Been looking around on the internets for places in Costa Rica. I know when the weather turns the other way for me it will be a unwelcome adjustment. Does not mean I'm going but you gotta look around just in case.
There's this site airbnb where I inquired about what looks like a decent place in my price range, Corresponded several times and wanted to take it further with some real conversation. Would never consider something like that without talking.
I find out you can't talk to the person renting what ever it may be without booking dates first. Not only that but you have to contact this airbnd place and then they call the renters and then they call you and then you can talk.
I find that all kinds of screwed up. We're talking private individuals. The two different people I stayed with in Costa Rica and I had several conversations before I went. Talking works real good.
I find having to pick dates without having a chance to discuss things which could very possibly have a bearing on the dates they want you to pick beforehand. I just assume you have to put some money on the table before you can talk. Hell I don't know but I'm not going to take it that far.
I guess people don't have a problem with this. Am I all screwed up or what. SHEEZ!