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What is Qué Polada in Costa Rica

What is Qué Polada in Costa Rica

Estimated Reading Time: 4 Minutes If you want to get along with your Tico neighbors, you really don’t want to commit una polada. You don’t want those Tico neighbors or friends to think that you are a person of little culture and education. Because then you’ll be a polo. Polada = stupidity, an act of […]

Aguevado or Pura Vida, depending on your mood

Aguevado or Pura Vida, depending on your mood

Estimated Reading Time: 3 Minutes In Costa Rica, the word Aguevado is kind of the opposite of the well-known Pura Vida. This word is almost as much used as Pura Vida, tuanis, or Mae. So I thought it necessary you include agüevado in your dictionary when you live in Costa Rica. Moving to Costa Rica […]

Culture bumps are normal when moving to any foreign country

Culture bumps are normal when moving to any foreign country

Estimated Reading Time: 4 Minutes Culture shock or culture bumps? That depends on the experts you hire for your move to Costa Rica. Recently, we have been publishing blogs by ex-pats TicoNuevo and FloridaTico that our readers seem to like. Why do readers like them? Because they tell you the truth! Because they don’t only […]

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 […]