Why not get the max out of your house sale?
Real estate
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Real estate
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Why not get the max out of your house sale?

Ivo Henfling - November 1, 2017

Every property seller wants to get the best price for their house, as well as the best conditions possible. Unfortunately, sellers almost never cooperate in creating the…

Another handy herb for a Costa Rican garden pharmacy
Health
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Health
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Another handy herb for a Costa Rican garden pharmacy

Ed Bernhardt - October 21, 2017

Here’s a wild plant that’s found all around in world in tropical regions where it grows along roadsides, in fields and pastures or even in your own…

4 life lessons best learned by living abroad
Lifestyle
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Lifestyle
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4 life lessons best learned by living abroad

Katherine Stanley - October 11, 2017

Based on remarks to wonderful staff members, volunteers and friends of AFS Costa Rica in San José on Sept. 29. I’ve spent a number of years and…

One community’s story of Tropical Storm Nate: landslides, fear and resilience
Dispatch from Monteverde
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Dispatch from Monteverde
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One community’s story of Tropical Storm Nate: landslides, fear and resilience

Marshall Cobb - October 9, 2017

Read more of Marshall Cobb's Dispatches from Monteverde here. Early in the morning this past Thursday, my insomnia and I surfed the net. One story in particular…

Bike rides with Paul Smith – and other dangerous pursuits
Dispatch from Monteverde
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Dispatch from Monteverde
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Bike rides with Paul Smith – and other dangerous pursuits

Marshall Cobb - October 6, 2017

See also: The day I rode my bicycle to see the president Driving on shabby, rocky roads with huge potholes, ruts and unexpected mounds is never easy…

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

Recommended: Leave your wheels at home for Car Free Day 2017  Every year since I became a mom, I’ve tried to spend one month in the States with…

Count me in, part II: Natural Hair Sistahs 506
Musings from an Afro-Costa Rican
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Musings from an Afro-Costa Rican
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Count me in, part II: Natural Hair Sistahs 506

Natasha Gordon-Chipembere - July 18, 2017

“New research from Mintel reveals that sales of styling products have increased 26.8 percent from 2013 to estimated 2015, reaching $946 million, now comprising 35 percent of Black haircare…

Why learning another language keeps us young
Maeology
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Maeology
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Why learning another language keeps us young

Katherine Stanley - June 4, 2017

Recommended: What Costa Rica taught me about motherhood, whether I like it or not When you’re tuckered out from a long day using Costa Rican slang at…

Your dream photo isn’t worth it: leave the fish in the water
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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Your dream photo isn’t worth it: leave the fish in the water

Todd Staley - June 4, 2017

Recommended: Reader not fond of 'torturing fish,' but sportfishing isn't the problem Note: I first wrote about this many years ago in The Tico Times, but it seems…

Costa Rica’s ocean creatures inspire hand-crafted sculptures
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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Costa Rica’s ocean creatures inspire hand-crafted sculptures

Todd Staley - May 30, 2017

[caption id="attachment_105933" align="aligncenter" width="633"] (Courtesy of Ken Dyer)[/caption] I had a customer take a day off from fishing and go to one of the nearly isolated beaches…