Travel Blogs from Santa Ana, Costa Rica

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Crossing the Rio Grande...Well, Not quite!!, Piedades de Santa Ana, Costa Rica travel blog

Crossing the Rio Grande...Well, Not quite!!

A travel blog entry by semi-backpacker

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THE LONGEST HIKE Today Doña Zoraida suggested we walk to Ciudad Colon, which would be about an hour and a half. The two times I had been to Ciudad Colon in the past, I had taken a taxi for approx $2, so I was excited to learn the walking route. Hey, ...

It Rains in Rainy Season - Who Would've Thunk it, Santa Ana, Costa Rica travel blog

It Rains in Rainy Season - Who Would've Thunk it

A travel blog entry by semi-backpacker

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FORECAST FOR TODAY: RAIN So when I came to Costa Rica, I knew I would be hitting their rainy season. What I didn't know is that when they say it rains every day, guess what, it rains every day! I have been here for three weeks and have yet to see a ...

Ants on Steroids, Santa Ana, Costa Rica travel blog

Ants on Steroids

A travel blog entry by semi-backpacker

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OUR FIRST HIKE Once we got settled in, Caro and I set about the challenging task of going for a hike in the surrounding area. Just imagine uphill and downhill were the only directions - not 5 feet of flat land to speak of!! It was worth it though, ...

Moving into a writer's paradise, Santa Ana, Costa Rica travel blog

Moving into a writer's paradise

A travel blog entry by semi-backpacker

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... to get too deep, but in this vision, I saw myself living a bit remote and with spectacular views to inspire me every day. At the time I had no idea what country this place was in, but I can safely say I found it in the little town of Piedades de Santa ...

The hills are alive with the sound of music..., Santa Ana, Costa Rica travel blog

The hills are alive with the sound of music...

A travel blog entry by semi-backpacker

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... night before, we met Eider, a friendly Boston resident who had just come back from visiting his family in Chapinlandia. He was in Costa Rica for a few days and hung out with us on Saturday. We decided to hike the beautiful green mountain that neighbors my ...

Goodbyes are Never Easy, Santa Ana, Costa Rica travel blog

Goodbyes are Never Easy

A travel blog entry by semi-backpacker

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LAST WALK TO THE TOWN STORE That morning, Caro and I were up early. Even though her airport pick up was before noon, we were able to squeeze in a killer hike to the town store, our last walk together, before 10 o'clock. These friendly neighborhood ...

Costa Rica's Central Valley: New Love, Santa Ana, suburb of San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Costa Rica's Central Valley: New Love

A travel blog entry by rob_howell

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... of the natural canyon. The canyon was magnificent to say the least; a testament to the beautiful natural landscape dominating most of Costa Rica. And, while soaking in its beauty, the reality hit me of how lucky I had become. Most people only believe ...

Café de los Ticos, Santa Ana, Costa Rica travel blog

Café de los Ticos

A travel blog entry by comeasyouare

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... staying with their family for the past 4 days and enjoying the best tasting coffee of my life, there was no way we were leaving Costa Rica without a clay coffee maker. The secret is all about the filter. It is a heavy cloth material that hangs down into a ...

Creatures that go

Creatures that go "bump" in the night

A travel blog entry by testigos

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... street names or addresses exist here it is virtually impossible to to map the territory for not at homes.  Field Service in Costa Rica consists of going to an area and then walking down the streets attempting to cover as much territory with the whole ...

We Found A House!, San Isidro, Costa Rica travel blog

We Found A House!

A travel blog entry by testigos

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... look after it. I also don't have to clean since our housekeeper, Bella, comes 4 times a week. Its really roughing it here in Costa Rica. Today was our first full day in our new home. We truly appreciated Jehovah's creation as we sat in our front entry ...

Mas Aventuras, San Isidro, Costa Rica travel blog

Mas Aventuras

A travel blog entry by testigos

... intimate group so that all could meet one another.  We made many friends and compared stories as to how we arrived in Costa Rica.  The hotel we stayed in was very nice but there seemed to be some confusion over our room when we first ...

