Monthly Archives: January 2014

Aceras

“Aceras” is the Spanish word for sidewalks.  Every day Jody and I walk about a kilometer to school.  It is a pleasant walk, but we have to be careful because the sidewalks have a variety of surfaces and some are … Continue reading

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Dirección

“Dirección” is the Spanish word for both direction and address.  And Costa Ricans (Ticos) have an unusual way of giving directions and addresses (unusual to us but not to them; the city just put up street signs a year ago, … Continue reading

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Puertas, Portones, y Paredes

This is our seventh day in Costa Rica, and all is well.  One of the differences we’ve noticed is a preoccupation with physical security.  Businesses and homes have an ever-present air of watchfulness due to guards, walls (paredes), barred windows, … Continue reading

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