II
About Quepos &
Manuel Antonio
(22)
Allan's Air Force (Costa Verde): Edition 110 - Low Flying Aircraft
Buses and Taxis - How To Use Them: Edition 45 - Busing Around
Buses, How To Use Them I: Edition 7
Buses, How To Use Them II: Edition 14 - Los Conductors
Cerro de la Muerte: Edition 80 - Riding the Mountain of Death
Ex-Pat Fiestas: Edition 83 - Remembering the Homeland - Holidays
Fútbol: Edition 85 - Forget FIFA, It's In the Blood!
Infrastructure Improvements: Edition 9
Malecon: Edition 88 - Dam Good Life
Manuel Antonio Rocks!: Edition 77 - The Rock Islands of MA Beach
Martec Industries, S.A.: Edition 101 - A Growing Food Source
No Hablo Ingles: Edition 84 - Getting Down With Spanish
Quepos Hospital: Edition 87 - It's History and It's Namesake
Quepos Streets: Edition 27 - When There is No Name
Quepos/Parrita Festivals: Edition 19 - Festival Time
Quepos Qonvenience: Edition 109 - Living the Easy, Small Town Life
Quepos' Zona Americana: Edition 106 - Capturing Our Heritage
Riding Canopy Bici: Edition 86 - Hang Gliding for Ancianos
Riding the Cat: Edition 85 - Cruising the Quepos/MA Shoreline
Supermarket Soup: Edition 89 - What's in a Grocery Store Name?
Soccer In The Neighborhood: Edition 39 - Futbol! Futbol! Futbol!
Walking/Driving in Costa Rica: Edition 48 - Pedestrain Pedantics

Other Places in
Costa Rica
(13)

About Puerto Viejo: Edition 18 - Musketeers on the Road Again
About San Isidro: Edition 32 - Un Esplendido Dia
Corcovado: Edition 75 - Whitewater Rafting (Without the Raft)
Revisiting Playas del Jacób: Edition 89 - Advance in Thespeanism
Indigenous People of Costa Rica: Edition 67 - Being Bribri
Mountain Ranges: Living on and With the Cordillera
Nicoya Visit: Edition 79 - Visiting the Nicoya
San José Club Union: Edition 92 - In the Heart of Things
San José Walking Tour: Edition 79 - Statuesque San José
San José Walking Tour II: Edition 85 - Walking Barrio Amón
Ticoland Uber Alles: Edition 86 - Press 1 for Pick-Up, Press 2 to Pay
Uber Gets Some Competition: Edition 93 - New Outfit Details Code
Zarcero Topiary: Edition 109 - Never Fire a Good Gardner
Costa Rica Wildlife
(21)
Bats of Costa Rica: Edition 66 - The Basics of Going Batty
Birds of Costa Rica: Edition 35 - Fine Feathered Friends
Bugs of Costa Rica: Edition 57 - Of Rain and Bugs
Butterflies, Love Those Blue Ones: Edition 38 - Morphos
Butterflies, Edition 97 - Las Mariposas of Costa Rica
Croc Crossing: Edition 94 - But Never Cross the Path of a Croc
Crocodiles, As Exercise: Edition 75 - Holy Crocodile!
Crocodiles, Love Those Crocs: Edition 34 - Man's Best Friend
Crocodiles, How Not to Feed Them: Ed. 70 -Swimming Anyone?
Crocodiles, Reptile Shenanigans: Edition 60 - What a Croc This Is
Frogs of Color: Edition 64 - Color me Poisonous
Leafcutter Ants: Edition 48 - Busy Zompopas
Lions of the Sea: Edition 61 - Killer Fish
Lizards of a Different Color: Edition 66 - Chameleons
Oxen of Costa Rica: Edition 63 - Herculean Bovine
Monkeys of Costa Rica: Edition 73 - Primate Peculiarities
Reptiles: Edition 88 - The Snakes of Costa Rica

