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    toxic plants

    by easterntrekker Written Feb 26, 2007

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    When hiking in manuel Antonio park beware of manzanillo trees (indicated by warning signs) -- their leaves, bark, and applelike fruit secrete a gooey substance that irritates the skin.

    Just goes to show you you need to cover up when hiking in the jungle.

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    Fresh Cash Could be a Problem!

    by Bwana_Brown Updated Dec 12, 2003

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    In most of the countries that I had visited prior to Costa Rica, I found that ATM machines were readily available to spew out money if you needed a little something extra. However, I found that, more often than not in Costa Rica, the machine would spit your card back out without carrying out a successful transaction. As I say, I was not totally unsuccessful, but I never could figure out why some machines would work and others would not. They all had the usual symbols of which card chains they would accept - and Venezuela, South Africa and England had not been a problem! To go into a bank was a major time-consuming exercise!

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