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One of my favourite things to do in a new country is visiting the local supermarket. Seeing the locals go about their day to day lives is the ultimate cultural immersion! But for me it goes beyond that. I find it fascinating to browse the aisles in search for wacky and weird or simply new and interesting foods/drinks that you can’t find anywhere else in the world.
So here are a few of my Costa Rican favourites!
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Have you seen any of these Costa Rican finds in supermarkets elsewhere in Central or South America?
Oksana is the Editor-in-Chief, writer and photographer at DrinkTeaTravel.com. Canadian by passport, world citizen at heart, Oksana has lived on four continents and traveled to over 70 countries. Together with her husband, Max, they live an unconventional life, striving for an eco-conscious lifestyle. In her spare time, she can be found in a hammock with a good book and a cup of freshly steeped Earl Grey tea.
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