This doesn't mean Costa Rica is a dangerous place to live in - our little community has been very safe over the years and we do not fear living here.
Two ironworkers arrived the other day to take measurements. In Canada, they would have arrived in a van, and wearing cloth booties over their shoes so as not to dirty up floors or carpets.
Not here in Costa Rica! Our iron worker guys showed up at our gate riding big motorcycles and wearing wife beater shirts. They saw my art work lying all over the place and were suitably impressed.
Then they went all around out house measuring the windows. They are supposed to be back here on Saturday to install the bars.
I would take pictures of the process, except the bandits stole my camera!