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Friday 23 June 2017

Who Runs This Country Called Costa Rica?

(QCOSTARICA BLOGS) Here we are in the second period of the Solís administration and other than a lot...

Saretto Is Back!

(TICO BULL) The Saretto supermarket in Escazú has undergone an overhaul, renewing its image, giving its customers with...

PART II: “THE ABSURDITY OF TOURISM COSTA RICA STYLE”

We have already discussed, no I have said, that the perpetual tourist scheme is a losing proposition for...

[BLOG] Costa Rica’s Postal (Zip) Codes

TICO BULL - I thought to post a list of Costa Rica's postal code, no you didn't read...

[BLOG] The Presidental Elections: The Second Round

In Costa Rica, Presidential Elections are much more about personal power, than who is best to govern the...

What Time Is It? It’s Tico Time!

TICO BULL - Ha, (Ja in Spanish, not to be confused with Ya, which has totally different meaning)...

Please Explain?!

QCOSTARICA - A very frustrating situation from our of readers. I am: ALAN JAMES SEAMAN  (email, cedula and phone...

Costa Rica Social Control Through Promotion of Professional Sports and Personal Debt

QBLOGS - I’m not a promoter of conspiracy theories, but I believe the evidence to be overwhelming, that...

Bridge Making Machine Could Be THE ANSWER To Costa Rica’s Bridge Problems

TICO BULL - I hope this video reaches someone with common sense at the MOPT, the ministry the...

[BLOG] Say What?

QCOSTARICA BLOGS -I read in two periodicals including the narrative in the Tico Times regarding the plight and...

What Are The Expat Compromises Required To “Make-It” in Costa Rica?

(QCOSTARICA BLOG)  I have lived and worked in Costa Rica for seventeen years. I can say without a...

In Costa Rica, It Is OK To Drive And Kill

What the F is going? Are the criminal court judges of this country so out of touch with...

The GLOBAL Movement Towards Nationalism

QBLOG - There is no doubt in my mind, that given the dependence on international trade and the...

The FIFA Scandal: A Lesson in Socialization and Culture

(QCOSTARICA BLOG) The recent “take-down” of some very high profile FIFA Directors by the U.S. Authorities in Switzerland,...

[BLOG] Tico Hosers!

A recent study by the School of Statistics at the University of Costa Rica shows that six out...

BLOG: The Magna Carta Vs. The Reality Of Administration

CORRECTION:  As editor had the Turrialba volcano on my mind, ahead of my trip to Cartago today, when...

What’s With All The Drumming?

TICO BULL by Rico – If you are visiting or new to living in Costa Rica, you may...

TICO BULL: Christmas Trumps Halloween

TICO BULL - On my regular walk along the Avenida Central (the Bulevar), noticed many retailers with their...

WHY?

Q BLOGS - Once again President Luis Guillermo Solis is on a mission, or a jaunt to raise...

[BLOG] It Is Ironic!

QCOSTARICA BLOG - There is this annual event called Super Bowl which was held in Californa,February 7, 2016. Around...

No Soup For You!

TICO BULL by Rico – After almost 20 years of Costa Rica, I came across the latest annoying...

[BLOG] San Carlos, The Bridges Are Complete…Soon You Will Have Your Road

On her Facebook page, Presidenta Laura Chinchilla, tells us that after 30 years of planning and six administrations,...

The “Americanization of Costa Rica” Spills To The Family Courts

  Family Court judges order exaggerated amounts in support payments. TICO BULL – One of the more frequent complaints I...

Two Very Different “Gringo Gulches” in Costa Rica

A lot of the nightlife in San José, capital of Costa Rica, takes place in a section of...

The Great Taxi War – 2016

QBLOGS – The “reds” against the “orange”, the “pirates” against the deadly free lancers, yet authorized “porteadores” and...

Regulator Freezes Drops In Gasoline Prices

(TICO BULL by Rico) Just when I thought I had seen it all, here’s a new one: we...

Why Costa Rica?

QBLOGS - For many years we were the kids on the block bullied by the thugs to the...

In 2005 Costa Rica Tried To Block Skype. Now Uber!

TICOBULL - In an article in La Nacion Friday, blogger Pablo Fonseca, brings us back to 2005 when...

[BLOG] Had To Share This With You

TICOBULL - This story I felt compelled to be told, it is a heart wrenching story of several...

Why Aren’t Flights Diverted to the Liberia Airport????

TICO BULL - The closure of the San José (Juan Santamaria - SJO) international airport due to the...

Ebola: Liberia, Costa Rica and Liberia, Africa Are A LONG Way From Each Other!

TICO BULL - I can see the confusion, especially from the "geographically challenged" concerned about Ebola in...

What The F**k Happened To The Sabana Lake?

An aerial view of the La Sabana lakeTICO BULL by Rico – Any who has spent any time...

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Q COSTA RICA - Pay close attention, receiving erotic images of minors on your smartphone via apps such as WhatsApp could expose you to...

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Q COSTA RICA - Ever wonder, when grocery shopping at Automercado, Masxmenos or Pricesmart, for example, why Costa Ricans pick one product over another?...

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