An update on the status of The Big Mozey equipment

Well, shut my mouth and slap me across the face!

I have accomplished a few things here in San José, Costa Rica that I have tried to get done for months.

In Honduras the fan, for the Macbook Pro that I have, stopped working.

Looked around, when I hit cities, to find someone to look at it and repair if needed. Tegucigalpa,  Managua and finally San José. In Alajuela, a suburb of San José, I’m introduced to Vernon Nunez, the owner of a computer store here in town.

The only website I have for the guy is the website that offers a restaurant and hotel software program for sale.

Someone wants something repaired, or to buy an item for their laptop – it does them no good. I have emailed him twice and have received no response. ( Type this sucker in – – simple web address, eh? LOL – Ya gotta love it! That is the only way I know how to contact the guy.)

I will give him kudos though – he cleaned and fixed the fan in my computer in less than 5 hours at a cost of $40. Exellente!

Next on the agenda was to get a lens cover cap, if anyone, under God’s green earth, ran a photography store in San José.

The owner of the hotel I am staying at, Villa El Cenizaro – Guiddo (really, that’s his name) was going into San José to visit his sister.

I figured a free ride in and out, give me a chance to walk around this big town, check and see if it has a camera store. Sure enough, Guiddo was more than happy to give me a lift.

I got dropped off at the main square and told I had about 6 hours to spend before I got picked up again to head back to the hotel. I could not have asked for anything better!

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Walked and walked. I find a love doing that – it just gives me a feel for the people, the area and the country. I really do not do anything in particular – just walk, look at shops and prices. Watch people, the way they interact with each other. Seems to give me a feel for what is going on – I really do not know a better way of getting to know a town.

I am doing this thing that I do and I am walking down this street – lo and behold – a camera store! Hot Damn!

He’s got zoom lenses, different digital cameras – a real camera store! (Nope, no website for this camera store)

Alas, anything Olympus? Nope – everything but Olympus. I did get a lens filter, which at least protects the main lens of the camera.

He then refers me to a store named Dima, which also had all sorts of equipment – for everything but Olympus. (Nope, no website for Dima) Well, they did have a lens cover cap, which I bought. Great!

So, good beginning in visit to San José – computer cleaned repaired.

Lens cover and UV filter for camera.

I feel a little more content, now that I have these tow minor problems resolved.

It’s taking care of the small things along this journey that make it pleasant!

Cheers for now!


About John Wilson

Traveler, writer and photographer. No home now, just traveling the world in search of the lost chord.
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One Response to An update on the status of The Big Mozey equipment

  1. Silverboom says:

    Oh, nuts. If I had known you were going to a camera store would have recommended picking up a circular polarizer filter. Oooopsa!

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