Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Tico House

This is another example of a typical rural house in our area of Costa Rica, which I have called a Tico house.  I like the lush landscaping.

Tico is a term used to mean Costa Ricans.  It is not derogatory.  Costa Ricans us the term all the time to refer to themselves.  The cable company is called Tico Cable.  The leading English language newspaper is called the Tico times.

Th term is derived from a quirk in the  way Costa Ricans speak Spanish.  They like to use the suffix "ico" for the diminutive form of words.

This week we have photos of the recent total solar eclipse off the coast of Australia posted on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.

8 comments:

brattcat said...

how verdant and lush and welcoming.

Sharon said...

Lush is a perfect way to describe this little place. It's almost hidden by all the greenery.

Judy said...

So much color in that yard! Looks like a nice quiet place to live.

Lowell said...

I like "tico." I like this tico house. Could be a house in south Florida.

So, your condos would not be called "Tico" houses, right? :-)

Robert Geiss said...

Beautiful.


Please have you all a good Thursday.

Bob Crowe said...

The picture is an excellent example of the local architecture. This home looks relatively prosperous but all the Tico homes are well kept and orderly. The people have a sense of pride and responsibility.

Jack said...

Lush, lush, lush. Rich, saturated colors.

JM said...

Look at that greenery! I wouldn't mind living there! :-)

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