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Wednesday 23 August 2017

This Is The Car With The Most Expensive 2017 Marchamo

(TICO BULL by Rico) Owning a late model or new car in Costa Rica just doesn’t pay. Sure,...

Costa Rica Supermarket Merchandising Practices

(QBLOGS) I don’t think anyone would disagree, that the two top supermarket chains in Costa Rica are AutoMercado...

Colon Breaks 560. Prices At The Supermarket Continue To Rise.

(TICO BULL by Rico) Updating the dollar exchange rate on QCR I have seen the ‘venta’ (sell) up...

Pollution Source, Easy to Fix

(QBLOGS) We talk the talk but not the walk when it comes to creating an “echo friendly” and...

No Soup For You!

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

Café Con Cuerpo Hit By Criticism

The waitresses at Cafe con cuerpo on Thursday. In my opinion, “sexy but not vulgar!”TICO BULL by RICO...

Who Won The Taxi War?

(QBLOGS) The father of modern management, Dr. Peter F. Drucker in one of my lectures said, “The informal...

Moron Drivers

TICO BULL by Rico – The Q doesn’t normally report on traffic accidents. Impossible, not enough space on...

Donald Trump Labeled As “The Least Bad” Brings Back Memories of the “Menos Malo” of Costa Rica

TICO BULL by Rico – Tuning in to CNN  this morning, too depressing the local news about all...

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...

A Worrisome World!

QBLOGS - While we stop traffic in protest over one thing or another, spend lots of money that...

Shopping at Pricesmart in Costa Rica

TICO BULL by Rico – Often I get asked why I shop at Pricesmart. The answer is simple...

What The Reasoning Behind The Wealthy Choosing To Live In A Hotel?

Gran Hotel Costa Rica – San JoseTICO BULL by Rico – Being an avid reader of Quora, there...

What’s With All The Drumming?

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

Panama IS NOT Part of Central America. Or Is It?

Independence Day in Costa Rica . Photo from costaricalearn.comTICO BULL by Rico – Every so often the debate...

The eFax Trap!

TICO BULL by Rico – Who sends a fax anymore? I can’t remember the reason why but some...

TRAFFIC!

QBLOGS - Everywhere, every corner and every barrio there are thousands, but thousands of cars trying to make...

Don’t Get Ripped Off, Watch That Exchange Rate

(updated) TICO BULL by Rico – The local currency, the Colon, can be confusing to visitors, for many...

Does Public Healthcare (Caja) Deserve to Survive?

(QBLOGS) The Caja (Caja Costaricense del Seguro Social - CCSS) has tried and tried to provide quasi-public healthcare...

Will The Real Donald Trump Please Stand-Up?

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

Estate Planning Tips For Foreigners Living in Costa Rica

(QBLOGS) Most foreigners arriving to live and acquire assets in Costa Rica will already have a valid Will...

The Costa Rica Real Estate Market Explained

(QBLOGS) I have over twenty-eight years of combined experience as primarily a Real Estate Attorney, in both Canada...

The Great Taxi War – 2016

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

No Free Passes On The Ruta 27

  The Ruta 27 tolls at Escazu TICO BULL – How many times has this happened to you, with no...

It’s Never Happened Before

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

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 that I have lived...

August 2 Is A “No Paid” Holiday In Costa Rica.

(Rico's TICO BULL) Tuesday, August 2, is a holiday in Costa Rica, a day established in law for...

The Most Dangerous Roads In Costa Rica

(TICO BULL) A Youtube video by The Talko  listing the 10 most dangerous roads in the world inspired...

How to Filter Google Search Results By Date, Relevance

Has this ever happened to you? You are searching Google, let's say you're looking for Pinterest tips, but...

What Are The Consideraions For Costa Rica Being Your Best Latin American Offshore Retirement Destination?

I’ve lived in Costa Rica for the past eighteen years, I’m naturalized as a Costa Rican Citizen (I...

Sundays And Statutory Holidays – Days “To Get Things Done” Tico Style

After eighteen “fun-filled” years of living in Costa Rica, I’ve had an opportunity to witness many differing social...

Ice Cream So Close You Can Taste It

From TICO BULL - Uber customers can have an ice cream delivered to them on Friday. In 400...

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One At A Time Please!

One at a time please. This occurred on Monday in Cartago. Photo by Ruta Alterna

Removing Statues of Violent Bigots? Start with Che

Rosario is Argentina's second oldest city. Located by the Paraná river, it is the home of hard-working people, a busy port, the national flag...

Floods and disappearances after rains in Panama

In sectors such as La Gallinaza and Pedregal, some ravines have overflowed. People do their best to save their belongings. In Las Acacias, cars...

Costa Rica’s Agroexports Keep Slight Advantage Over Medical Devices

QCR BUSINESS - The value of exports from the agricultural sector remains slightly as the main generator of foreign exchange in the country, despite...

Nicaragua’s Teen Pregnancy Epidemic

Imagine you’re a 15-year-old girl. One day, you’re hanging out at home when an older man comes by. He tells your parents he’s a...

Why Savvy Fliers Fly To The Canadian North To Go To Europe or Asia

Q TRAVEL - One of the best ways and at times more economical to go east to Europe or west to Asia now is...

The Solar Eclipse 2017 From Costa Rica

Some 300 people gathered at the University of Costa Rica (UCR) planetarium to spectacular coast-to-coast partial eclipse (20%) in Costa Rica occurring shortly after 1...

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Anne Hathaway’s Leaked Personal Pictures Go Viral

American actress Anne Hathaway is the latest celebrity to fall victim to the hackers, who shamelessly filtered the intimate photos of the actress with...

Man Killed In Monday Morning Shootout in Escazu Was Wanted In Canada

Q COSTA RICA - It was 7:20am, two men outside the Mountview private school in Guachipelin de Escazu, dressed in tracksuits are exercising, two...

10 Countries Reputed As The Ultimate Place For Sex Tourism (Guess Who Isn’t?)

QCOSTARICA - Normally, tourists travel abroad to visit famous landmarks, culture or do fun things. Also there is a group of tourists who travel...

Argentina: 128-Year-Old Man Claims He’s Hitler

Q JOURNAL - An allegedly 128-year-old man in Salta, Argentina has announced he is in fact former Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, and has spent...

Four Years Later, China-Backed Nicaragua Canal Is Paralyzed Or About To Die

TODAY NICARAGUA - The Nicaragua Interoceanic Canal project is either paralyzed, or nonexistent. In June 2013, the Nicaraguan National Assembly passed Law 840, which authorized...

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