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March 6, 2019

It’s hard to explain to people back home that Costa Rica doesn’t have a postal system quite like other countries. How many times has a friend insisted on sending you a wedding invitation and asked for your address. You live where? Why is Taco Bell in your address?

But Costa Rica has had a national mail system since 1839, and Correos de Costa Rica likely had a hand in delivering this 1898 postcard depicting San José.

Read more about Costa Rica’s postal system:

Featured photo via Carlos Teixidor Cadenas via the Wikimedia Commons public domain.


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