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Travellers Tales

Reminiscences, amusing or surprising pieces from various authors in Cost Rica and about Latin America.

The U.S.A. Is Not America!

Invariably, in gatherings of Americans, Ticos and other Latins, the subject of what is America comes up. Growing...

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 information on many beautiful...

Echoes of Costa Rica or Impressions of Costa Rica from those who have not visited

Q EXPAT FOCUS - Most of us “know” about much of the world through impressions gained from others....

In The Days When Flying Was Fun!

Introduction by Chris Clarke - Today, we complain, because we are temporarily stranded, due to volcanic eruptions, computer...

Travelers’ Tales: Welcome Back

Introduction by Chris Clarke - Carol McCool and I met five years ago, through a writers’ group in...

Travellers Tales: Karin’s Story

'Introduction by Chris Clarke'. This is a traveler’s tale from Colombia, before the ruination of guerilla wars, narcos and...

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Volcanologists Get Up Close To The Turrialba Volcano (Photos and Video)

Using a drone a group of volcanologists calling themselves Volcanes sin Fronteras (Volcanos Without Borders) were able to give us impressive photos and video...

First Outbreak of Bovine Rabies Of The Year

The Servicio Nacional de Salud Animal (Senasa) - National Animal Health Service - says it has detected the first bovine paralytic rabies outbreak of...

“Volá como el Presidente” (Travel Like The President)

President Luis Guillermo Solis came to power on May 8, 2014, and immediately got on an airplane. That made Solis harshly criticized by many...

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 sell our house and most of our belongings then move...

Diet Coke gets a new look and new flavors

Diet Coke is getting a makeover to try to invigorate the sugar-free soda's slumping sales. Coca-Cola Co. said last week that it's making its 12-ounce...

Everything Simple Made Difficult, The Costa Rican Way!

RICO's TICO BULL - Costa Rica's first same-sex marriage that was set for today, Saturday, following the Corte Interamerican de Derechos Humanos (Inter-American Court...

Costa Rica Notaries Cannot Marry Same-Sex Couples

Despite a resolution of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights that guarantees same-sex marriages in Costa Rica, the first gay couple to have tied...

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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...

American Tourist Dies In Isla del Coco Shark Attack

The National Coast Guard Service of the Ministry of Public Security (Servicio Nacional de Guardacostas, del Ministerio de Seguridad Pública) confirmed the death of...

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...

Female Tiger Shark Attacked American Tourist Who Died in Isla del Coco

The survivor of the shark attack in the Isla del Coco on Thursday, the 26-year-old diving guide identified by his last name Jimenez, said...

How Will Hurricane Irma Affect Costa Rica?

As Hurricane Irma makes its way through the Caribbean and Floridians ready for Irma's potential landfall, how will it affect Costa Rica? Although Hurricane Irma...

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“Yes” Option Leads In Colombia’s Peace Deal Polls

Rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC, stand in formation during the group’s 10th conference in the Yari Plains, Colombia, on Saturday,...

Best Cleansing Foods For Daily Detox

By Mary Serphos, Vozdeguanacaste.com - These days it seems like everyone wants to detox, but why do it? Toxins, pesticides, chemicals in household cleaning...

Costa Rican Doctor Examines Comatose Mexican Student

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rican neurologist Mauricio Chinchilla and Calixto Machado, of the Cuban Neurology and Neurosurgery Institute, travelled to Mexico to examine Aldo Gutierrez,...

Free Live Music Concert In La Sabana Today

Looking for something to do this Saturday, then head over to La Sabana park to take in a free concert and enjoy for 12...

Costa Rica Official Taxis Cannot Work With Uber

QCOSTARICA  - Official taxis - the red taxis with the special licence plate, for example TSJ -XXX for San Jose, cannot work with Uber. That...