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The USD…

Once again it is time to consider the US dollar as the one currency...

[OP-ED] Where Oh Where Has All the Business Gone?

We could not wait to vote for “change” and that’s what we have. This...

[BLOG] Life In Costa Rica Is A Gamble

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Track Any Flight, Any Time, Anywhere, in Real Time

On my third day without television (or cable internet connection) I started getting creative...

Corruption And Promotion of Chaos in Government by Costa Rica’s Ruling Class

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BLOG: A Great Espresso, Where To Find it, How to Make It

If you are like me and love a great cup of coffee there is...

“Yes and “No”

(QCOSTARICA BLOG) Both Expats and Locals (Ticos) passionately argue or debate about everything possible....

The U.S.A. Is Not America!

Invariably, in gatherings of Americans, Ticos and other Latins, the subject of what is...

How Many Does It Take to Read The Electricity Meter?

  TICO BULL -- While regulations for newer construction require the electricity meter (medidor in...

[BLOG] Shift of Traditional Role Of Women in Costa Rica

Undeniably "machismo" is an integral part of Costa Rican and Latin society in general,...

It’s Never Happened Before

  (TICO BULL) The hooligans, also known as official taxi drivers or ‘taxistas’ in Spanish...

OP-ED: What or Who Should You Believe?

When it comes to politics, our true national sport, it comes down to a...

[BLOG] Costa Rican Educational System Rests in Peace

Saying good bye is not easy. I have never been through such a harsh...

Take it Easy, Get Used to A Slower Pace of Life!

QCOSTARICA BLOGS - As the saying goes, “In the U.S. you die of stress...

[BLOG] Taking Care of Business – in San Jose.

So, we took a little road trip to San José the other day.  San...

“The Real San José” is back

Earlier this year I had a number of technical problems with my website, "The...

[BLOG] All Bets For Costa Rica To Beat Greece, Advance To Quarter Finals

COSTA RICA BLOG - In two days the Ticos face one of the easier...

[BLOG] POLITICAL CORRECTNESS TRUMPS THE TRUTH

COSTA RICA BLOG - I grew-up in Canada in the 1950’s and 60’s, when...

ANIMALS ARE PUT ON EARTH TO BREAK OUR HEARTS!

We, my wife and myself, are consummate lovers of animals and they tend to...

[BLOG] It Is Ironic!

QCOSTARICA BLOG - There is this annual event called Super Bowl which was held...

The U.S. Used Costa Rica. So What?

So the U.S. used Costa Rica, and I suspect paid that country, it people,...

End of Real Estate…….

The Legislative Assembly, our answer to Congress, is looking favorably and closely to charging...

When Will The Transito Put An End To Street Racing (Piques)?

Rico's TICO BULL - It is midnight, one, sometimes even two in the morning,...

“Sugar Babies”, A Trend Sweeing North America Always Been A Way of Life in Costa Rica

TICO BULL - While reading several articles about the phenomenon that is sweeping the...

Mexican Comedian Proposes Costa Rica Hire EL Chapo Engineers To Fix the “Platina” Bridge

(TICO BULL) Costa Rica's roads are world known, and the "Platina" bridge of the...

[OP-ED] DO THOSE WITH THE MOST COURAGE HAVE RIGHT of WAY?

While it appears like that on the surface, the eleven tragic deaths so far...

Condo Living in Costa Rica – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

(QBLOGS) Let me start by saying for the last twelve of the eighteen years...

Will The Real Donald Trump Please Stand-Up?

QBLOGS - I’m a Canadian/ Costa Rican (naturalized) and I won’t be voting in...

[OP-ED] SO FAR….???

OP-ED - In 2010 I wrote a strong defense of the newly elected president,...

Beware Of ‘Quick News’; Check The Facts

WHERE I STAND. We are consuming media and news in a manner that lacks...

I’ll Take Any Day The “Ferreteria” Over EPA !

TICOBULL - The large, Home Depot style of retail store in Costa Rica, EPA,...

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