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5 questions for a U.S. painter and writer in Costa Rica
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Artists
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5 questions for a U.S. painter and writer in Costa Rica

Amanda Zúñiga - December 4, 2016

"Following vivid dreams and color signposts, she left New Mexico at the height of the 2008 U.S. financial crisis for a life she could never have planned…

Meet Sarai González, the inspiring Tica in Bomba Estéreo’s “Soy Yo” video
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Artists
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Meet Sarai González, the inspiring Tica in Bomba Estéreo’s “Soy Yo” video

Elizabeth Lang - October 26, 2016

If you've sampled social media at any time during the past couple of months, you've probably tapped your toes to “Soy Yo” (“I'm Me”). The music video for…

Expats in Costa Rica happiest in the world, says new poll
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Expats in Costa Rica happiest in the world, says new poll

Michael Krumholtz - September 5, 2016

Costa Rica ranked very high in yet another international survey in terms of quality of life and ease of settling in for foreign residents. The Expat Insider…

Expats hold mass wedding to bypass Costa Rica’s ‘discriminatory’ paperwork requirement
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Costa Rica
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Expats hold mass wedding to bypass Costa Rica’s ‘discriminatory’ paperwork requirement

Michael Krumholtz - February 15, 2016

ATENAS, Alajuela -- "Miller?" a woman holding a long list called out. "They're here somewhere," a voice called back from the dense crowd. "I don't know where exactly…

No love scenes allowed: P.D.A. across borders
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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No love scenes allowed: P.D.A. across borders

Raquel Chanto - August 24, 2015

See also: Save the date - a Costa Rican abroad encounters social calendars I recently moved back from the United States to a Spanish-speaking country. While walking…

Roommates: a strange concept for Ticos, but are we missing out?
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Roommates: a strange concept for Ticos, but are we missing out?

Raquel Chanto - June 29, 2015

Sometime between cave dwelling and Airbnb, human beings managed to develop not just the concept of private property but also the notion of private space. We developed…

Costa Rica takes New York: Gala evening supports new expat mentoring program
Events
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Events
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Costa Rica takes New York: Gala evening supports new expat mentoring program

Adriane Gelpi - June 3, 2015

On the streets of midtown Manhattan, another cloudy, muggy mid-week work day was wrapping up.  Inside one event space, however, a very colorful Tico scene was just…

The measure of an expat: how many ‘varas’ in a mile?
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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The measure of an expat: how many ‘varas’ in a mile?

Raquel Chanto - June 1, 2015

See also: Going out on 'un date' - the cultural quirks of romance A couple of years ago, my family and I took a road trip in…

Patriotism abroad: loving one culture while embracing another
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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Patriotism abroad: loving one culture while embracing another

Raquel Chanto - April 18, 2015

For anyone who grew up in Alajuela, April conjures up images of flag-filled parades, where the humming of the drums and the whistling of the flutes merge…

Food choices, then and now: from Guayabitas to cage-free eggs
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Food choices, then and now: from Guayabitas to cage-free eggs

Raquel Chanto - March 16, 2015

Recommended: Save the date – a Costa Rican abroad encounters social calendars Childhood is a country of its own. It is a place with a particular set of…

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