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Costa Rica Expat Living: I Practice Road Tranquility

A few years ago, I was on the receiving end of the only “road rage” incident I have experienced in over 20 years in...

Costa Rica Expat Living: Mr. Green

I was caretaking the mansion of my friend Carlton while he accompanied his obscenely wealthy family on another jaunt around the world. The mansion...

When the Best Monkey Falls from the Tree

There is a Costa Rican expression my wife likes to use when I am overconfident about a situation:  El mejor mono cae del zapote.  The best...

Costa Rica Expat Life: Political Correctness Not Spoken Here

When it comes to using a word or nickname to describe another person, the average Costa Rican is refreshingly un-politically correct. An overweight guy...

Costa Rica Expat Life: The Body in the Road

It was the end of a long summer day in the tourism business. I lived 10 km inland from the ocean, and was on...

Tourism in Costa Rica that Dare not Speak its Name

I was seated in the bar of a downtown San Jose hotel, waiting for friends to arrive.An attractive young woman took the seat next...

The Score: An Expat’s Story about Cannabis in Costa Rica

With Costa Rica’s new president on board with marijuana legalization, my thoughts went back to late 1990. It was my first month in Costa...

Costa Rica Expat Life: La Pobrecita

Recently I was driving from Dominical to Quepos, on the Costenara highway. My first 20 yearsin Costa Rica, this 40km stretch was unpaved, a...

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