La nave: the joys and mysteries of San José buses
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Expat Living
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La nave: the joys and mysteries of San José buses

Katherine Stanley - September 21, 2017

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Costa Rica, The Quiz: How much has your adopted country changed you?
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Expat Living
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Costa Rica, The Quiz: How much has your adopted country changed you?

Katherine Stanley - September 13, 2017

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UPDATED – Reversing a vasectomy in Costa Rica: I’ll try anything once
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Expats
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UPDATED – Reversing a vasectomy in Costa Rica: I’ll try anything once

Damon Mitchell - April 18, 2017

SAN RAFAEL, Costa Rica — Four years, one month and 10 days after my wife and I moved from Los Angeles to Costa Rica, and well after…

Art and culture at a glance: the week ahead in Costa Rica
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Calendar
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Art and culture at a glance: the week ahead in Costa Rica

Katherine Stanley - May 6, 2016

When it comes to aerial acrobatics, Costa Rica may be best known for its monkeys and sloths, but they've got some serious competition this weekend as the International…

‘Green Season’ book excerpt: Who Watches the Guachimán?
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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‘Green Season’ book excerpt: Who Watches the Guachimán?

The Tico Times - November 22, 2015

Santos isn’t exactly a guachimán. He’s more like a security guard, although he serves roughly the same purpose. Santos is charmingly overweight, with a cherubic face and…

Collection of ‘marchamo,’ vehicle circulation fee, starts Monday
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Business
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Collection of ‘marchamo,’ vehicle circulation fee, starts Monday

L. Arias - November 22, 2015

The National Insurance Institute (INS) will begin collecting payments next week for mandatory vehicle circulation permits, or marchamos. This year, motorcyclists will pay ₡16.284 ($30) less compared to the…

Yes, Costa Rica does have postal codes
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Business
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Yes, Costa Rica does have postal codes

Zach Dyer - November 16, 2015

It’s hard to explain to people back home that Costa Rica doesn’t have a postal system quite like other countries. How many times has a friend insisted…

‘Green Season’ book excerpt: Car Trouble
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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‘Green Season’ book excerpt: Car Trouble

The Tico Times - November 15, 2015

The cab dropped us off at a gas station. The asphalt glowed in the early morning sun. Kylan and I glanced at each other. Where are we?…

India Fest, San Ramón run and other happenings around Costa Rica
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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India Fest, San Ramón run and other happenings around Costa Rica

Amanda Zúñiga - November 13, 2015

Art Exhibit: Povda-Alfonso-Romero Costa Rican artists Carlos Poveda, who lives and works in Paris; Jairo Alfonso, who lives and works in New York; and rising talent Pablo…

La nave: the joys and mysteries of San José buses
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Expat Living
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La nave: the joys and mysteries of San José buses

Katherine Stanley - September 27, 2015

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