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A good rain

Albeit, brief, the rain was welcome relief today.  Maybe there’s more to come.  The skies still look pretty dark.


Buzzing Samara

I live in one of the prettiest landscapes imaginable, with thick deciduous forests.

Volcanic mountains that reach right down to the sea.

Crystal blue waves crashing on rock formations. 169 more words

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Sales tax may be the future of Costa Rica

A few months ago, the Costa Rican government told us to collect sales tax (venta) on our vacation rentals. There was a lot of controversy and arguments in the courts but finally all powers agreed that it was law.  729 more words

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Sky Walking and Misfires With Zip-lining

After visiting Arenal volcano, our holiday continued in high-gear as we headed to Monteverde. For those unfamiliar with Costa Rica, Monteverde is perhaps best known for its “cloud forest” (complete with zip lines) and its coffee plantations.  712 more words


Great Kiskadee in Costa Rica

The Great Kiskadee was a frequent visitor at our hotel pool. This one, however, was spotted while we were out for a hike.


Our new favorite breakfast joint

Ted Jackson is serving breakfast at the El Pollo Palace on the plaza.

His morning special of two eggs, gallo pinto, maduras, and coffee for c1,500 is the best deal around. 70 more words

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How To Make A Day Trip To Monteverde From La Fortuna (Arenal) Or Vice Versa

This blog post is going to be a bit of a hypocritical one.

Once and a while travellers ask us for our advice in doing something that we secretly wish they wouldn’t do. 2,843 more words

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