Nica Gallo Pinto Tastes Better, Lifelong Xenophobe Admits

Guilt-stricken Tico comes clean about his treasonous palate  OROTINA – Local cell phone repair proprietor and roadside plantain salesman Juan Carlos Pérez made a shocking public announcement to the Orotina community Sunday morning: he prefers Nicaraguan Gallo Pinto over the Tico dish. Perez made the announcement at the close of Sunday morning mass during the…

Ticos Wait Hours in Line for Museum That Doesn’t Exist

Disappointment didn’t ruin everyone’s day SAN PEDRO – Last Monday afternoon nearly one hundred Ticos formed a line, which stretched two city blocks, for a glimpse at a new Chinese art exhibit at a San Pedro museum that didn’t actually exist. Costa Ricans are famous for waiting in line and internationally applauded for their calm demeanor and…

Mae of the Week: December 9

This week’s M.O.T.W is Esteban Bonilla. He is 26 years old and lives with his grandmother in Quepos. Esteban drives a pirate taxi with an extra loud muffler. Although his license plate holder doesn’t light up, he is hoping that will change in 2014. When not driving in the middle of the road he enjoys…

Costa Rica Declares Public Urination National Pastime

Mass urination to be held at National Theater on Dec.9 SAN JOSE – Costa Rica’s thriving public peeing community got its wish this week when Culture Minister Manuel Obregon officially declared the activity a national pastime and holiday. “Peeing in public is what makes this city great,” Obregon said of San Jose during the announcement of the new…

Mae of the Week: December 2

This week’s M.O.T.W. is Wilbur Hernandez. He is 24 years old, lives in Belén with his mother, and loves Fast and the Furious. Wilbur works as a selfie model. He says he’s really found his creative range since purchasing his first used smartphone at San José’s Central Market in 2011. His favorite food is rice…