Saturday, November 27 2010 @ 07:50 AM EST
Contributed by: Kevin Bradley
Driving any type of vehicle to Central America?
Rainy season over, 'Snowbird' time is here.
Traveling soon to Central America?
Here are some UPDATED Web resources that may help you. Be super aware driving alone. If driving solo would recommend a dog. If heading to CR (crime free paradise outside of SJO?) not so, petty theft is endemic throughout Costa Rica and rising....read daily or weekly on the web:
www.amcostarica.com/ Monday to Friday
never leave your vehicle door unlocked for even a minute, petty and violent crime is on increase world wide, due to circumstances beyond your control as endemic poverty and unemployment in many areas.
Hoping you speak some Spanish.
If you don't speak Spanish two good online resources to start to learn free are www.livemocha.com/ and www.123teachme.com/
Never DEMAND Police or officials, nor locals, speak English to you, you are a guest in their country.