Welcome to the Wild West

In Chapter 10 of the book, All In, the authors Adrian Gostick & Chester Elton are discussing the idea of accountability and write: “Imagine living in the western United States in the mid-1800s. Unless a lawman was standing near you as you shot someone, there was little chance you’d ever be brought to justice.”

Welcome to Costa Rica in 2014.

Since moving to Costa Rica almost 2 years ago, I have often felt like I live in the 1800’s and the Wild West. Especially when I was living in Guanacaste since it’s much like the Southwestern US with hot temperatures, dirt everywhere and cactus growing out of dry landscapes + all the crime and lawlessness (by both Ticos and Gringos).

For your amusement, here’s some of the posts I’ve found on Facebook that prove my point.  Enjoy!

But it’s not all bad here in the Wild West.  Here’s a final post of kindness to end this on a more positive note:

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Pura vida…Chrissy

2 thoughts on “Welcome to the Wild West

  1. Break-ins can be a real bummer and happen a lot in un-gated communities. Along the Ballena Coast there are gated communities to help prevent losses like what you are describing.

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