Sloths, 2 & 3 Toed: Edition 62 - In Defense of Slothful Behavior

Tapirs of Costa Rica: Edition 67 - Tapering Off
Wild Cats of Costa Rica: Edition43 - Tico Pussycats
Woodpeckers of Costa Rica: Edition 72 - No Hangover Here
Costa Rican Culture
(34)
About C. R. Money: Edition 29 - Don't Take Any Wooden Colones
Arcos Dorados: Edition 86 - Franchise Food Fluctuatios in Costa Rica
Artista del barrio: Edition 81 - When You Love What You Do
Artistic Oxcarts: Edition 59 - Las Carretas de Costa Rica
Calypsonins: Edition 110 - Cumon Mon, Let's Dance
Christmas in Costa Rica: Edition 88 - Feliz Navidad
Christmas Traditions I: Edition 40 - Christmas in Costa Rica
Christmas Traditions II: Edition 52 - Christmas in Costa Rica
Collecting a Debt in CR: Edition 51 - Pay the Penguin
Costa Rica as Expat Destination: Edition 98-#1 for Best Weather
Costa Rica Holidays: Edition 30 - Annual Holidays
C. R. Retirement Characteristics: Edition 55 - Rating Retirement
FIFA Flim Flam: Edition 83 - Futbol World Class Money Problems
Getting Down with Squid: Edition 78- Rainforest Cooking Class
Hitchhiker's Essay: Edition 84 - Al and Doris Meet the Road
How to Make Round Stones: Edition 68 - Power of Moving Water
Indigenous People of Costa Rica: Edition 67 - Being Bribri
Marimba: Edition 105 - National Instrument of Costa Rica
Municipal Elections: Edition 91 - How Ticos Count Ballots
On Being a Catador: Edition 97 - How Sweet It Is, Or Isn't
Potholes and Wormholes: Edition 78 - Los Huecos of Costa Rica
New Money Has Issues: Edition 36 - Money Changers
New Year's Traditions: Edition 42 - Chi Chi Chicharrones
Sarchi: Edition 103 - Painted Wagons But Not a Circus
Tamales of Costa Rica: Edition 79 - The Maize Craze
Teatro Nacional: Edition 102 - Culture at the Center of Things
Tico Temperance: Edition 72 - Mammals That Drink in Ticoland
Ticos Text Too: Edition 61 - Electronic Narcissism
Quema de Judas: Edition 69 - Burn Baby Burn
Ruminating on Bosoms: Edition 12 - Boobs on the Bus
Understanding the Tico Psyche: Edition 49 - Soy Tico
Using Public Bathrooms - Edition 4 - December 2008
Valentine's Day: Edition 102 - A Rose by Any Other Name
Vying for Miss Universe: Edition 40 - Miss Costa Rica
Agriculture (18)
Apples, All About Them: Edition 25 - Sticking With Eve's Fruit
Bananas versus Plantains: Edition 60 - Going Bananas
Cocoa and Chocolate: Edition 43 - Cocoaplata
Fresh Market I: Edition 16 - La Feria de Quepos
Fresh Market II: Edition 39 - La Feria de Quepos
Fruit of the Peach Palm: Edition 62 -The Peculiar Pejibaye
Mangos, All About Them: Edition 39 - Mangomania
Mamones, A Curious Fruit of Costa Rica: Edition 74 - Beloved Fruit
Orchids of Costa Rica: Edition 70 - Flower Power
Palm Oil I: Edition 47 - Of Palms and Pods
Palm Oil II: Edition 57 - More on Palms and Pods
Papaya, The Pleasure and Power: Edition 81 - Fruit of the Angels
Passionflowers: Edition 99 - More Relaxation than Passion
Pineapple: Edition 108 - Piña Power and It's Problems
Rice, All About It: Edition 27 - Arroz is Arroz is Arroz
Sugar Cane: Edition 57 - Raising Cane
Unsual Food: Edition 33 - Flowers Are For Eating
Unusual Fruits: Edition 46 - Stinky Feet Fruit
Getting Residency
(9)
A Sucker Every Minute: Edition 38 - Gullible Travels
Exposing Ex-Pats: Edition 72 - Where All Those Gringos Go
First Attempt at Residency: Edition 11 - Getting a Cedula
Getting Residency: Edition 47S - Cedula Update
Golden Expat Ruminations: Edition 100 - Part One - Strategizing
Golden Expat Ruminations: Edition 101 - Part Two - Enjoy it Here
Morphology of a Golden Gringo: Edition 89 - Nostalgia Not As It Was
Seeking Residency: Edition 41 - Finding the Freenie Bird
Su Casa Es Mi Casa: Edition 90 - Professional House-sitting
Health/Medical (18)
About Natural Aphrodisiacs: Edition 58 - Turned on by the Sea
Aloe: Edition 56 - Hello Aloe (Slather it on or Swallow It)
Bees, How They Help Us: Edition 54 - Propolis
Body Transplants: Edition 82 - The Ultimate in Health care
Coconut Water, The Benefits: Edition 60 - The Power of Pipa
Coffee as Health Food: Edition 82 - Scourge to Health
Costa Rican Health Care: Edition 64 - Part I - The Private System
Costa Rican Health Care: Edition 65 - Part II - The Public System
Dengue Fever I: Edition 51 - Spotted Skeeters
Dengue Fever II: Edition 59 - Don't Pitch the Paw Paw Seeds

