Ox Cart

Costa Rica’s Ox Carts: Rolling Art Works And National Symbols

“Hwee!” hollered my carreta driver, swatting at the ox team’s rumps to spur them on. Then, when we arrived at our destination: “Haysa!” (“Stop!”) These and a dozen other words are integral to the ox driver’s lexicon, and as I rode through Costa Rica’s coffee country, I was learning fast. But the driver’s slang wasn’t […]

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