Tag Archives: Costa Rica

Progress Update: Estoy Aprendiendo Español

You might remember that after last year’s trip to Costa Rica, I came back determined to learn Spanish. We are going there again in April, and I want to report on my progress. Yes, I’ve made some. I feel pretty … Continue reading

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Sueños de Bambú

Have you ever walked in a bamboo forest? Some are open and light, others are dense and shady. The stalks clatter gently in the wind. They smell grassy. On the island of Maui, there are several bamboo forests, and when … Continue reading

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One Step Closer to Costa Rica

We are about to commit some money toward our retirement plan. After doing our due diligence, we have decided to invest in Osa Mountain Village in the southwest part of Costa Rica. It’s a developing sustainable community that seems almost … Continue reading

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Full Moon Over Costa Rica

May 16 It’s nearly over. Tomorrow we fly home. But today…well, today we are still in CR, and it was a gorgeous day. Sunny with a wonderful breeze. Normal breakfast at the hotel, and fun conversation with another couple that … Continue reading

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Sun, Sand, Shopping – In other words, Heaven

Our lunch companion May 15 Low key today. Woke up around 7:30, had breakfast, strolled around to see what was open & checked out the various stores. It never ceases to amaze me that two stores will have the same … Continue reading

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Sunset over the Pacific

May 14 It’s been a long time since I watched the sun set as I waded in the surf.The ocean is warm here at Tamarindo, and the sand is brown and black. It made lovely patterns in the ebbing tide. … Continue reading

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Our Last day in San Jose – Shopping, an earthquake, and more

May 13 Today started out as pretty mundane, but did not stay that way! As planned, after breakfast we went out to do some shopping. I bought two t-shirts, or camisetas as they are called in Spanish. I also finally … Continue reading

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The Coffee Tour

May 12 Today we had a tour at Cafe Britt. I have to correct what I said yesterday, it is NOT a working plantation, it is a roasting company. They buy from small estates all over Costa Rica, but only … Continue reading

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You need socks? They’ve got ’em…

May 11 Along with other clothes, DVDs, toys, whistles, and much, much more. This guy was just starting to set up on Central Avenue when we walked by. There is like a changing of the guard around 7:30 pm – … Continue reading

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From the Irazu Volcano to the Orosi Valley

Tuesday, May 10 Today we went east. We were in a tour van with 2 other couples, our driver Emilio, and our guide Max. The first exciting thing happened even before we left town: a train merged into traffic on … Continue reading

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