Dengue Fever III: Edition 95 - Health Stuff

GG's Early Health Problems: Edition 5 - December 2008
Guarumo Extract: Edition 46 - Lazy leaves
Living Beyond 100: Edition 73 - Centenarian Capers
Medical and Dental Care in CR: Edition 49 - Medical Tourism
Toothsome Tico Dentistry: Edition 90 - Smile Please
Golden Gringo University (1)
Getting Residency in Costa rica: Edition 111 - An Update
History of Costa Rica
(19)
A National Hero: Edition 45 - Juan Santamaria
Canton of Aquirre: Edition 53 - How It Got Its Name
Costa Rica in WW II: Edition 99 - Paradise on the Outskirts of Hell
Costa Rica in WW II: Edition 100 - Part 2 - The Incident
Costa Rica's New Airport: Edition 107 - 3rd Generation Coming
CR Cars and Armies: Edition 95 - Two Things Out of the Past
First Printing Press: Edition 70 - The Philadelphia Connection
History of Costa Rican Airports: Edition 66 - Up, Up and Away
History of Costa Rica: Edition 61 - CR History - a Primer, Part I
History of Costa Rica: Edition 62 - CR History - a Primer, Part II
History of Costa Rica: Edition 63 - CR History - a Primer, Part III
Independence Day: Edition 98 - Showing Off the Red, White & Blue
Lady Soldier of Costa Rica: Edition 93 - Move Over Juan Santamaria
Last Cacique: Edition 92 - Chief of the Firewater
Living on the Cordillera: Edition 108 - CR Central Mountain Range
Prisoner #1713: Edition 80 - Becoming a Writer, the Hard Way
Mystery Spheres: Edition 44 - Balls of Stone, the Indians Had 'em
Railroads and Bananas: Edition 42 - Choo Choo Chiquita
The National Story: Edition 45 - Museo Nacional
Legends of Costa Rica
(12)
A Boruca Story: Edition 87 - Legend of the Quetzal
Costa Rica's Lost Treasure I: Edition 37 - Isla de Cocos
Costa Rica's Lost Treasure II: Edition 50 - Cuckoo for Cocos
El Cadejos: Edition 98 - When Drinking Goes to the Dogs
Ghostly Tales: Edition 51 - Duran, Duran
La Segua: Edition 65 - Legend of La Segua
Manuel Antonio I: Edition 52 - Who is Manuel Antonio?
Manuel Antonio II: Edition 54 - More on Manuel Antonio the Man
Ox-Less Carts: Edition 94 - A Myth from San José
Story of "La Negrita": Edition 37 - Million Man March
Turrialba: Edition 83 - Romeo and Juliet, Costa Rican Style
Where Butterflies Come From: Edition 37 - Legend of Zurqui
Other Latin American Countries
(25)
Argentina, A Brief History (Pre-Columbian): Edition 74 - Part 1
Argentina, A Brief History (Columbian Period): Edition 75 - Part 2
Argentina, A Brief History (The Modern Era): Edition 76 - Part 3
Argentina, Impressions: Visiting Buenos Aires: Edition 76 - Part 1
Argentina, Buenos Aires: Edition 77 Part 2 - Touring Buenos Aires
Argentina, Buenos Aires: Edition 77 Part 3 - The Food
Colombia: Edition 104 - History of Colombia Part 1 Pre-Columbian
Colombia: Edition 105 - History of Colombia Part 2 Spanish Period
Colombia: Edition 106 - History of Colombia Part 3 The Modern Era
Colombia, San Andres Island: Edition 9 - April 2009
Country Retirement Comparison: Edition 55 - Rating Retirement
Mexico, How Not to Do It: Edition 15 - Mexico On $10 a Day
Mexico - Santa Muerte: Edition 68 - The Saint of Death
Montevideo: Edition 78 - Visiting the Capital of Uruguay
More Travel Adventures: Edition 63 - Moving Right Along
Navigating Nicaland: Edition 68 - San Juan del Sur and Granada
Nicaragua, Granada: Edition 13 - San Juan del Sur and Granada
Nicaragua Invasion: Edition 28 - Costa Rica Invaded
Nicaragua, Redux: Edition 76 - Revisiting San Juan del Sur
Nicaragua: Edition 87 - Va Pues, Cavorting in Nicaragua Once More
Nicaragua One More: Edition 99 - Renewing Acquaintances
Panama Adventures; Edition 6 - January 2009
Panama, Bocas del Toro: Edition 56 - Bocas del Toro
Panama, David: Edition 40 - Prowling in Panama
Panama's Devil Island: Edition 73 - Isla de Coiba
Road to Everywhere: Edition 67 - The Pan American Highway
The Beaches (13)
Another Day at the Beach: Edition 91 -Roughing It
Beach Vendors: Edition 4 - At the Beach
Heavy Handed Police: Edition 13 - Beach Attack
Jungle Jessie: Edition 80 - When Saving Lives is Not Just a Job
Life's a Beach: Edition 65 - Negatives as Positives
Lifeguards, Our Friendly Ones: Edition 44 - Salvavidas
Mayor of the Beach: Edition 21 - Acalde de la Playa
Playa Diversions: Edition 82 - Other Fun Things to Do at the Beach)
Semana Santa: Edition 92 - The Great Population Shift
Supervising the Beach: Edition 44 - Life's a Beach
Surviving Semana Santa: Edition 69 - Whered Y'All Come From?
The Magic Rock: Edition 104 - A Manuel Antonio Spiritual Experience
World Surfing Championships 2009: Edition 14-Hanging 10 in Jacó

