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Books: U.S. Expat and entrepreneur shares her expertise on Costa Rica

Robert Isenberg - September 16, 2013

“Don’t dream it, be it.” So begins the video trailer for Shannon Enete’s new book, “Becoming an Expat: Costa Rica.” Like millions of intrepid travelers before her,…

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Lantern parades light up Costa Rica’s independence eve

Robert Isenberg - September 16, 2013

As Saturday night, Sept. 14, drew to a close, thousands of Costa Ricans celebrated the coming Independence Day with desfiles de faroles, or the annual lantern parades.Tico…

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Costa Rica celebrates its 192nd year of independence

Robert Isenberg - September 16, 2013

The morning of Sept. 15 was divine: Light poured down San José's Avenida Segunda as thousands of people migrated toward Parque Central. Police were alert but good-natured…

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Visiting an endangered zoo

Robert Isenberg - September 14, 2013

For 97 years, the Zoológico Simón Bolívar in San José has housed and protected wild animals and educated visitors about the natural world. Many Ticos grew up…

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Art city tour enlivens downtown San José

Robert Isenberg - September 13, 2013

Wednesday night just after 5 p.m., scores of patrons made a pilgrimage to La Sabana's Costa Rican Art Museum for the first stop on the Art City…

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‘Black Light’ troupe plays National Theater

Robert Isenberg - September 12, 2013

When you think “black light” you probably think of a college dorm room: In a dark space, surrounded by concert posters and tie-dye sheets, the long-wave illumination…

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The Crystal Method rocks Costa Rica’s Club Vertigo

Robert Isenberg - September 9, 2013

On stage, Scott Kirkland is intensely physical: His body pulses and gyrates to the beats he assembles. He throws the hood of his sweatshirt over his face,…

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Daniel Ortega’s remarks and the dangers of dredging up history

Robert Isenberg - August 25, 2013

OPINION The rule is this: Petroleum makes people crazy. As long as the world can drill it, pump it, ship it or burn it, powerful men will…

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New cruise fare website keeps tabs on savings

Robert Isenberg - June 26, 2013

For veterans of luxury travel, finding deals is an art. Cruise ship prices fluctuate by the hour, and pursuing a cheap cabin can feel like playing the…

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Beating the rainy season in La Fortuna

Robert Isenberg - June 12, 2013

As the "green season" descends on Costa Rica, tourism thins. Most foreign visitors would prefer sun and blue skies to rain and mosquitoes, and tourist towns like…