Dec 12, 2008 at 2:34 PM
All week, I've been trying to pull out cash from the local ATM. I bid in a silent auction to help out the school here, and I bid $15.00 for a T-shirt and belt that my sister would totally love for Christmas, made out of seashells. No money in the cajero (atm )EVER.

Today was the last day to pay for my bid. I won it, so I needed to pay.

Well, it took me two hours today to find an ATM in this province that had any money in it and could talk to my bank.

I pulled out enough for the week, finally, in Tamarindo. First I went to Conchal, then to Flamingo, then to Villareal (I think) and then to Tamarindo.

Thank God I know my way around.

By the time I made it back to the school, they were closed.

But, the upside is, at least I haven't been bitten by anything today.


  1. Cat Says:

    All of those places sound ridiculously exotic. You actually went to Flamingo? Damn. So are they out of money up there, or what?

  2. desi Says:

    @Cat - No, just no connection to the banks in the states. Apparently when a connection goes down, I can't pull out any moolah.

  3. C.S. Perry Says:

    That's the danger of exotic locales and one of the many reasons that I'm still nursing my xenophobia.
    but we all need money.

    If I could...I'd bite you.
    Would that help at all?

  4. desi Says:

    @CSPerry - Enticing, but not today. I'm all bit out. ;)