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Monday 16 October 2017

This Is the World’s Biggest Restaurant Chain (Psst: It’s not McDonald’s!)

In 1965, 17-year-old Fred DeLuca borrowed $1,000 from Peter Buck to form Pete's Super Submarines. Never heard of...

Costa Rica’s ‘Water Positive Beer’ Is Now on Tap in the U.S.

Making beer takes a lot of water. Though numbers vary based on a lot of factors, one estimate...

Caldosa, A New Homegrown Costa Rican Dish

Q MAGAZINE - It’s not often we get to witness the birth of a new homegrown Costa Rican...

Here’s What Breakfast Looks Like Around Latin America

Q TRAVEL - I don't know if breakfast is really the most important meal of the day. For...

That ‘Red Liquid’ In Your Meat Isn’t What You Think It Is

When purchasing red meat, including steaks, many grocery shoppers often find red liquid in the bottom of the...

What Are Some of Nicaragua’s Popular Food?

TODAY NICARAGUA – Nicaragua is an interesting place, with a tumultuous history and a relatively peaceful present. and...

Turning Cheese Into Profit in Costa Rica

(Q24N)  Misty, dream-like cloud forests…Olympian mountaintops with fertile river valleys…miles of pristine, empty beaches… Despite its small size,...

Why the mountains of Costa Rica produce some of the world’s finest coffees

Q COSTA RICA  - Zona de Los Santos, Costa Rica (EFE via COMTEX) -- High in the mountains...

Move Over Pops, There’s Competition

Q COSTA RICA - For, well the longest time ever, almost five decades, Pops was alone in the...

Cuba’s Flying Pizza

RICO’S JOURNAL – Watching this video brought back memories of my recent trip to Cuba. I didn’t try...

Living Healthier in Costa Rica

Q LIVING - One comment that I often receive from those who visit Costa Rica is that they...

Cafeteria Served Up By Local Models

(CONFIDENTIAL) Marcela Negrini and Diana Ibarra, two local models, have joined forces to open the “Café con cuerpo”...

How Long Will Caffeine Buzz Last? Genes May Tell

Nothing beats a great cup of Costa Rican coffee to get your day started. Now, a new study...

How to host an Argentinean asado

(QLIVING) It's the weekend. Skip the boring burger and hot dogs or a trip mall's food court and...

Colonel’s Nephew Reveals KFC Secret Recipe

KFC is without question the first choice in fried chicken in Costa Rica. And the Costa Rica franchisee...

Healthy is the New Sexy with Costa Rica’s Gallo Pinto

(PRNewswire) Adding a sexy, healthy spin to our familiar breakfast menu of pancakes, eggs and cereal is now...

San Jose’s Street Food

(QCOSTARICA) Though San Jose may not be on the CNN list of the "World's 23 best cities for...

Enjoying Downtown San Jose’s International Restaurants

by Michael Miller (QCostarica) - We are often asked why we enjoy living in Downtown San José, Costa...

French Bakery in Rohrmoser Innovates With Airtight Tubes To Keep Bread Fresh

How many times has this happened to you? You are tempted by that great smell of fresh baked...

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...

Make The Best Homemade Tortillas Costa Rica Style (For Free!)

QCOSTARICA from Detailedorientedtraveler.com - One of my favorite things we did when we were in Costa Rica was...

What to Eat in Costa Rica: Eight Dishes You Shouldn’t Miss

QTRAVEL via Travel & Leisure - Costa Rica is well known for its lush rainforests, epic surf spots,...

The US diet is harmful to your health — but not how you think

(Q24N) In recent years, we’ve all been told that to eat healthfully, we have to forgo bread and...

A Platano is Not a Banana. So Make Patacones.

QLIFE - A platano (plantain) is not a banana. Tough it may look like a banana, feel like...

Maggi Wants You To Cook With Less Oil

QCOSTARICA - The Maggi brand launched a new product for those who want to use less in the...

FAKE Olive Oil is Literally Everywhere! How To Know Whether It Is Fake Or Original?

Q24N - Olive oil is a part of the Mediterranean diet, and it has been used thousand years...

Finding a Good Cup of Coffee in Downtown San José

QCOSTARICA by Michael Miller -Costa Rica is known for producing some of the world's best coffee. So you...

Crown Royal Best Whisky In The World Only Second in Canada

Not found in Costa Rica, Lot No. 40, was named Canadian Whisky of the Year at the sixth...

Costa Rica’s Culinary Recipe Books Made Available Online

QCOSTARICA - The kitchens of families in communities across the country, would be nothing without the careful and...

Turn Plantains Into Patacones

QTRAVEL by David Latt (Zester Daily) I was intimidated by plantains. Having eaten them in Latin American restaurants,...

COSTA RICA EXTRA - A BIG PART of breaking out of your routine and experiencing someplace new is...

Pussy Energy Drink Makes Its Way To Costa Rica Stores

There is a new energy drink causing a buzz in at least one supermarket in Costa Rica, recently...

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Teatro Nacional (Costa Rica’s National Theater) Celebrates 120th Anniversary

This week the Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica (TNCR) - National Theater -  in downtown San Jose, on the south side of the Plaza...

Drug Traffickers Move At Least ¢800 Million A Year In The Prisons

The fact that 87% of the criminal population in the country has had contact with illegal drugs, causes traffickers to see prisons as an...

Costa Rica Tourism Big Business

Costa Rica tourism, foreign travel to the country,  generated US$4 billion dollars in income between July 2016 and June of this year. Expenditures of dollars for...

The Costa Rica Medical Marketplace

By Galya Gerstman - I often joke to outsiders that in Costa Rica, it would appear that traffic regulations are not obligatory, but merely...

Guatemala Mayor ‘Tres Kiebres’: The Art of Being ‘3 Times Broken’

(InsightCrime) The atmosphere was light, almost jovial, as Ipala's Mayor Esduin Javier turned to the next item on the agenda. The issue was what...

Christmas Arriving In November in Costa Rica: Gas Price Drop On The Way

Christmas is arriving early in Costa Rica this year, a reduction in gasoline prices that will take effect next month. On Friday, the Refinadora Costarricense...

Costa Rica Cruise Season Expectations

  For the 2017-2018 cruise ship season, the Caribbean port town of Limon expects the arrival of 240,000 tourists aboard 115 cruise ships. December 30, 2017,...

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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...

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...

Red Alert Declared For Pacific, Central Valley and Northern Zone

The National Emergencies Commission ( Comisión Nacional de Emergencias - CNE) declared a red alert for the entire Pacific coast, Central Valley and northern...

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...

Nothing Escaped Nate!

Nothing escaped Nate! Floods, rivers overflowing their banks, houses destroyed, families uprooted, schools closed, roads and bridges damaged or destroyed and farms and plantations...

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