Chapter 1: The Quest for Pura Vida

Being Macha in a Latin American Country

"Macha" is a Tico slang term that means "blonde girl."  There's no inherently offensive or degrading connotations to the word, but it does have a certain effect. I knew before moving to Costa Rica that some Latin American men have a preference for blonde women, but I never really thought about what that would mean.… Continue reading Being Macha in a Latin American Country

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