Animal Tico-isms

What is an “animal tico-ism” you might ask?  Well, ticos have a way of associating things, with animals.  I don’t know why, and my tica friend does not know why either – it just is what it is.  It’s their culture.

Here are a few examples for you:

HORSE:  While out hiking with my tica friend, we pause to rest in the shade and drink some water.  She wipes her brow, sighs and exclaims:  “Geez, I’m sweating like a horse!”

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Why Grecia?

Why Grecia?

Well, really I was sold on the little town of Grecia, Costa Rica when I first heard that people living here did not have heaters OR air conditioning in their homes – you just don’t need it!  That’s right – Grecia is supposedly the “perfect” temperature, year round.  This sounded perfect to Greg & I, who are both a little hot natured.  Also, it makes it easy on the electric bill.  Temperature’s get down to as cold as the high 50’s (fahrenheit) at night or in the rainy season, and rarely hotter than the low 80’s during the day.  See what I mean?  Perfect!

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Yes, there are Malls in Costa Rica… Plaza Real Cariari

Yes, there are malls here in Costa Rica.  The Multiplaza in Escazu is supposedly the nicest, but I have not been there yet (it is the “Rodeo Drive” of Costa Rica) .

The other day, me and my love hopped on the bus and went to the Plaza Real Cariari (you can find their website here, and their Facebook page here).  I have been there before with my awesome friend Lucy, who showed me the way, but this was the first time for Greg.  He was pretty excited about it.

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