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A Costa Rica eco-friendly, medicinal garden secret: Yellow Bells
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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A Costa Rica eco-friendly, medicinal garden secret: Yellow Bells

Ed Bernhardt - May 23, 2021

Here’s a colorful, tropical, native ornamental for your garden that doesn’t require dangerous pesticides or chemical fertilizers, nor lots of irrigation in the dry season. It’s called…

Legacy of Costa Rica Afro-Caribbean Immigrants in the 1930’s
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Legacy of Costa Rica Afro-Caribbean Immigrants in the 1930’s

Natasha Gordon-Chipembere - April 25, 2021

On two separate occasions over the last year, I have been asked for information about what life may have been like in Puerto Limón during the 1930s…

Costa Rica Multipurpose Patio Shrub – Malinche
Home Gardening
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Home Gardening
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Costa Rica Multipurpose Patio Shrub – Malinche

Ed Bernhardt - April 11, 2021

Here’s another attractive ornamental that’s a favorite Costa Rican backyard patio shrub. You’ll find malinche (Caesalpinia pulcherrima) growing in just about any barrio in the country. Its…

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, 2020

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,…

Ojalá: A Costa Rican sense of luck for the new year
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Archive
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Ojalá: A Costa Rican sense of luck for the new year

Raquel Chanto - December 31, 2019

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,…

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,…

Three Billboards Outside San José, Costa Rica: Can fish bring a country together?
Fishing
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Fishing
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Three Billboards Outside San José, Costa Rica: Can fish bring a country together?

Todd Staley - November 14, 2018

If you are driving from Juan Santamaría International Airport toward San José, you will pass two sets of billboards. Lettered in Spanish, the signs translate to English…

Wanderlust: embracing the world as an Afro-Tica
Musings from an Afro-Costa Rican
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Musings from an Afro-Costa Rican
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Wanderlust: embracing the world as an Afro-Tica

Natasha Gordon-Chipembere - January 30, 2018

Some of my favorite New Year´s words of advice from my Tica mother are, “Begin the new year traveling so that the following twelve months will be…

Costa Rica Wild Myths and Animal Legends
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica Wild Myths and Animal Legends

Lindsay Fendt - January 4, 2018

Long before hordes of tourists and biologists began flocking to Costa Rica for its amazing biodiversity, the country’s native peoples were the area’s first wildlife experts. Through close…

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,…

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