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Types of Expats in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA EXPAT FOCUS - Expats in Costa Rica are of all types. It's easy to think of workers and retirees, but what about the rest of us who have chosen to live outside our native country? According to Wikipedia, “an expatriate is a person temporarily...

“When I woke up, my neighborhood was in flames…”

“When I woke up, my neighborhood was in flames… we had rioting and looting on the streets…” When I tell people that I am from Minnesota, people usually smile and say “I know someone from there… good Scandinavian people… and they gotta lot of lakes...

The Gringo Bubble

The recent trend in expat living is the Gringo Bubble, creating an insulating layer of US culture. So many expats and foreign tourists never have a true Costa Rican experience. Living here for years, they might never eat at a Costa Rican restaurant or...

Costa Ricans Are Very Polite

(By Galya Gerstman) Costa Ricans are very polite. Very, very polite. We from the USA think we’re polite. The English think they’re polite. (The French and the Israelis don’t have any illusions that they are polite. Or at least they shouldn’t). But Costa Ricans...

Top 5 Mistakes People Make When Moving To Costa Rica

(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 my articles about life as an expat in that country. More and more, people in the U.S. and Canada are thinking...

Costa Rica Wildlife Photography

Wildlife photography used to be a hobby limited to people with the deep pockets to afford the equipment—cameras, lenses, tripods, etc. You also needed a strong back, or porters, to lug around the heavy gear. Technology has reduced both the cost and the weight....

The Zen Dog Duke Dialogues: No One Knows Your Name

The broke the broker and the broken. The morally vacuous, the pretentious and the contemptuous all come together neatly in the Central Valley and conveniently mill around public places blending in or sticking out; they are accepted as part of the scenery. They are...


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