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Old 06-08-2006   #16 (permalink)
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Of course it can be done! For me it wasn't hard at all. I had been traveling on a shoestring for a year or so before I got here, and I was well prepared and didn't have many possessions. It's just an observation over the years - a lot of people don't make it due to unrealistic expectations.
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Old 06-08-2006   #17 (permalink)
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thank you!

i want to thank you all for your insight. i realize a move like this is not easy, then again what in life is easy? when i came across this forum i thought it would be a good way to find out about other peoples experiences. i guess if you plan enough and are as realistic as you can about it anything is possible. it is definitely not something i plan on doing tomorrow but something for the near future. i figure you enter a point in your life when you just need to breathe for yourself and when i was in playa that is how i felt. it seemed like a place you can learn about many different cultures without feeling like you don't belong. you all have been extremely helpful and i am not giving up on my move, i feel very optimistic
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Old 06-14-2006   #18 (permalink)
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Anna is correct

Listen and hear what Anna has stated.........When I moved here I thought life was going to be exactly the same as my stay at the Royal Hideaway.........This is no joke...I lived for six month with that expectation and additude. I was soooooooooooooooo out of touch with reality....I learned some hard, but useful lessons..I am writing a book. I also offended people, and alienated myself. Be aware of the way things are and adapt to that, life will be easier.
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..I am writing a book. .
How interesting! What kind of book???
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Old 06-14-2006   #20 (permalink)
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Did you stay in an al inclusive resort? NOT ALL, but MAny people want your money. They are making a living just we do at work in USA. It is different, but the same end result. They are providing for their familes and the ways are different than we know in the states, not bad, different..........everything is different,
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Old 06-14-2006   #21 (permalink)
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talk to people who know what they doing.

The outragous pricess listed for reants on the net are not what people in the area pay. The place I live now is advertised for $700.00 a week on the net. I paid a 6 month lease, cash up front, no bills, internet, for nowhere near that price..Playacar.
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Old 06-14-2006   #22 (permalink)
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book

Do you read? I belive I am the next JK. It is a atorey with embellishment, funny and truthful. It compares to Midnight in the Garden of Good and EVil....A nonfiction book, that reads like fiction. It is stange too, like Jon Irving...My goodness dont I have a high opnion of my self?
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Also, it will help to be really, really lucky. That's how I've been in Playa for almost 2 years, working, with a house that I can afford in a good neighborhood. Work on improving your good karma, 'cause that's all I can really think of that helped me, when I've seen so many others with bad luck. I live a charmed life, so far.
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Do you read? I belive I am the next JK. It is a atorey with embellishment, funny and truthful. It compares to Midnight in the Garden of Good and EVil....A nonfiction book, that reads like fiction. It is stange too, like Jon Irving...My goodness dont I have a high opnion of my self?
Do I read? Only a book or two per week!

Did you read Judi Picoult book The Pact?? My favourite Irving book is either A Prayer for Owen Meany or The World According to Garp (by the way anyone who is reading this and only saw the movie, dont judge the book based on that!)

Good luck with your book, I hope to get to read it someday?
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My favourite Irving book is either A Prayer for Owen Meany or The World According to Garp (by the way anyone who is reading this and only saw the movie, dont judge the book based on that!)
Owen Meany is one of the greatest books ever, IMHO. Loved Garp as well. And Irving's books are so rich and delighfully quirky that the movies can't help but disappoint. No comparison!
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Do I read? Only a book or two per week!

Did you read Judi Picoult book The Pact?? My favourite Irving book is either A Prayer for Owen Meany or The World According to Garp (by the way anyone who is reading this and only saw the movie, dont judge the book based on that!)

Good luck with your book, I hope to get to read it someday?
OK I'm not saying anyting!! :p
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Oh MY GOD!!!! The spelling IS tragic, Jez...I thought I was replying in a private message. I beg everyone to Please forgive and forget I had anything to do with that little ditty. Although, content and meaning are more important, there ARE limits.

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Did you read Judi Picoult book The Pact??
I noticed at morning coffee today a lady carrying that same book.....
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