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Cultural differences between Costa Rica and the United States

Cultural differences between Costa Rica and the United States

Let’s talk about cultural differences today. I’m going to spend this blog on small items of note and a few observations. Some of it similar to the culture we are used to being part of in North America. Some of it is a derivative of the Spanish influence and, while I am no expert, some […]

Dishwasher Installation - Stories by a Former Expat in Costa Rica

Dishwasher Installation – Stories by a Former Expat in Costa Rica

Estimated Reading Time: 8 Minutes Have you ever tried to do your own dishwasher installation in Costa Rica? Ralph did! Ralph and Gloria have lived in Costa Rica in the nineties and moved to Florida. Now, they miss Costa Rica a lot. Ralph loves to read Ivo’s blog every week  Ralph has some great stories […]

All about hardware stores in Costa Rica

All about hardware stores in Costa Rica

Let me tell you all about hardware stores in Costa Rica or ferreterías in Spanish. For your shopping pleasure in addition to supermarkets, mini-supers, ferias, central markets, carnicerías, and librerías, in towns of any considerable size, generally included are ferreterías or hardware stores, the standard Ropa Americana store (new and used clothing), jewelry repair, paint […]

What to do with your spare time in Costa Rica

10 Suggestions on what to do with your free time in Costa Rica

Estimated Reading Time: 6 Minutes What to do with your free time when living in Costa Rica? Have you arrived without a job, without a mission, or without a business to found? Then that probably makes you a retiree of whatever age. Also, those who do have a job, or run a business, will have […]