Things Retired American Men in Costa Rica Have Said to Me.

Dangerous assumptions while talking to a Latina

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“Your English is so good! Where did you learn English?”

Yes, most of them assume English is not my first language, and are shocked when I can speak. They can’t help but compliment me…even though, like them, I’m American.

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