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4 life lessons best learned by living abroad
Lifestyle
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Lifestyle
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4 life lessons best learned by living abroad

Katherine Stanley - October 11, 2017

Based on remarks to wonderful staff members, volunteers and friends of AFS Costa Rica in San José on Sept. 29. I’ve spent a number of years and…

If you are an ‘expat,’ or thinking about ‘expatriating,’ think about this
Business
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Business
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If you are an ‘expat,’ or thinking about ‘expatriating,’ think about this

Stanley Foodman - September 30, 2016

Thinking about giving up your U.S. citizenship pending the results of the presidential election in November? Concerned because you have been an “expat” for a long time…

VIDEO: Holalola captures Costa Rican life with wit and whimsy
Artists
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Artists
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VIDEO: Holalola captures Costa Rican life with wit and whimsy

The Tico Times - July 18, 2016

First things first: Lola is not the name of the designer behind Holalola, which is quickly becoming one of Costa Rica’s most recognizable brands. Her name is…

Desamparados, 1984 and Prince: A Tribute
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Desamparados, 1984 and Prince: A Tribute

Natasha Gordon-Chipembere - June 4, 2016

It has been just over a month since the sudden, shocking death of Prince Rogers Nelson, who I believe was one of the greatest musicians of all…

VIDEO: This is how you cup coffee
Business
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Business
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VIDEO: This is how you cup coffee

Zach Dyer and Lindsay Fendt - May 26, 2016

Ever wondered how the experts know good café when they taste it? When judges traveled to Costa Rica from all over the world to award the Cup of…

The Tico Times event gives inside look at — and taste of — local craft beer scene
Business
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Business
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The Tico Times event gives inside look at — and taste of — local craft beer scene

Michael Krumholtz - May 16, 2016

The Tico Times' first public event, which took place Saturday at the old Steinvorth bar in downtown San José, brought together key figures in the local craft…

What’s new this year in US expat taxes
Business
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Business
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What’s new this year in US expat taxes

Kaitlin M. Krozel - April 15, 2016

While it’s nearly impossible to master the U.S. tax code, you don’t need to be a guru on the subject to demonstrate to your friends how up-to-date…

San José streets empty for Semana Santa
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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San José streets empty for Semana Santa

Lindsay Fendt - March 26, 2016

The usually jam-packed Avenida Segunda sits empty on Good Friday. It may not be the beach, but as Central Valley residents spill out of the city for…

Food companies in Costa Rica pledge to reduce salt in products
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Food companies in Costa Rica pledge to reduce salt in products

L. Arias - March 25, 2016

Leaders of the Costa Rica Food Industry Chamber (CACIA) have agreed to reduce average salt/sodium levels by 15 percent in their products by 2018. Health Minister Fernando Llorca…

Costa Rica ranks among healthiest, most comfortable retirement destinations
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica ranks among healthiest, most comfortable retirement destinations

L. Arias - March 8, 2016

Costa Rica is a top option for a healthy, comfortable retirement, according to two recent surveys. The country ranked fourth overall in International Living’s 2016 list of Best Countries to Retire. It…

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