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My Half Minute With “El Presidente”

My Half Minute With “El Presidente”

A selfie with El Presidente, Saturday, March 11, Parque Viva in La Guacima RICO’S JOURNAL – Sporting a goatee, a white Guayabera shirt and dark sunglasses, Luis Guillermo Solis walked among the crowd taking in, like me, the 1st semi-final Paella Valenciana contest. It was Saturday morning. My friend Scott called, insisted I get out […]

Toyota FJ40 Landcruiser: A Car You Should Drive Before You Die

Toyota FJ40 Landcruiser: A Car You Should Drive Before You Die

Ready to go anwyhere, rain or shine, My FJ40 Landcruiser, 1975 RICO’s JOURNAL – The original Toyota FJ40 Landcruiser, predecessor to the FJ Cruiser or the Land Cruiser Prado, common on the roads of Costa Rica, is listed by Carophile.com is of the best utility driven vehicles every produced and used throughout the world and […]

Cuba’s Flying Pizza

Cuba’s Flying Pizza

RICO’S JOURNAL – Watching this video brought back memories of my recent trip to Cuba. I didn’t try the two Marta’s pizza, however, I did at a food stand near  the apartment I was staying in the Vedado neighborhood, some 10 blocks from the fancy tourist hotels and the malecon. Nothing special in presentation, both […]

Last-Minute Doubts Before Travel? Let Me Help.

Last-Minute Doubts Before Travel? Let Me Help.

In Cali, Colombia I wrote this as I sat at the San Jose airport on my recent flight Colombia. I almost didn’t get on the plane. As the departure date for my Colombia (Cali and Medellin) approached, doubts started to creep in. Was I travelling only because I thought I should be travelling? This wasn’t […]

Call Me Crazy, Paranoid But I Cover The Webcam On My Laptop

Call Me Crazy, Paranoid But I Cover The Webcam On My Laptop

Cover your laptop webcam. I do. Some think I am crazy (that’s besides the point) for covering my the webcam on my laptop. I do, and although I have not not been a victim of an attack (at least not to my knowledge) there are several reasons for doing so. Hackers. A third party, a […]

Was Ray Kroc the Founder of McDonald’s or Not?

Was Ray Kroc the Founder of McDonald’s or Not?

(Rico’s Journal) Persistence. Being a great entrepreneur is not always the same thing as being the inventor of a new product or service, or even about being a great “manager” who gets a business off the ground. Often the greatest entrepreneurs are the ones who are able to see the opportunity and possibility in what’s […]