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7 Ways to deal with bad neighbors in Costa Rica

Those who follow my weekly blogs and saw the title “7 ways to deal with bad neighbors in Costa Rica” for sure now expect a solution to the problems they have with bad neighbors. I know, I usually have solutions for a lot of things that happen to you when living in Costa Rica, this […]

Are Costa Ricans proactive or not?

One of the most difficult things for me in living in Costa Rica and adapting to the Costa Rican culture has been the pro-activity of the locals, the Ticos. If you wonder, yes I am still trying to adapt to a different culture after 35 years, as there are certain habits that are really difficult […]

Pura Vida is a red thread through society in Costa Rica

Candies and a short memory run like a red thread through society in Costa Rica, they call it pura vida. Pura vida is part of living in Costa Rica and you better get used to it. What is that all about? Well, its done to call your attention. This is Dutchlish, as a variety of Spanglish.  […]