Salinas: Some Problems For Expats To Solve

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February 25th 2011
Published: February 25th 2011EDIT THIS ENTRY

The fotos say it all, well almost.
Apartments on the Malecon rent for $1,000/minth 3 bedrooms.
Small apartment facing the malecon maybe $60,000 ??
A block back maybe $40,000.
$170,00 luxury 2,000 sq. feet facing the malecon (ocean).
Asking price, in newer good big buildings.

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Casa de David & AngieCasa de David & Angie
Casa de David & Angie

Now selling for less than $250,000 with a Beautiful Malecon benches to sit, stairs and a cobblestone street that he built. BUT there are security issues.
Want to live here? Of Course!Want to live here? Of Course!
Want to live here? Of Course!

Sonia siad it's complicated, I said: For Gringos? S: No, big problem for everyone.
No joggers. Quiet ..Maybe tooo quiet!!No joggers. Quiet ..Maybe tooo quiet!!
No joggers. Quiet ..Maybe tooo quiet!!

You have to have security 24x7. Strict worker protection laws, firing emplayee is very costly.
Davids MaelconDavids Maelcon
Davids Maelcon

Maybe $15 Million in Vancouver, $25,000 here but for many it just isn't suitable. 5 minutes to towncenter by car. You need employees and they tend to steal. Secuestre= kidnapping is a potential problem (experienced by David a few years ago).
Davids side gate.Davids side gate.
Davids side gate.

With all this security in mind David enjoys life and is a great upbeat guy.
Davids yardDavids yard
Davids yard

this has to be most peoples dream. David had a small tiger here along with monkeys etc.
Infront of davidsInfront of davids
Infront of davids

A lot of people prefer a condo on the beach due to home ownership problems. I keep thinking...there has to be a way to own this without so much complications.
Sonias Place by the BeachSonias Place by the Beach
Sonias Place by the Beach

The owner of the first floor has 24x7 security and a dog I nicknamed Frenzy. Walk near the gate you will know why. Sonia has half the yard, a suite- ground floor and the top two floors.
Sign On Wall No V's inPorfaVor / PriVadaSign On Wall No V's inPorfaVor / PriVada
Sign On Wall No V's inPorfaVor / PriVada

They don't pronounce it and this guy has abandoned it all together. Oops!!! broke my rule of not assuming anything. Sonia said it is to help make people read the sign more carefully.
Spanish PeanutsSpanish Peanuts
Spanish Peanuts

For my Companeros de EspaƱol.
Newspaper Report.Newspaper Report.
Newspaper Report.

Sonia and a Psychologist friend ran this Clinic for the Soul, for women who were having difficult times.
Gasoline $1.48Gasoline $1.48
Gasoline $1.48

Yep $1.48, Bring your Yank tank.
Pete, Crew & FriendPete, Crew & Friend
Pete, Crew & Friend

Anyone interested in a good blog of a sailor going round the world and a great guy check out:
Triatholon salinasTriatholon salinas
Triatholon salinas

I went for a jog this morning & caught up to Marino a Captain called Johnny. We jogged together for 3 minutes and had a great talk in spanish. Some difficulty but not so much cause the conversation to bog very often. He got us a drink from the triathlon tables.

4th March 2011

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Well, I was away for 10 days and suddenly you are blogging so much! Sounds like you are still having a great time on your adventure. I want to try your gringo breakfast some day. Take care.

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