several people that bought vonage in th eUS and took it with and had umlinmited callling for $20.00 a month.
Like #19 say's you can live in some nice rural areas for the kind of money you are talking about.
Residency can take awhile so be prepared to take trips out of the country,Mexico I think these days or C.R.
I would recommend satying awhile before settling in to a city or town. see what is available forp harmacy,doctor, hospital,dentist. San Salvador would be my last choice to live but some of the areas in the surrounding hills would be good.
Jun 12, 2012 6:02 PM
Jun 12, 2012 6:30 PM
22Who said anything about the poster settling and importing a car to El Salvador? And where did I ever mention anything about El Salvador? It was CocheJ that mentions importing his car to El Salvador, not me, all I offered was some general advice on CA long before he piped in.
Geez..read the replies.
Jun 12, 2012 7:36 PM
Jun 14, 2012 12:01 AM
24Hobo... 8 weeks vacation a year makes you a tourist.... trust those who have spent months and years living, working and traveling in these places! Its fine that you have opinions and experiences that differ from other peoples, but to give advice based on a guess it not fair to the person asking...
Jun 14, 2012 6:48 AM
Jun 14, 2012 6:57 AM
26This is all off track...CocheJ accuses me of being jealous as I am not retired and living in CA like him? Umm, I dont claim to be retired nor interested in moving to CA at present. My only advice to poster above was to consider all the issues, as we all know, its a walk in the park as CocheJ claims to just drive down and live in CA, thats my point. I have been to the region over 40 trips in 10 ten years, I have a grasp of the region, and would not tell a newbie, like Coche, that its easy, and you can just import your car with no issues to any country, you need to know the financial implications, as I stated in #3.
Jun 14, 2012 7:18 AM
Jun 14, 2012 8:27 AM
28Who says you should take my word? I could careless, but my comments are to alert the poster to the issues/pitfalls/risk, period.
CocheJ suggest its a cakewalk, comparing it to driving in Detroit, which is odd, I have been to Detroit a thousand times, and drive everywhere, and also at night, so not sure why he say a gringo driving a car full of valuables in a major city in CA is the same as the USA, as we all know its not.
Oh wait, is CocheJ>Bussman? I thinks so....
Jun 17, 2012 3:01 AM
29Hate to say it Hobo, but there are plenty of place in the USA that are a lot less safe than plenty of places in CA... No matter what country you are in it all really just depends on where you are, how you behave and how you educate yourself to your surroundings.... much as you may not like to admit it, done correctly CA is one of the easier regions to move to and to live in and to travel, and done properly, yes, it can be a walk in the park as you say! 40 trips is just that; 40 trips, its not the experience of getting to know an individual place like the back of your hand, understanding the cultures in the different countries, understanding customs and moods in different areas, as a visitor even a frequent one, your experience is much different from that of someone who lives in a place! so you are well within your rights to share your opinions pertaining to visiting, but do understand that you may not know everything when it comes to the case of moving to a place.
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