Tuesday, November 06, 2007

L.A. Times takes notice of Costa Rica's messed up address system

Postal carrier Roberto Montero Reyes, a 27-year veteran, chats with a resident of Tibas, Costa Rica. Delivering mail means deciphering addresses that read like treasure-hunt clues. (Maria Dickerson/L.A Times)Back in March I told you that Correos de Costa Rica (Costa Rica's Postal Service) was planning to implement a new address system. Yesterday the newspaper Los Angeles Times published an interesting article about our traditional address system (where it comes from and why we use it) and the struggles of changing the mindset of the Ticos to accept a new system.
I advise you to read Maria's Dickerson article if you want to have a better understanding of how to find your way in our country.

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