Tag: Costa Rica


Colonoscopy and Other Shit

(I know. I’m still ruminating about Costa Rica even though we’ve moved on. This is more of a rant on how broken the US medical system is.) People sometimes ask us how we decide where we’re going. In the case of our January trip to Costa Rica, the motivation was […]


Costa Rica Rant

Tico Rico,Eco this Eco that, Justo Gusto, Coco Loco,   Pura Vida, Early morning howlers, Bird feeder fights, enterprising tourismo entrepreneurs, warm humid embrace, cloud forest downpours, majestic mountains, lush valleys, cute coati armies, warm breezes, “always use sunscreen”, Industrious leaf-cutting ants that can spell . . . . Panderias,  licoreras, pulperias, Let […]


YAW = Yet Another Waterfalls

Is it possible to see too many waterfalls? When we were backpacking in Brazil through the Chapada Diamantina, there were beautiful clear streams tumbling down the mountains. There were waterfalls everywhere. We had already seen the western hemisphere’s tallest free fall waterfall. We were lucky enough to be there when […]


Las Mariposas, As Borboletas, die Schmetterlinge, Motýli, Бабочки

Butterflies! When we visited Manuel Antonio Park, we saw Blue Morpho butterflies for the first time. The back of their wings is a brilliant, luminescent blue that lights up like neon signs in the sun. They must be the Las Vegas of butterflies. Of course, it was impossible to capture […]

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