I’m giving some serious thought to booking another cruise in November or December. SeaDream Yacht Club is offering some great deals on cruises there at that time.
I had an acquaintance/co-worker who served in the Peace Corps in Costa Rica. Knowing that it’s become quite the tourist destination lately, I can only guess that he was a lucky guy to get to serve there.
I also have a friend who had dental work done there at a fraction of the cost it would have been in the United States. She had serious problems that required multiple dental implants that would have been prohibitively expensive to have done in the United States. Knowing that I have two baby teeth with no permanent teeth under them, it’s good to know I could get implants relatively cheaply in a country not too far away.
When we lived in Germany, we visited Poland and the Czech Republic. Both of those countries are also known for medical tourism. In Poland, you can get dental work done cheaply. In the Czech Republic, you can get pregnant via cut rate IVF. But something tells me that Costa Rica’s beautiful beaches and tropical wildlife might be more enticing… at least to me.
If I do decide to book the trip, I’ll do it when we’re onboard so I can get 15% off the fare. When you’re paying four figures a person, that discount is very helpful in making the cruise more affordable.
Next year, my husband retires and will be searching for a new job. We may be poor. I don’t know if it’s better to take the trips now, or save up the money. Of course, if he gets a job quickly, he won’t have the generous vacation he gets today. So maybe it’s best to sneak these trips in while we can… And if we’re poor, we’re poor. He will get a retirement, so that’s a good thing. Unfortunately, his retirement will be cut for the first couple of years because he has to repay money that he got when he temporarily left the Army in the 1990s.
Blame the skank for that decision…