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Understanding Spanish-language media when learning about the coronavirus
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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Understanding Spanish-language media when learning about the coronavirus

Christopher Howard - April 21, 2020

Over the past several months, we have introduced you, dear reader, to  tiquismos and costarriqueñismos as part of our "Tico Talk" series. Check out the previous installments here.…

Ten Costa Rican expressions for retired expats and tourists
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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Ten Costa Rican expressions for retired expats and tourists

Christopher Howard - March 3, 2020

You can’t call yourself fluent in Costa Rican Spanish unless you understand its slang. Over the past several weeks, we have introduced you, dear reader, to tiquismos and…

How accurately does “Jurassic Park” describe Costa Rica?
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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How accurately does “Jurassic Park” describe Costa Rica?

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 17, 2020

“Jurassic Park” gets a bad rap from many Costa Ricans. The story of John Hammond and his dinosaur island is set in Costa Rica. But the 1993…

Tico Talk: 12 expressions for expats and tourists
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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Tico Talk: 12 expressions for expats and tourists

Christopher Howard - January 11, 2020

You can’t call yourself fluent in Costa Rican Spanish unless you understand its slang. Over the past several weeks, we have introduced you, dear reader, to tiquismos and…

Tico Talk for expats and tourists: Part 11
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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Tico Talk for expats and tourists: Part 11

Christopher Howard - November 23, 2019

You can’t call yourself fluent in Costa Rican Spanish unless you understand its slang. Over the past several weeks, we have introduced you, dear reader, to tiquismos and…

Photos: Inside the Museum of Costa Rican Art in San José
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Arts & Culture
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Photos: Inside the Museum of Costa Rican Art in San José

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 25, 2019

An oasis of green in San José, La Sabana is the perfect place to catch a breath of fresh air in Costa Rica's largest city. The urban…

Tico Talk for expats and tourists: Part 10
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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Tico Talk for expats and tourists: Part 10

Christopher Howard - October 16, 2019

You can’t call yourself fluent in Costa Rican Spanish unless you understand its slang. Over the past several weeks, we have introduced you, dear reader, to tiquismos and…

Library on wheels: How the Huellas Gastronomic and Cultural Festival is bringing the Imagination Bus to reality
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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Library on wheels: How the Huellas Gastronomic and Cultural Festival is bringing the Imagination Bus to reality

Nate Doughty - October 8, 2019

LA FORTUNA, Alajuela — The Imagination Bus, an old and dark cyan former school bus, is parked alongside the outside walls of La Fortuna’s former bull fighting…

Tico Talk for expats and tourists: Part 9
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Arts & Culture
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Tico Talk for expats and tourists: Part 9

Christopher Howard - September 27, 2019

You can’t call yourself fluent in Costa Rican Spanish unless you understand its slang. Over the past several weeks, we have introduced you, dear reader, to tiquismos and…

Tico Talk for expats and tourists: Part 8
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Arts & Culture
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Tico Talk for expats and tourists: Part 8

Christopher Howard - September 12, 2019

You can’t call yourself fluent in Costa Rican Spanish unless you understand its slang. Over the past several weeks, we have introduced you, dear reader, to tiquismos and…