We’ve got more young Latino folks at the hostel; but this group aren’t language students. They’ve here on working holiday visas for a Canadian adventure.
These young people have likely never seen snow and temperatures of say +20C? likely seem cool to them.? They arrived here to temperatures of -20C+!
Canada has long been proud of its’ reputation for tolerance and in this respect we have much to show to visitors from other countries.
We were voted (five years in a row) by the U.N. as the best country in the world to live in – the bitter cold notwithstanding.
Many Latin American countries have long been known for abrupt and unscheduled changes in government as well as a host of other unjust practices.
Costa Rica is a notable exception. We might have a lot to learn from them!
Canada has been a stable democracy for a century and a half. Costa Rica has been a democracy longer!
The only way to oust a government here is via the ballot box. Costa Rica the same. Unlike a lot of their neighboring states, they have NEVER had a coup d’etat. (That would be pretty difficult since they don’t even have an army).
Canada has an enviable record of reforestation to maintain our natural resources.? Costa Rica has arguably the best Rainforest Preservation Program in the world!
The real telling point is that our three young Costa Ricans are well-behaved, polite and considerate young adults. A pretty accurate reflection of their country it seems.
Pamela, Gloriana and Daniel from Costa Rica.