Costa Ricans have a lot to laugh at these days: themselves. “Sólo en Costa Rica” at www.facebook.com/soloencostarica is a new sensation that has visitors checking in daily to see if new photos or comments have been added. The Facebook page, which since May has attracted more than 130,000 followers, is worth a look and laugh.
Sólo en Costa Rica is made up of photos that the anonymous authors claim can be seen “only in Costa Rica.” Where else would you see sanitation workers sound asleep in the back of a truck piled high with garbage bags? Viewers’ comments add to the fun. One wrote that garbage makes good camouflage; another, that some people pay fortunes for mattresses and don’t sleep as well.
A couple on a motorcycle with helmets hanging from their arms solicited this comment: “Typical Tico, protect your elbows and not your head.” And viewers had this to say about a computer propped up on a piling at a deserted beach: “Is that the central office of Sólo en Costa Rica?” and “Is that for watching porn?”
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