Costa Rica Travel Information For The Busy Lifestyle

When traveling to another country such as Costa Rica it is important for you to be as safe as you can possibly be. The tips that are provided in the following article should give you an idea of what you should avoid. It is better to be safe than sorry when it comes to international travel.

Before buying a travel guidebook, look online. Much of the information available in expensive guidebooks is also free online. You can print out this information and carry it with you, saving both money and weight in your baggage. This method also allows you to pick and choose which pieces of information are vital for you, and only carry those.

When traveling, never take an item from someone to transport it for them. No matter their situation or how nice they may seem, this is almost always a trap to convince an unwary tourist to transport drugs or other contraband into secure areas. Even “gifts” can fall into this category. While Costa Rica ranks at the top of the list you can never be too careful

A great tip to keep in mind when you’re looking to book hotels, is to compare hotel rates online. By comparing airline rates online, you can find the cheapest deal available, and save yourself a lot of money. There is a very wide difference in Costa Rica Hotel Rates so be sure to compare rates!

When you travel to visit friends or family, be a courteous guest and do not assume they will make all your sightseeing plans for you. Many people assume they are there to be entertained, which is of course an incorrect assumption and generates bad feeling. Instead, do your homework ahead of time, let your hosts know what you’re planning to do, invite but don’t oblige them to accompany you, and spend your time together in good will, knowing you are being a gracious guest.


One way to deal with the tedium of being away from your family due to work-related travel is to take advantage of the time for yourself. Typically, meetings end at 5 and you’ll have until the next morning. Take the world’s longest bath, and use up all the toiletries. Watch three movies in a row. Write those couple of actual snail-mail letters you always said you would, but haven’t had time. Knit a hat. Read a book. In short, do all the nice things for yourself that you wouldn’t take the time to do if you were surrounded by your family. You’ll feel better knowing you took the time, and you’ll be that much happier and more relaxed when you see your family again.

Having a small sewing kit and an eyeglass repair kit tucked away in your luggage can save the day! Whether you rip your clothing, need to remove a splinter, replace a button, or replace the tiny screws on the back of your child’s hand held video game these tools are great! Be sure to bring back souvenirs Costa Rica coffee is a favorite!

There are a lot of fun and interesting things to see in other countries but when you do not know the country well it could be dangerous. The guideline that has been provided above should help you to travel safely and to be able to fully avoid your visit in another country.

Trump Panama Hotel

Long before the economic gurus and financial pundits could predict economic downslide, the crisis caught the financial corporations and institutions napping in the United States in 2006. It steadily grabbed hold of almost all major financial market and Wall Street before it could be tackled. Nobody was aware that it would prove even worse than earlier ones. It created a sort of financial void in which every Tom, Dick and Harry with poor credit rating are trapped. Nobody or corporation, bank or credit agency was ready to deal as freely as they used to be just a year earlier. One of the best hotels in the region along with the Trump Hotel is the Sheraton bijao beach resort – all inclusive

One of the boldest and smartest moves has been investing in Panama. The creation of the Trump Panama Hotel has been an icon for the city. This spectacular resort – hotel right on the Panama bay has been a light in the market.

Such circumstances suit a real estate daredevil like Donald Trump. He jumped in the Roman arena of this US money market and announced his Trump Network. He announced to ensure job, food, “health and wealth” to everybody. Planning of his business intellectuals and his team of business writers seem or at least for the time being it seems, is so well-executed media has created mind blowing stories about his upcoming project. Although the project is to witness its inauguration in October 2009, it has already stirred the imagination of the commoners a la the arrival of some messiah on the Doomsday.

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Unique about his venture is that he has presented new wine in the old bottle of Multiple Level Marketing. It is the same old concept. However, Trump’s assertion that capitalism has lost its worth and he is heralding a new economic system through his Trump Network has given him much credibility. People are more prone to lending ears to this real estate tycoon rather than the marketing executives and financial analysts. Moreover, just think about it. Is it not tempting for the unemployed, the hungry and the poor to lay their hands upon job, food, health and wealth? Of course, it is very much attractive and this is the main reason that he has caught the imagination of middle class. However, it will be seen after October as to what is wrapped for us in the granary of time in the shape of Trump Network.

