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Thursday 17 August 2017

What is Costa Rica?

QBLOGS / Costa Rica (Pura Vida) is an enigma. It is caught or brought itself somewhere between capitalism...

BLOG: Watch The Translation!

Had a great laugh with my dear friend Judith the other night when she showed me her latest...

And Who……?

Q OPINION - Now that we finally have a law which protects animals, especially important to locals who...

Words To Live By: “I Am Not Poor”, José “Pepe” Mujica

TICO BULL TIC- José Alberto "Pepe" Mujica Cordano (born 20 May 1935) has been President of Uruguay since...

[BLOG] MIS— USE OF CELL PHONES BY COSTA RICAN PROFESSIONALS

I have lived in Costa Rica for almost seventeen years and practiced law as a Costa Rica Lawyer...

PROFESSIONAL SPORTS; STIFLING CRITICAL THOUGHT

I am not a sports fanatic. Not only am I not a sports fanatic, I possess an apathy...

[BLO] The Q Is Here To Stay!

It all started Sunday morning after a server upgrade, the site went down for more than 24 hours...

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...

[BLOG] The Only Good News Last Week

President Solis has come out of the closet and said he would not ever run for president again. Based...

[BLOG] North American Traditions Adopted by Costa Ricans

One of the unfortunate things I have found about Costa Rican Society is the need by the educated...

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...

Put it Under the Mattress – Or Spend it!

Q BLOGS - It is really hard not to join the global news outlets and write something about...

What Can We Expect, Indeed

(TICO BULL) I have been driving since I was 16, more than 40 years now. I have driven...

In Costa Rica, “MAC” Means Art

QCOSTA RICA - It is surprising how many expats don't realize that Costa Rica has an art museum....

[BLOG] A Brief History of the Banana in Costa Rica

I start each and every day with a banana. But, not until now have I ever asked myself...

[BLOG] It Was Too Good To Be True!

Are you disappointed that Disney is not coming to Costa Rica? Don't be, it was never ours to...

[BLOG] The Presidente Ah Speek da Inglish! (VIDEO)

COSTA RICA BLOG - I have been following the rise of  Luis Guillermo Solís, now president, in the...

BLOG: Costa Rica Immigration Singling Out Americans? Tell Me It Isn’t So.

In the past year I have heard over and over and confirmed by emails and entry stamps how...

Creeks Turn Into Open Sewers (Photos)

TICO BULL - As many of you know I recently moved to Piedades de Santa Ana, west of...

No Soup For You!

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

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

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

Please Explain?!

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

It’s Vacation Time (In Costa Rica)

It’s vacation time in Costa Rica. Archive photo. Empty streets, no line at the banks and supermarkets a breeze...

[OP-ED] IS LIFE IN PURA VIDA TOO COMPLICATED?

Costa Rica, also known as the land of Pura Vida, is supposed to be kicked back, take your...

One Step Closer to New World Order

QBLOGS, by Rafael Stumbo Tarasco, guest columnist -  You may not know this, but Costa Rica is a...

Retirees Beware: Coche Bomba (Car Bomb) Will Soon Explode in Zapote’s Bull Ring!

COSTA RICA LIVING - Judging by the title of this blog one would think that we have terrorism...

And Then The Promises, Real or Imagined, Left Costa Rica

Thursday is a heavy discussion day with my clients. It last up to six hours and the topics...

GOING, GOING…GONE!

A week ago we celebrated the swan song of Partido Liberación Nacional (PLN) from eight long, really long...

[BLOG] 9am:Life is Normal Around La Sabana. Sure To Change In A Few Hours!

OK, it's  Friday morning and the big game is on tonight. Living close to the stadium, the air...

[BLOG] Societal Differences in Costa Rica

There needs to be no doubt, that distinct differences exist between the Societies of Canada and the U.S.,...

The “Redondeo”

I rarely pay close attention to my cellular telephone bill that I get from the Instituto Costarricense de...

A Little More Applause, Please

(QCOSTARICA BLOGS) - Not enough is being said about Costa Rica’s Special Olympic Team and the results of...

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Two Costa Ricans Suffered “Minor Injuries” In the Barcelona ‘Terrorist’ Attack

Q COSTA RICA - Two young Costa Rican women (Ticas), studying in Barcelona, Spain, were "injured" in the terrorist attack that shook Barcelona Thursday...

2017 Tamarindo Art Wave set for November

The Tamarindo Art Foundation, a non-profit NGO with big goals for the community, is in the early stages of planning this year’s Tamarindo Art...

When in Guanacaste, You Can’t Miss A Visit To The Rincon de la Vieja

Just outside of Costa Rica's northwest capital of Liberia, where you'll find Daniel Oduber International Airport, is Rincon de la Vieja National Park, a...

Quick Driver’s Licensing Process For Foreigners (And Ticos) On Tuesdays and Wendesdays

If you are a foreigner who lives in Costa Rica and have a driver's license of another country, you can obtain a Costa Rican...

By Any Means Necessary: Refugees Fleeing Violence in Central America

Women and children from Central America began arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border in unprecedented numbers during the summer of 2014. Referring to the “urgent...

Unstoppable Smuggling in the Northern Triangle

Guatemalan businessmen are demanding stricter laws to combat the illegal entry of goods from Mexico, which are now being sold in El Salvador and...

Downtown San Jose Through The Eyes of Ronald Duran Martinez

All photo from Facebook page  https://www.facebook.com/ronald.duranmartinez

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