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The Polaco and the pulperia

by Ivo Henfling Every week, “El Polaco” visits a poor neighborhood of Costa Rica, with a car full of merchandise. The Polaco is a department store on wheels and he sells on credit. He offers mainly clothing, women’s, men’s and children’s. But he also sells coffeemakers, shoes, perfume, ceiling fans and anything his clients might […]

Back home we do it different

So you do things different back home? Well, guess what, they do things different in Costa Rica too. Whether you move to Costa Rica or retire to Costa Rica, you are used to do things a certain way. You do things different than people in other countries and other cultures do. We learn from our […]