 

Weather and Tremor Tales (14)
All About Lightning: Edition 64 - Beautiful Electricity
All About Rain, Here and There: Edition 26 - Singing in the Rain
Earthquake Advice: Edition 33 - How to Beat a Terremoto
Great Storm of 2010: Edition 23 - La Tormenta
Great Storm of 2010, More: Edition 28 Anatomy of a Landslide
Most Active Volcanoes: Edition 17 - Living on the Rim
No Hurricanes Here: Edition 50 - Hurricanes, No Gracias
Richter Scale Explained: Edition 20 - Earthquake Chart
Super Tsunamis: Edition 81 - Waiting to Surf a Very Large Wave
The 6.3 Earthquake In San Jose; Edition 6 January 2009
The 7.6 Earthquake, Surviving: Edition 50 - Terremoto Terror
The 7.6 Earthquake, Aftermath: Edition 51 - More on the Big One
Tropical Storm Nate 2017: Edition 111 - Weather Talk
Tsu, Tsu, Tsu, Tsunami: Edition 69 - Waiting for the Big Curl

Miscellaneous
(11)

Anciano Anxiety: Edition 94 - How the Time Flies
Additive Manufacturing: Edition 74 - Need a New Part, Print It!
Expats in Costa Rica: Edition 95 - Counting the Uncountable
GGC 100th Anniversary: Edition 100 - Anatomy of a Newsletter
Inking It Up: Edition 107 - GG Gets a Tatuaje
Look Who's Back: Edition 91 - Air Rickenbacker Reinvigorated
Raising the Roof: Edition 97 - (and Scraping the Tropical Sky)
Ringling Closes: Edition 103 - The Circus is Leaving Town
Robotmania: Edition 90 - "Good Morning Sir - Coffee, Tea or Me?"
Robot Infatuation: Edition 93 - Version 2.0
TWA, Where Art Thou? Edition 96 - A Little Air Travel Nostalgia
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