Given the times, what do you recommend newbies bring?
...It goes without saying...CASH! But what else?
I would like to add:
1). A car battery inverter. WAPA goes out all the time. Have a back-up source. The biggest complaint during an outage or storm is how hot it gets. Bring one of those Power Packs. You can run a fan & TV for hours.
2). A battery operated fan. Gallows Bay had some a year ago, I bought one. They put out good circulation, and then you don't have to use an invertet/Power Pack.
3). A stock pile of your favorite ethnic cooking ingredients. It's doubtful you will find much here.
Sunscreen & bug spray if you like being outside quite a bit.
Guys, just for the record.....we have sunscreen and bug spray. Probably about .50 more per bottle.
By all means, bring what you want to make your life easier, but if you are making the commitment to live here, well, we have everything you need to be quite comfy, seriously, we do!
There are occasionally items that are hard to find, or even impossible, but that's where the Internet comes in handy. There really isn't a list of things you MUST bring with or do without. We really do have health and beauty aids, house wares, even electronics and techy-stuff! We even have sheets....lol. (sheets always make the most wanted list)
Keep a relative, or good friend, back in the states to supplement anything you simply can't find here. "If it fits, it ships.", according to the USPS!:)
Juanita, I was kidding of course.
My comment was merely that of, there is plenty of sun during the day & bugs at night, so be prepared.
I have family & friends stateside that will ship me anything I need, which the only purchase thus far is a media box sold at Best Buy. My roommates have one, so once I get mine, I will have about 1100 movies & tv shows in a tiny thing smaller than a DVD player that hooks right up to my tv & I will have so many movies & shows on there that I couldn't even get through them all if I stayed in for a month straight & watched nothing but tv night & day.
If they ask I always tell first-time visitors to bring some--it doesn't weigh much and it keeps the whole "Gilligan's Island" image alive in their minds a bit longer. It's better that people arrive with primitive notions and be pleasantly surprised than be disappointed by the reverse.
joeyballgame, is that a Roku that you have? if so how do you like it
Ditto to what saucey says above. The bread in STT, to my taste, is mostly unsatisfactory, so hurrah for my bread machine!