From time to time we observe that things just work a little differently here. This blog post is for those with an interest in some such diferences.

CRIME RATE PLUMMETS DURING FOOTBALL GAMES.

When interviewed from his hammock at the northern Alajuela Fuerza Publica outpost, the captain blamed it on "the world cup".

Noting dozily for the record and translated badly by google, "I hear the phenom is hitting police stations throughout centro america." "Wake me up when it's over."

JAPANESE DRIVERS LICENSE and residency RENEWAL.

Our local Costa Rican message board has many cases of inadvertent humor. This wonderful web page covers the drivers license renewal process here in lovely detail and pictures . . . the web page is in English and "Japonese" for the 3 Japanese residents of CR. "Drivers License Renewal for Japonse Residents"

The Tanaka family also has fun with their residency renewal process here: "Renewing a Cedula of Residence". This process was not for the faint of heart and starts ""Yo era el No. 201. Era un dia terrible."