Interesting Facts about Panama

The Molejon gold project is about 120km west of Panama’s capital Panama City and about 10km from the Caribbean coast.
The project is wholly owned by Petaquilla Minerals. It is spread over an area of 842km2 of concession land. In June 2005, the project agreement was signed by Teck Cominco, Inmet Mining Corporation and Petaquilla.
“Molejon is an epithermal deposit, making it amenable to open-pit mining.”
The partners agreed to transfer their interests in Molejon to Petaquilla Minerals in exchange for Petaquilla obtaining government approval for a multi-phase mine development plan, which it did in September 2005.
The capital cost of the project is about $34m, which has been raised through a combination of an equity issue of $17.56m and an equipment lease purchase finance facility worth $15.8m. feldspar ore crusher
Costs are expected to be less than $200/oz during the initial years of production.
Commercial mining at the mine commenced in January 2010 the construction of a large column and test run in 2009. During the test run the mine recovered 65% of the 846,104t of recovered ore.
As of September 2010, the mine produced an average of 2,444tpd at an average head grade of 3.03g/t. This represents a monthly output of 7,143oz of gold.
Molejon geology
The Molejon area is dominated by Tertiary-age volcanics and subvolcanic intrusives including massive andesitic flows, feldspar-porphyritic andesite flows, andesitic tuffs, and andesitic agglomerates. The andesite has been intruded by feldspar-quartz porphyry and feldspar porphyry. A north-east trending fault is believed to be the major structural control for the emplacement of the hydrothermally altered quartz breccia which hosts the Molejon mineralisation.
Epithermal gold mineralisation at Molejon is associated with structurally controlled zones of quartz breccia and the adjacent fractured and altered andesites and feldspar porphyries. Highest-grade mineralisation usually occurs in the quartz breccia but economic mineralisation also occurs in feldspar-quartz porphyry, and more rarely in feldspar porphyritic andesite flows. fluorite dressing machinery
Molejon has a total measured resource of 593,327oz, an indicated resource of 317,696oz and an inferred resource of 458,502oz at an average grade of 0.665g/t above a cut-off of 0.3g/t.
Gold production
Current throughput of the project is 2,200tpd. It is being expanded to 3,000tpd. Petaquilla produces 100,000oz of gold annually.
The plant uses three ball mills and a carbon-in-pulp processing (CIP) facility, although there are plans to increase production to 5,000tpd in the second phase with the addition of a SAG mill as the supply of mill feed permits.
Processing is done in two stages. Metallurgical testing has shown that 60% of the gold is dissolved in the milling operation, so the classified product from the ball mills is sent to a thickener to separate the clear fraction of the pulp and later sent to a carbon-in-column (CIC) stack, where the gold is caught. It is then sent to the adsorption, desorption and recovery (ADR) plant.
The slurry fraction of the thickener is sent to a battery of six Lix tanks to complete the leaching of the remaining gold. Once completed, the slurry is sent to the CIC facility, the pregnant solution from the CIP circuit is moved to the CIC stack and ADR plant, and the tailings to the tailings thickener and detox plant.
Access to the project is primarily by helicopter. A 12km network of trails and rivers provides combined foot and boat access from Coclesito, a village of about 700 inhabitants. 28km of dirt road, accessible only by four-wheel drive vehicles during the rainy season, connects Coclesito with La Pintada, a town of 5,000 people, which in turn is connected to Penonome, which has a population of about 105,000, via a 13km paved highway.
“Throughput of the project is 2,200tpd and is being expanded to 3,000tpd.”
No electricity is currently available on the property. Power is being supplied by five diesel generator sets, although it is envisaged that within two or three years a 115kV line will be built to bring power to the project area.
Water for the project is coming from three wells and an alternate small dam at the Molejon River.
Sococo, of Costa Rica, is the official general mining operation contractor and TechProMin (Chile) carried out the engineering design for the process plant.

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Getting to Know Panama

Since 1819, Panama was an integral part of Columbia. However, when Columbia rejected plans forwarded by the US to build a canal across the Isthmus of Panama, it was separated from Columbia through a revolution supported by the US. The new Panama government was able to persuade France to enter a treaty with the US to allow everlasting control of a zone that was five miles wide on either side of the canal. This Panama Canal Zone was a 553 square mile located within the Republic of Panama that was also unorganized US territory. It extends up to 5 miles on either side of the canal?s center line.

Except during political crisis, Panamians could freely enter the Panama canal zone. From 1903 to 1979, the complete area was controlled by the US which had actually built and financed the construction of the canal. This was not possible from 1979 to 1999 when the Panama Canal Zone was jointly controlled by the US and Panama. The Canal Zone was divided into two main sections ? the Atlantic Side and the Pacific Side. Gatun Lake separates the two. The canal cuts short the route enormously that ships took around the tip of South America, which was the normal route before 1914. The traffic on the canal is increasing tremendously but many military battleships, oil tankers and aircraft carriers are unable to pass through due to their size. In fact, there is a class of ships known as `Panamax? which are built to the maximum capacity that the Panama Canal and its locks can hold. It takes about fifteen hours for a ship to make a trip over the Panama canal zone from the east to the west coast of America. There are three sets of locks that empty and fill for ships to be buoyant and pass onto the next lock. It was earlier used mainly for military purposes for free movement of ships from one side to the other.

The Colon Free Trade Zone Panama is located at the Caribbean portion of the Panama Canal. It is the second largest free trade zone in the world with access to three Atlantic ports. It was created in 1948 and on an average receives more than 250,000 visitors from all over the world especially from Jamaica, Venezuela, Columbia, US, Ecuador, Haiti etc. This Free trade zone Panama generates revenue of more than US$ 6.5 billion in 2005 due to exportation and re-exportation of products. These products include electric appliances, clothing, perfumes, cosmetics, textiles, liquors, cigarettes, and watches. This free movement of goods with total exemption of tax on imports and exports will make businesses use this to the maximum. This success of revenue generation is due to a combination of its geography since the Panama Canal Zone is located at the crossroads of the world?s busiest shipping routes.

If you want to visit the beaches near Panama. The Playa Blanca area is one of the favorites in the country. One of the most recommended hotels is the Sheraton Bijao Resort – an all inclusive property. 

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