Ugly American on American

We hadn’t even left Juan Santamaria airport in Costa Rica, for our 1st border run since moving here, before being reintroduced to the sound and feel of our homeland. A passenger, we will call him Richard, Dick for brevity, was a shining example of the term Ugly...

I say Buenos you say Días. Buenos…

After almost 3 months in Costa Rica, I would love to be telling you a funny story about how I called someone’s father a potato because I used the word papa instead of papá or mentioned some friends’ nether-regions when I meant to ask their age as in anos vs años…No,...
Coming Out of the CLOSet

Coming Out of the CLOSet

  I have a confession…I must come out of the CLOS’et. That’s right, I now drink a cheap box-wine called Clos.  There are many, more expensive, choices of wine here but I think it will always be Clos for me. Let me explain how I got here. Clos but no Cigar! Before...
Flying Business Class can Make Economic Cents

Flying Business Class can Make Economic Cents

We have been in Costa Rica for a total of 3 weeks now. A  family emergency caused us to return to the States for 2 weeks right at our 1-week mark in country and we have been back for 2 weeks. During these 3 weeks we have learned so much about the tico people/culture,...