Sending Flowers around the World Has Never Been Easier

For years flowers have provided a way to show sympathy, congratulations or endearment. With...

Why Are Gringos So Obsessed With Shit Paper?

Guest Post by Colin Post, Expat Chronilces - This installment of When Readers Attack! addresses...

A Tale of Two Countries

Aaron Aalborg is a retired international banker, economist and business advisor now living in...

Parallel Worlds – Seeing Red Again

Our world. My wife and I drove to a lunchtime party at Los Sueños,...

Immigration Defers Fine On Overstaying Tourists

The Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería (DGME) - Costa Rica's immigration service -...

Millennial Expats in Costa Rica

I grew up in Canada and never thought for a second that I would...

In ageing Thailand, developers race to supply locals and elderly expats

(Reuters) - At 79, Thai businessman Boon Vasin’s latest $500 million venture is a...

Marchamo Madness

A few months ago, Costa Rica instituted a new law that people illegally parked...

Discovering Costa Rica: Tennis in the Jungle

I was going to call this column “The Hidden Costa Rica,” but then I...

Overstaying In Costa Rica Will Cost US$100 A Month Starting April 20

The law has been on the books since 2010, but it has never been...

The 50 Cheapest Countries in the World; Costa Rica Not Among Them

On March 5, Gobakingrates.com presented the ranking of the cheapest - as in most...

Costa Rica Takes 4th Spot in Americans’ Home Buying Destinations Ranking

Based on our latest report, Costa Rica ranks 4th in the top 30 locations...

The Importance of Being Bilingual

From Merck Manuals Student Stories, we get a first-hand account of the importance of...

How I Renewed My Drivers License In An Hour And At The Cosevi

Renewing your driver's license in Costa Rica can be an experience. The long lines...

Make Latin America Great Again!

By Colin - I first visited Latin America in 2007 and moved here in...

The Fable of Fabricio the Cricket

His fellow students at the Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR) called him the cricket...

The Gringo Bubble

The recent trend in expat living is the Gringo Bubble, creating an insulating layer...

Costa Rica Has Come A Long Way

Costa Rica has come a long way, commercially speaking. I remember when Multiplaza was...

3 Reasons Not to Live in Costa Rica (and 3 Reasons You Should Move There Now!)

It took a while for my husband and I to pluck up the courage to...

Costa Ricans Are Very Polite

(By Galya Gerstman) Costa Ricans are very polite. Very, very polite. We from the...

The U.S.A. Is Not America!

Invariably, in gatherings of Americans, Ticos and other Latins, the subject of what is...

Do You Sit In The Back Seat or Front?

Hail a cab or call an Uber in any city in the U.S. or...

3 Ways to Get a Second Passport and 2 Countries to Get It From Quickly

A Second Passport is not just for the "James Bond" or "Jason Bourne" or...

How Long Does It Take to Learn Spanish?

As an expat living in Costa Rica or anywhere else in Latin America, learning...

Costa Rica’s Slow Pace, Political Stability Attract Expats Weary of U.S. Uncertainty

According to a new report from International Living, Costa Rica’s political stability and low-key...

The Costa Rica Medical Marketplace

By Galya Gerstman - I often joke to outsiders that in Costa Rica, it...

The Biggest Error You Can Make If You Choose Costa Rica To Relocate

On my monthly relocation tours I always tell my clients that, "the worst here...

The Juice Box

By Galya Gerstman. The other day my friend Mark and I were discussing his...

10 Reasons Why Black Men Should Visit Costa Rica (List)

(By Tarik Pierce, Expatkings.com) What’s up fellas! I’ve shared a lot of stories and...

Writer’s Corner: El Peon and Other Stories from the Campo

Michael Crump has lived in rural, Costa Rica with his wife, Janet and dog,...

Is Slapping Your Child a Crime in Latin America?

(Expat-Chronilces, By Colin) Last Friday the children were destroying the house with pent-up energy....

Ecotourism in Costa Rica – Essay

Mention the words “Costa Rica” to someone, and their minds are usually transported to...

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