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Wednesday 23 August 2017

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Who Goes To Carl’s

TICO BULL – Waiting an appointment around Cariari, around lunch time and time to kill, decided to have...

Why Are There No Uber Women Drivers In Costa Rica?

  from TICO BULL - Everybody by now knows what Uber is. But can you quickly make a mental...

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...

Hacienda (Taxman) Ups Again “Tax Value” On Vehicles

  In an attempt of a cash grab, the Ministerio de Hacienda (Tax Department) seems to be up to...

My Cuba Visit is Over, The Q Is Back!

I am back from my visit to Cuba and will be updating QCostarica.com in full starting today. Cuba is...

Why There is No Q This Week. Well Kind Of.

Dear readers of the Q, I am currently in Cuba, where Internet connection is limited. Wi-Fi (weefee as...

“Stop Calling Luis Guillermo Solis An Idiot”, Letter On Facebook Urges Costa Ricans To Look In The Mirror First

  Letter on Faecbook urges people to stop calling President Luis Guillermo Solis an idiot and to look in...

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...

San Jose 1910. A Simpler Time. (Video)

QBLOGS - The video by Costa Rica Antigua E Inedita gives a glimpse of simpler time in San...

Uber Actually Makes Public Transit Better, But Mostly for the Rich

QCOSTARICA -While in Costa Rica the debate over the legality (or illegality) of Uber continues, an article in...

[BLOG] Costa Rica Has Changed, But More The Type of Foreigners That Are Here Now

TICO BULL - For those of us who have been in Costa Rica for a long time, almost...

[BLOG] I Have The Solution To Reducing Accidents At Train Crossings

TICO BULL - I believe I have the solution to ending, or at least reducing, the number of...

[BLOG] Universal Basic Income For Costa Rica?

(TICO BULL) Could it work in Costa Rica, universal basic income, to reduce poverty? The general concept of basic...

Why Ticos Are Called Ticos

TICO BULL - What is "Tico"? is a great article by Jennifer Rich on Ticolingo.com, about the origin...
A taxi driver holds a sign which reads "No Uber, out", during a protest against car-sharing service Uber.

Costa Rica Taxi Drivers Could Take A Lesson

TICO BULL - Costa Rica taxi drivers could take a lesson from their counterparts in Toronto, who facing...

Have Taxis Have Lost The War Against Uber?

TICO BULL - An article by Carepicha Blog tells why the formal taxis (red taxis) are their worst...

Happy New(s) Year!

Happy new(s) year to everyone. I want to thank everyone for a great 2015, thanks to you we've...

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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...

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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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