Gift Giving

It is common to exchange gifts for many different reasons in Costa Rica. If invited to a person’s home, a bottle of wine, bouquet of flowers or chocolates are appropriate gifts. If giving flowers, avoid lilies, which are used at funerals. I made the mistake of giving lillies (my favorite flower) to a friend for her birthday. Thank goodness she understood that I didn’t understand and was forgiven for my faux paux.

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