Corruption? Costa Rica?

According to Transparency International, Costa Rica ranks 55 out of 163 countries, #1 being the most trustworthy (Finland), #163 being the least (Haiti). Not bad. Except that the U.S. ranks #20. Something smells...

Take A Number

Last August, I wrote about my trip to I.C.E. (EEEEE-say, the phone/electricity company here) and a little bit about waiting in line. Almost everywhere you go to do anything “official”Ā  in Costa Rica, expect a line and some type of number machine. If you...

The Power Of Paper

This post is so long and tedious you will want to choke someone by the end of it. Which is exactly how I felt after experiencing it. I did not choke anyone. I ate two bowls of chocolate ice cream instead. I’ll have another after I write this. Onward. UPDATE:...