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Ojalá: A Costa Rican sense of luck
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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Ojalá: A Costa Rican sense of luck

Raquel Chanto - December 31, 2018

As the clock strikes midnight and the fireworks light up the night sky, thousands of Costa Rican families will have prepared for the rituals that, for generations,…

Dueling anthems: ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ and ‘Hermosa Bandera’
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Dueling anthems: ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ and ‘Hermosa Bandera’

Robert Isenberg - July 4, 2018

Here’s how the story goes: In 1852, President Juan Rafael Mora Porras was about to receive delegates from Great Britain and the United States. Costa Rica was…

Why aren’t eggs refrigerated at Costa Rican grocery stores?
Business
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Business
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Why aren’t eggs refrigerated at Costa Rican grocery stores?

The Tico Times - April 17, 2018

Walking down the refrigerated aisle of the grocery store you’ll find milk, cheese, and … wait, no eggs? Many people from the United States are used to finding…

Ojalá: A Costa Rican sense of luck
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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Ojalá: A Costa Rican sense of luck

Raquel Chanto - December 29, 2017

As the clock strikes midnight and the fireworks light up the night sky on Sunday, thousands of Costa Rican families will have prepared for the rituals that,…

Add some Costa Rican love to your Thanksgiving table
Dining and Nightlife
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Dining and Nightlife
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Add some Costa Rican love to your Thanksgiving table

Adrián Obando and Katherine Stanley - November 23, 2017

Gone are the days when Thanksgiving-lovers in Costa Rica could only dream of pumpkin pie or cranberry sauce. So many imported foods are available at supermarket chains…

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

Katherine Stanley - September 21, 2017

Recommended: Leave your wheels at home for Car Free Day 2017  Every year since I became a mom, I’ve tried to spend one month in the States with…

Becoming Costa Rican: 5 new Ticas celebrate Independence Day
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Becoming Costa Rican: 5 new Ticas celebrate Independence Day

Paula Álvarez - September 15, 2017

At first glance, the First Lady of the Republic, a writer from Tennessee, an Australian small-business owner, a Honduran student, and an eight-month-old baby girl living in…

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?

Katherine Stanley - September 13, 2017

See also: You can't speak Spanish without huevos What’s the sound of one hand clapping? In Costa Rica, it’s a delicious little snap-snap-snap made by holding the…

How to beat the rainy season with kids
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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How to beat the rainy season with kids

Jill Replogle and Katherine Stanley - September 8, 2017

Updated from the original version published on Oct. 14, 2015. I come from dry places. I am relatively new at motherhood. I am relatively new to Costa…

Dollar exchange rate down following Central Bank’s intervention announcement
Business
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Business
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Dollar exchange rate down following Central Bank’s intervention announcement

L. Arias - May 26, 2017

The Central Bank of Costa Rica (BCCR) will intervene in the foreign exchange market in order to curb the sustained hike in the exchange rate of the…

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