Smirnoff, Schmirnoff

My friend Brad pointed out this article to me today. You can have a look at it, but the gist of it is that for some reason, Costa Rica is the #1 consumer of Smirnoff Ice in the world! Any time this little country is #1 in anything, it gets my interest, so I checked it out. It's interesting, since you do see Smirnoff Ice everywhere here. But since I've lived here for 8 years, I didn't know that it wasn't normal when compared to the rest of the world. I also didn't know that it had a reputation Read more [...]

Five Things That Make Me Uneasy About This Milk In A Bag

The other day I went to the pulpería on the way home from work. Just so you know, a pulpería is like a Costa Rican convenience store, although quite a bit less convenient. I'll really have to do a separate post about them sometime. But the point is this: they sell basic foods, and they're in most little towns in Costa Rica. They also usually have better hours than a supermarket, so you can do things like picking up milk on the way home from work at 9:50 pm. Which is exactly what I did. But instead Read more [...]