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Friday 23 June 2017

Please Explain?!

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

Costa Rica’s Postal Codes. Yes, The Country Has A Postal Code System. Believe Me, It Does.

TICO BULL - Have you ever found yourself filling out an online form with your Costa Rica address,...

Never As Bad As This!

TICO BULL - This is 'Tico Culture' at its finest, the conversion of the fountain clock on Avenida Central,...

TICO BULL - The other day I am sitting around with a group of friends, talking about life...

OPINION: It’s Just Wrong To Blame The Woman

TICOBULL - In the last couple of days the social has been buzzing with the news of a...

Track Any Flight, Any Time, Anywhere, in Real Time

On my third day without television (or cable internet connection) I started getting creative about my time. Strangely...

Solis Wants To Solve The Middle East Conflict

TICO BULL - Giving up on fixing the problems in Ticolandia, Luis Guillermo Solis is on a new...

Uber Fails Gringa

  TICOBULL - While surfing the internet came across this article on the Costa Rican Bargain Hunter by Dolores...

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)...

Some Of The Most Absurd Things About Modern Life!

This question was posed on Quora, one of my all time favourite websites, where you get to read...

Costa Rica is a Hurricane-free Zone

TICO BULL - To all my friends and family up north, I am fine. In Costa Rica we...

UCR Students Practice Becoming Public Employees

Q: Why did the Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR) take to the streets in protest on Thursday? A: It...

SJO and SJC, Two Cities, Similar Code, Worlds Apart

TICO BULL - I can just see it now, a Brit gets on a plane headed for Pura...

Let Canadians Vote! Constitutional challenge failed.

TICOBULL - This is for Canadians only living in Costa Rica (and anywhere but Canada). Your help is...

The World Economy Explained With Just Two Cows

TICOBULL - This Is So Accurate It Hurts. Found this on tickld.com, thought I was worth sharing it....

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...

Alien Invasion of Costa Rica?

QCOSTARICA  via TICO BULL - An impressive sight, the cloud formation Sunday afternoon (Agusut 16), over Escazu. At first...

Mediocrity At Its best!

TICO BULL - Mediocrity at its best. Our minister of Finance, Helio Fallas, talking about the country's production...

Utility Poles In The Middle Of The Street, A Common Practice In The Land of Pura Via

Not that this could happen only in Costa Rica, utility posts in the middle of the street, like...

I’m At 10 And Loving It!

Unless you are living in some remote corner of Costa Rica, or Jacó, you will know that Windows...

“So You Know” The Mexicans Can Win With No Penalty Kick

(TICO BULL) In case you were wondering who won the Gold Cup (Copa de Oro), duh, who else?...

Costa Ricans, Panamanians, The Same. But Different.

(TICO BULL) Besides being neighbours, Costa Ricans and Panamanians are the same. But are they? This difference is very...

Are Americans Living In Costa Rica For More Than 180 Days Not Covered By Medicare Back Home?

(TICO BULL) Not being an American the world of Medicare (United States) that provides health insurance to millions...

Air Panama Has A Great Deal From San Jose To Panama. But is it?

(TICO BULL) Air Panama wants our business, offering cheap flights from San Jose, Costa Rica, to Panama City,...

Avoid Getting Kidnapped At Gunpoint (Bajonazo) In Costa Rica

(TICO BULL) Came across this great article by Sarah Barker on FITTISH.com about the dangers of travelling in...

Mexican Comedian Proposes Costa Rica Hire EL Chapo Engineers To Fix the “Platina” Bridge

(TICO BULL) Costa Rica's roads are world known, and the "Platina" bridge of the autopista General Cañas in...

Why Do We Need the Chinese To Build Our Road To The Caribbean?

(TICO BULL) Am I missing something here? I just finished reporting a story where the Nicaraguans have signed...

Saretto Is Back!

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

Donald Trump, You’re Fired! But…

(TICO BULL) Costa Ricans, locally referred to as Ticos, are non-confrontational. The Pura Vida way of life...

HAPPY CANADA DAY, EH!

(TICO BULL) Happy Canada Day to all Canadians living in Costa Rica (and around the world). You are...

“Territorio de Zaguates”

(TICO BULL) San Jose, Costa Rica - This from Costaricabargainhunter.com, an experience you will never forget. Imagine taking...

Canada Creates Second Class Citizens

(TICO BULL) At the beginning of this month (June), part of Bill C-24 went into effect, officially creating...

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On Wednesday, the Municipality of San José officially unveiled its brand "SJO Vive" to attract Ticos and foreigners to Costa Rica's capital. The ceremony, led...

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(HUFFPOST) “I’m thinking about moving to Costa Rica,” are words I see every day in emails, Facebook messages, and from people who have read...

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Costa Rica's Foreign minister Manuel Gonzales, who is on an official visit to Baku, announced the opening of an embassy in Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan Foreign Minister Elmar...

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Costa Rica is one of Central America’s rising stars with an increasingly diverse economy that has moved beyond tourism and agriculture to encompass a...

Former Head of The Fuerza Publica Arrested For Alleged Drug Links

Who would know more about police strategy and tactics other than a former head of the nation's police force? And that is possible why...

Receiving Child Porn On Your Mobile Phone Can Land You In Jail in Costa Rica

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

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Doing what we all think about – going nude in a public, is not so easy in a conservative culture like Costa Rica. What...

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