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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 27, 2015

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What Costa Rica taught me about motherhood, whether I like it or not
Maeology
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Maeology
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What Costa Rica taught me about motherhood, whether I like it or not

The Tico Times - August 15, 2015

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Brush up your bathroom Spanish: a truly crappy language lesson
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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Brush up your bathroom Spanish: a truly crappy language lesson

The Tico Times - July 20, 2015

“What’s so funny?” my husband asked as I cleaned coffee off our morning paper – the coffee I’d just spit up all over the page. I read…

The cure for grumbling expats: un granito de arena
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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The cure for grumbling expats: un granito de arena

The Tico Times - June 15, 2015

My husband and I sat next to a moonlit pool and had a depressing conversation. As we sipped our beers and watched a midnight rainstorm move in…

Shall I compare thee to … a monkey with a plastic banana?
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Shall I compare thee to … a monkey with a plastic banana?

The Tico Times - May 18, 2015

If I had to choose, I'd say that the most colorful turns of phrase in the languages I know and love can be found in their comparisons. To the…

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

The Tico Times - May 4, 2015

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On tweeting and twitteando: Should we resist when languages change?
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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On tweeting and twitteando: Should we resist when languages change?

The Tico Times - April 20, 2015

Recommended: La horma de mi zapato - on love and taxis As a political observer, I have found living in Costa Rica to be hugely freeing. In…

Guaro: a primer
Dining and Nightlife
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Dining and Nightlife
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Guaro: a primer

The Tico Times - March 17, 2015

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La horma de mi zapato: On love and taxis
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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La horma de mi zapato: On love and taxis

The Tico Times - March 2, 2015

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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 - February 2, 2015

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