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Thursday 19 October 2017

10 Pro Tips To Help Donald Trump Become A Great ‘Third-World’ Dictator

(TICO BULL by Rico) I wanted to share this great article by Tim Rogers, former editor of The...

If Only One Nicaraguan Showed Up To Vote, Who Would Win? Rosario

TICO BULL by Rico – While global attention is on the elections in the United States, a very...

San Jose Already Has A Charge To Enter Its Vehicular Restriction

(TICO BULL by Rico) The ministry of Non Transport and Public Works (NO-MOPT) is considering charging a “toll”...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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