Liar! Liar!

I saw a post in a local English language newspaper, The Tico Times, recently about slang terms in Costa Rica. The word “vara” caught my eye. Oh, I thought, this should be good. Vara (in English “Rod”) This word that is used as a means of measure, in Costa Rica also means lie or liar.Continue reading “Liar! Liar!”

Independent Thoughts~

It’s Independence Day in Costa Rica and around the rest of Central America tomorrow. September 15th marks the date when, in 1821, the five provinces under Spanish control since the 16th Century threw the buggers out and set off on their own. Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua were all administered by an iron-fistedContinue reading “Independent Thoughts~”