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In Costa Rica we drive over the dead - speed bumps

In Costa Rica we drive over the dead – speed bumps

Yes, we have speed bumps in Costa Rica, lots. In Spanish, they call them “muertos”. Un muerto is not only a dead person, but it is also a speed bump. Strange name for a speed bump, but originally they were called “policía muerto”, a dead policeman.  Now the name makes sense, doesn’t it? The formal […]

Driving in Costa Rica is a new experience

Driving in Costa Rica is a new experience

How difficult is driving in Costa Rica? The kickback style of Costa Rica’s citizens is reflected in the posted speed limits throughout the country. Remember, I said “posted” speed limits. Sometimes, even I find it hard to drive at 25 km per hour. (I don’t think my car knows how to run smoothly at that […]