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Travel to Costa Rica: friendly people, meeting friends and family

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Probably, in a country where the sun almost always shines, people cannot be unhappy. But I don’t think this is the only thing. It’s just that the mentality here is completely different. Frequent meetings with relatives, friends and acquaintances are common in Costa Rica.

At first it may seem unusual, and then you realize that people simply cannot live without communication. They need to constantly share their impressions, news, and sometimes – just talk about everything and nothing. This is part of life in Costa Rica. When you get used to this, you begin to appreciate this most lively communication, from which we are so unaccustomed in the modern world. And this can be seen literally everywhere: airport, supermarket, hotel, street. People can talk to each other everywhere, regardless of whether they know each other.

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I had the opportunity to attend friends’ parties, family meetings and even a birthday party. The first thing that comes to mind when thinking about a birthday in my homeland is radically different from what I saw here. In Costa Rica, you will not see a common table with a variety of dishes and guests who continually say toasts and wishes to the birthday person. This is a completely different holiday format. Yes, people meet in one place, BUT:

  1. Nobody comes at the appointed time. The concept of time in relation to everyday life is very vague here. If you make an appointment at 6 pm, wait until at least 7. Everyone arrives at different times and leaves at different times. You can’t change it – you just need to accept and understand. With my punctuality, it was extremely difficult for me to do this, but now I even see some advantages in this. Nobody rushes anyone, does not strain and does not wait during =)
  2. In a large company, everyone is always scattered into groups. Throughout the evening, people move around and as a result, everyone talked to each other. Why is such a system not good ?! At first I thought that this was somehow not in my opinion, as if there was no cohesion, and what is the general purpose of this meeting, if not to communicate all together? But remembering how it happens in my usual life, I realized that it’s so convenient! The main thing is that as a result, everyone talked and discussed everything they wanted. This means that the goal has been achieved. Of course, if a small company is gathering, this is not the case (in this case, the format of the meeting is familiar to us), but if 10-15 or even more people gather (which is not surprising here at all), it is very convenient.
  3. Food. Perhaps only at weddings you can see the table set here! If this is a meeting of a large company, then most likely it will be just snacks that everyone imposes on themselves. And just think! The owners of the house do not need to spend the whole day in the kitchen to meet the guests, since many guests can bring something with them, and the owners of the house are not expected to have a full dinner. Even alcoholic drinks here are taken by everyone. Well, just perfect for those who invited guests! Although, of course, everything depends on the people themselves. I was at a party where the hosts were preparing (as it seemed to me) the most delicious paella in the world! And in very large quantities =) For his birthday, the birthday man prepared snacks in the form of a buffet, which is also very interesting and tasty.
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Darina Logvinova is an expert on travel and automotive journalists. She enthusiastically shares her experiences through her journalistic work, writing about international travel, cars, performing arts, and news in general. Darina's work can be found in several international publications. Hello! I'm Darina Logvinova. My life is full of interesting events. And I want to share this with you. My passion is to travel. Perhaps there is nothing more surprising and impressive than discovering new countries, new cultures, cities, uniquely beautiful places. Travel is life. This is what always gives strength, energy, and desire to go forward. It's so hard to wake up early for work, but it's so easy - to the airport or to the train =) I am also fond of psychology. I believe that it is impossible to have a harmonious relationship with yourself and with the people around you, without understanding anything about our inner world. Many world-famous authors set out their thoughts in books, they are very smart and talented people who share their knowledge and experience. There is nothing easier than buying a book and learning something new from the geniuses of psychology. Our feelings and emotions are very multifaceted. We all perceive the world in different ways and we need to be able to respect and understand this. Everything that we wish will certainly come true, you need to be able to dream about it correctly. The universe does not limit anyone. It is full of supplies for each of us. Psychology is a very important science for humanity. The more the world develops, the more people understand this. The more we are tolerant to ourselves and to all people, the more good there will be in our lives and in the whole world. Development is the driving force behind humanity. We simply cannot afford to stand still, otherwise, our life loses all meaning. Every day, discovering something new for ourselves, we move forward towards our goals.
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