I just had an absolutely wonderful lunch with Ms. Passey at the Boulder Cafe on Pearl Street. Jacqueline and boyfriend Terrence Chan (yes, the Terrence Chan) have been living in Costa Rica for the past month+. I picked Jacqueline’s brain about living in Costa Rica and how it compares to the US and found it very fascinating. Of things to note:
- Americans typically thing of time in 5 minutes units; Costa Ricans use 30 minute increments
- In Costa Rica, family always comes first. If you see your a long lost friend on the street on the way to a meeting with the CEO, it is perfectly acceptable to stop and talk with him. Even if it makes you two hours late for your meeting
- The streets are narrow and full of potholes
- The Internet is terribly slow. It’s also a monopoly with unionized employees. If they feel like it, they can’t just cut off the Internet. If you plan on bringing in a DirectWay dish, the Costa Ricans will hunt you down.
We also talked about poker and how to beat the system by using bonus cash.
I also picked up Ender’s Game, with the cover that was on the version I read in 8th grade. Very cool.
Jacqueline picked up “What’s On in the World… and When by “Globe Trekkers”. It’s a global event calendar, organized by month, of various festivals and the best places to visit each month.”
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