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COSTA RICA

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Informations complémentaires

Publisher : KUPERARD

Publication date : 2016

Serie : Culture Smart!

EAN/ISBN : 9781857336658

Format : paperback

Size : 10.8 x 1.2 x 17.1 cm

Number of pages : 168

Description

travel guide

Costa Rica is renowned for its tropical beauty, the warmth and charm of the “Ticos”—its people’s own name for themselves—and its political stability. This “Switzerland of the Americas” is widely regarded as an oasis of democracy in turbulent Central America. Since the first edition of Culture Smart! Costa Rica was published in 2005, however, there have been some important changes and, with rapid economic development, some growing pains. Over the past few years there has been a movement of population to the towns of the Central Valley. Higher education is now the norm for young Ticos, and the middle class has expanded—but so has the gap between rich and poor. Tourism took a dive after the 2009 recession, and the national debt has grown, while the arrival of multinationals and significant Chinese investment has been welcomed. Unemployment has risen, people are prepared to go on strike more readily, and there is a general disillusionment with politicians. In the face of mounting difficulties the Ticos remain remarkably peaceable, relaxed, and fun-loving. Their enthusiasm for life is seen as much in their passion for soccer as in their demonstrations in support of human and political rights. Culture Smart! Costa Ricaexplores and explains the complex human realities of modern Costa Rican life. Armed with this information, you will be better equipped to understand your hosts and to enjoy your visit to this beguiling and beautiful country to the full.

Delivery conditions

Shipment by tracked mail or Colissimo

1 - France :
  • up to 0.100 gr  : 2.5 euros
  • 0.250 gr : 4.00 euros
  • 0.500 gr : 5.00 euros
  • 1.000 gr : 6.50 euros
  • 2.000 gr : 8.50 euros
  • 3.000 gr : 14.00 euros
  • 5.000 gr : 14.00 euros
2 - Europe and Maghreb :
  • up to 0.100 gr : 5.40 euros
  • 0.250 gr : 9.20 euros
  • 0.500 gr : 12.00 euros
  • 1.000 gr : 16.25 euros
  • 2.000 gr : 19.00 euros
  • 5.000 gr : 26.60 euros
3 - Rest of the world :
  • same up to 2 kgs

Return or exchange authorized and refunded up to 14 days - The item must be returned in its original condition with the invoice and packaging.

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