Monthly Archives: January 2014

Leave that snake in the grass behind

Chinese New Year is an important traditional Chinese holiday celebrated on the first day of the year of the Chinese calendar. In China, it is also known as the Spring Festival, the literal translation of the modern Chinese name. Chinese … Continue reading

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Foreign Investment in Costa Rica

The Coalición de Iniciativas para el Desarrollo (CINDE) – Costa Rica’s foreign investment board – estimates foreign investment in Costa Rica this year will be US$600 million dollars. Players like Intel, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Amway and Panasonic are leading the … Continue reading

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5.2 quake takes place at mouth of gulf of Nicoya

A seaquake estimated at a magnitude of 5.2 took place at 3:04 p.m. today, Friday, at the mouth of the gulf of Nicoya. The quake was felt strongly in Jacó and adjacent communities and across the gulf in Paquera, said … Continue reading

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Return Of The Mini Moon

How could we possible start off the new year without a Moon Phases update? Have no fear, I’m on the job. For all of you Moon Gazers out there, take a look at this:

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The Global Retirement Index

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Have you seen my crocodile ?

Police and park rangers of the Ministry of Environment and Energy (Minae) are still searching for 9 crocodiles, some up to 5 meters (16 feet) long, who escaped from an artificial lagoon of the Tabacon tourist center in Veracruz de … Continue reading

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January 12th is Halloween in Costa Rica

Everyone is invited to Escazú today, as the Municipalidad de Escazú holds its traditional “Domingo Embrujado” (Haunting Sunday). The activity will take place in the Escazú Centro beginning this morning, where all can enjoy the local crafts and foods. Sports … Continue reading

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Jungle Boogie

Producing a first-rate music festival in a third world country is a jungle sometimes–literally. The rainforest gathering has certainly weathered its share of challenges over the last three years. But year four sees the transformational event with a brand new … Continue reading

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You could be surfing in Costa Rica

Costa Rica does not really know all 4 seasons. During the summer months (mid December to April is known as summer in Costa Rica), temperatures are extremely hot and the chance of rain is very unlikely. However, crowds during these … Continue reading

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And the Mayor of NYC is pitching in

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