Semana Santa is upon us, and this website has come back from the dead. Turns out that when this site was on the old host, someone was able to install a malware plugin to wordpress. Last night I realized what was wrong, after quite a while “giving it some time to resolve itself” in the […]
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Back for 2019
Walaba.com has moved to a new host, with new speed technologies and a new pumped up hamster in teh treadmill ready to propel the site to newer, faster, better highs.
i guess we were hacked, and someone was using an exploit to send spam emails from our domain, but it looks like the issue has been resolved. sorry if you received email from some address at walaba.com, it wasn’t us!
credit card tip
over on the great consumer blog QuienPagaManda.com, their tip of the week concerns something people should know about using credit cards in costa rica: ¿Le ha sucedido que cuando va a pagar un artículo en un comercio le indican que le harán descuento solamente si paga en efectivo, pero que no se lo realizarán si […]
the rainfall in puerto viejo is……all over the map!
charlotte siems heffner posted a chart of measured rainfall 2002-2011 over in the PV open forum on facebook. the one pattern that emerges is that there is not much consistency year on year. also, it doesn’t appear clear that global warming has changed the weather here, as some have contended over the last couple of […]
2012 Puerto Viejo Style
so, we rang in 2012 in customary puerto viejo style, with a ton of illegal fireworks. well, *we* didn’t personally, but it seemed like there were more bombetas this year than ever before. there were lots of things going on in town, and lots of tourists visiting to attend them. traffic was jammed up on […]
i eat a lot of the pro mani salado, and tonight i looked up the website of the company. turns out that it is part of pozuelo snacks, and it claims these health benefits for peanuts: Beneficios de comer maní Contienen grasas mono saturadas, vitamina e, acido fólico, magnesio, proteínas, fibra y son ricos en […]
costa rica’s minister of tourism likes puerto viejo
in an interview with the tico times, second term Tourism Minister Allan Flores reveals his partiality to the caribe sur: Where does the tourism minister vacation? My mother’s family comes from Limón (on the Caribbean coast), so that’s why I usually enjoy places such as Gandoca, Puerto Viejo and Punta Uva. To me those are […]