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The bird who rules Costa Rica, and the language of rain
Maeology
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Maeology
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The bird who rules Costa Rica, and the language of rain

The Tico Times - November 14, 2017

It was still pitch black when I sat up in bed, thoroughly annoyed. “What is that damned noise?” I asked my husband, on whom the incredible din…

Costa Rica, The Quiz: Part II
Maeology
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Maeology
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Costa Rica, The Quiz: Part II

Shannon Farley - October 2, 2017

It's a big day for our "Maeology" column, which celebrates language and culture in Costa Rica: our first guest post! When Atenas-based writer and Tico Times reader…

A tale of two Costa Ricas: hope, inequality and an hour on the train
Maeology
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Maeology
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A tale of two Costa Ricas: hope, inequality and an hour on the train

Katherine Stanley - September 24, 2017

Recommended: Costa Rica is for lovers - the affectionate language of daily life Considering how much I love the idea of trains in general, and San José’s…

La nave: the joys and mysteries of San José buses
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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La nave: the joys and mysteries of San José buses

The Tico Times - September 21, 2017

Recommended: Leave your wheels at home for Car Free Day 2017  Every year since I became a mom, I’ve tried to spend one month in the States with…

Costa Rica, The Quiz: How much has your adopted country changed you?
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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Costa Rica, The Quiz: How much has your adopted country changed you?

The Tico Times - September 13, 2017

See also: You can't speak Spanish without huevos What’s the sound of one hand clapping? In Costa Rica, it’s a delicious little snap-snap-snap made by holding the…

Where does ‘brete’ come from?
Love in Translation
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Love in Translation
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Where does ‘brete’ come from?

The Tico Times - September 4, 2017

See also: Costa Rica is for lovers - the affectionate language of daily life It's Labor Day in the United States, the long weekend that marks the…

Why learning another language keeps us young
Maeology
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Maeology
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Why learning another language keeps us young

The Tico Times - June 4, 2017

Recommended: What Costa Rica taught me about motherhood, whether I like it or not When you’re tuckered out from a long day using Costa Rican slang at…

A room of our own: Costa Rican choteo and Virginia Woolf
Love in Translation
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Love in Translation
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A room of our own: Costa Rican choteo and Virginia Woolf

The Tico Times - May 9, 2017

See also: Costa Rica is for lovers - the affectionate language of daily life When I worked in English-language education and visited an advanced young-adult class in…

Costa Rica is for lovers: the affectionate language of daily life
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Costa Rica is for lovers: the affectionate language of daily life

The Tico Times - February 12, 2017

Read more: La horma de mi zapato – on love and taxis As a U.S. citizen living in Costa Rica, I’m thinking of this Valentine’s Day almost…

Help The Tico Times celebrate Valentine’s Day by sharing your story
Books
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Books
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Help The Tico Times celebrate Valentine’s Day by sharing your story

Tico Times Staff - February 7, 2017

This year, The Tico Times has renewed its commitment to celebrating Costa Rica's rich diversity, immigrant communities and multicultural families. And now, with the Day of Love…