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    Is it similar to being annoyed at the tourists at your local beach?
    I haven't been there since 2003, so its been a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swellinfo View Post
    Is it similar to being annoyed at the tourists at your local beach?
    I haven't been there since 2003, so its been a while.
    No, it is different in that at my home break tourists have always been tourists. Don't get me wrong, it may just be where I am at in CR. I know that in 2010 I went to Tamarindo and the people could not have been nicer, then Samara...not so much. Once I actually ran a guy over by accident in Tamarindo and he came up and started profusely apologizing to me and then later in the day offered me a job giving surfing lessons. I guess the best example is an interaction this morning. I went to the Supermaya to exchange a water bottle, I walked up to the counter with the new bottle and said Buenos Dias, una botella de intercambio por favor. The cashier looked at me rolled her eyes, didn't speak and pointed to the register which had 2900c on it....1000 more than last week, and its just the same everywhere at this point at least where I am.

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    sounds like just about any mid-Atlantic beach town in summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackfish View Post
    No, it is different in that at my home break tourists have always been tourists. Don't get me wrong, it may just be where I am at in CR. I know that in 2010 I went to Tamarindo and the people could not have been nicer, then Samara...not so much. Once I actually ran a guy over by accident in Tamarindo and he came up and started profusely apologizing to me and then later in the day offered me a job giving surfing lessons. I guess the best example is an interaction this morning. I went to the Supermaya to exchange a water bottle, I walked up to the counter with the new bottle and said Buenos Dias, una botella de intercambio por favor. The cashier looked at me rolled her eyes, didn't speak and pointed to the register which had 2900c on it....1000 more than last week, and its just the same everywhere at this point at least where I am.
    was that in Malpais/Santa Terresa? Gringo have been buying lots like crazy there. There was a House Hunters International where a guy spent a million on a residence there. If you compare the public tico scholl to the private gringo school, you'll see why the animosity. There are different prices in the grocery stores for tico and gringos.

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    That's sad if true. I used to go down there every summer and I loved it. Super chill. Aside from bribing cops it was so relaxing and friendly. ****in merikins

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    I hired a roofer to put a new roof on an addition we are building and the guys he sent out to shingle the roof were Costa Ricans...which, i thought was odd...I've seen Mexicans and Guatemalon's, even Russians on jobs, but it was the first time I've ever ran into Costa Rican's here working. I talked to them about how much i loved going there and about how friendly all the Tico's were...they informed me, it is mostly an act to get my money. I didn't want to believe them, but i guess you can't argue when it's coming from the horse's mouth.

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    I did a study abroad in Costa Rica in 1999, and stayed with a host family in San Jose. Besides living in San Jose, which isn't that nice, it was an amazing experience as I experienced living with an amazingly nice Costa Rican family and really got the true cultural experience.

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    Everyone has different travel experiences. Seems that karma is what you put out there. I surfed in France last autumn. People were pleasant, some friendly, nobody was a di(k at all; and yet all I heard from Americans was that the Frnech are di(kheads. Not so. Everyone was cool. One old lady yelled at me for walking across a grassy area in Hendaye but that would happen in a lot of American neighborhoods.

    The world is getting smaller at an exponential pace; it's more crowded at an exponential pace; television has encouraged the spread of materialistic phony 'values' and greed rules all governments, including the USA.

    And nothing these days is ever as good as our memories recall it was.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yankee View Post
    Everyone has different travel experiences. Seems that karma is what you put out there. I surfed in France last autumn. People were pleasant, some friendly, nobody was a di(k at all; and yet all I heard from Americans was that the Frnech are di(kheads. Not so. Everyone was cool. One old lady yelled at me for walking across a grassy area in Hendaye but that would happen in a lot of American neighborhoods.

    The world is getting smaller at an exponential pace; it's more crowded at an exponential pace; television has encouraged the spread of materialistic phony 'values' and greed rules all governments, including the USA.

    And nothing these days is ever as good as our memories recall it was.

    have you heard that
    The French, they are a funny race.
    They fight with their feet, and fug with their face.

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    you were probably near a regular person who didn't like mericanos.cant speak for the entire country that they hate us with a passion,it all goes with how u carry yourself.my co worker is costa rican,i go with him every year to his country on vacation,all I do is buy a ticket.they are some of the nicest people around.learn a little Spanish,it goes to show u tried to impress them and learn their culture.regular rich surfers or maybe some semi pro guys go down there causin havoc,messin with the locals,littering,gettin drunk and doing dumb stuff.its not a culture thing its just people tend to hate those kinds of people.if I had to pick one race I thought was the worst and the one I hate the most(I don't hate btw lol) id say my fellow white people.thers axxholes in every race,cant seclude an entire nation based off a few bad apples