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Costa Rica: Spend the $60

Most of my blogs have been upbeat; they’ve shared the more “glamorous” aspects of my trip. Don’t be fooled, there were times that were less than ideal. 644 more words


Oklahoma Map Series: My Tico Family

I wanted to have something of myself to leave with those who hosted, guided, loved, and celebrated life with me, so I decorated Oklahoma maps and brought them along. 674 more words


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.