Author Archives: allendale2

Born: U.S
Living:Costa Rica
Ocupation: English Teacher

Our Lady of The Angels

Originally posted on dailyrants:
There are two important religious celebrations during the year for Catholic costarricans: Holy Week and August 2nd., Day of La Virgen de Los Angeles, the patron saint of Costa Rica. The day was considered big enough to be placed with Mother´s Day next, on August 15. During the days before August…

When does Life begin?

There seems to be a debate these days about “When does Life Begin in the womb”?   To Me, this question has two possible answers.  The first one, and this I say say first because some people seem to be pushing around the issue, and you have to respect their “Right to decide” (if you can […]

Costarrican Gov. cracks down on illegal Real Estate Developments.

In Costa Rica, we don’t seem to have anything like a Real Estate financial crisis. The hardships that costarricans maybe facing in some time seem to be on the supply-side instead. As protected areas are being sold to aliens that get permits for 300 sq. meters or so and end up building up more than […]

Houston Airport Systems take over Costa Rica´s Main airport.

Starting December this year Houston Airport Systems will administrate The Juan Santamaría Airport in San José, endeavoring what Alterra (a spanish based company) failed to do for over five years, to refurbish the airport enough for it to receive the increasing numbers of travelers each year, both nationals and turists and service so they don´t […]

Orange Cow

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Indian Gold Cow

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Costa Rica’s Cow Parade about to end

Costa Rica’s 1rst edition of the Cow Parade is enters it’s final phase, and will finish by the end of this month,  when the cows will be taken out of public view until on auction, on September 3rd. The 10 most popular will win prizes. The first places will be sold for prices ranging between […]

Amigos de La Isla del Coco sticker

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Memoirs are important inasmuch as they remind us of something in our lives that “realy” was … Otherwise, who would know?  Perhaps God?

Cocos Island (moreover)

Some other curious facts about Cocos Island:  For one, though it takes it’s name because of the abundance of coconut palms by the beach, they aren’t originally from the island, they were brought there, like the rest of coconuts on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. The ones in the Caribean coast are endemic to […]