Our Tico Night, San Isidro, Costa Rica travel blog

Our Tico Night

A travel blog entry by testigos

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... but no worries, that did not dampen Sophie's spirits. She is one of the most optimistic little girls I know. Instead she taught me a Costa Rican riddle which I still do not know what it means. It goes like this... De tin mari de Don Pinguie;Cucara matara ...

Our Field Service Experiences, San Isidro, Costa Rica travel blog

Our Field Service Experiences

A travel blog entry by testigos

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Hello Everyone! So we finally have been able to put pictures up. You may want to look back at previous entries to see the pictures relating to that entry. Mo and I have had a very spiritually fulfilling week here in servicio del campo (field ...

Back home, one last time, Santa Ana, Costa Rica travel blog

Back home, one last time

A travel blog entry by kstephens

I took the 6 am bus out of Manuel Antonio to head back to Santa Ana to say bye to my family there and pack up for my flight home tomorrow! I've had so much fun here, but I'm ready to go ...

Los chicos de la guarderia, Piedades de Santa Ana, Costa Rica travel blog

Los chicos de la guarderia

A travel blog entry by kstephens

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Every day, I get up at 7:15 for breakfast before walking 15 minutes to the guarderia (day care center). The kids always come running to give me a hug when I arrive. They are all so friendly and happy, even with the simplest things. They love playing ...

Open Your Eyes-You Can Fly, Santa Ana, Costa Rica travel blog

Open Your Eyes-You Can Fly

A travel blog entry by lizzyness

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Ugh.  I’ve been slacking.  Actually, I’ve been hyper active in my social life, which has led me to neglect accurate and prompt reporting.  My memories and stories for this entry are obscured by the haze of time.  Thank ...

We're pregnant+Cinthya Solano+Andrés Lóp, Santa Ana, Costa Rica travel blog

We're pregnant+Cinthya Solano+Andrés Lóp

A travel blog entry by ivangui

I slept on the lower bed. We had bought pregnancy test yesterday and Cynthia took one this morning. She almost woke me up to show me the positive pregnancy result. It took me a second to associate the idea and then i just kissed her and show happiness. ...

Last few days in Santa Ana.. :(, Santa Ana, Costa Rica travel blog

Last few days in Santa Ana.. :(

A travel blog entry by kilgiraffe

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Just chilling for the rest of the days.. ...

First Saturday, Santa Ana, Costa Rica travel blog

First Saturday

A travel blog entry by ckarlsgodt

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...  CR is the size of West Virginia.  Thoughts from Sydney.... verbatim "the first day i was here i had a chocolate donut in costa rica.  and too, i had pastry.  and i love chocolate. i'm going on a bus type thing and i'll see a volcano ...

first day here, Santa Ana, Costa Rica travel blog

first day here

A travel blog entry by ckarlsgodt

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We're here!  Flew into pouring rain.  It has cleared up now, it's very beautiful and green!  Dave and Sydney went for a walk and Miranda is napping.  I look forward to seeing more of the view that I can see from our b&b. We're ...

Arrival, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Arrival

A travel blog entry by mjnelson18

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After around a 30 hour journey from Leeds Bradford airport to San Jose which included an overnight wait in Heathrow airport and a scheduled 11 hour flight which got in 2 hours later than it was supposed to, I successfully met James and got to the hotel ...

A Wrong Turn, Villa Colon, Costa Rica travel blog

A Wrong Turn

A travel blog entry by travelmouse_32

I arrived at the farm I´m WWOOFing with yesterday.  Though it´s beautiful and warm here it was very misrepresented.  I don´t think much learning will be done here and because it lacks structure, organization and management of any kind and ...

Arrived in San José, Santa Ana, Costa Rica travel blog

Arrived in San José

A travel blog entry by ivangui

Shirley drove us o the airport. We've been fighting or not talking much for the last two days. She's been moody and I've been impatient. We got to the airport and rox and don jose were waiting for us. Drive us home. Marce and sara were home. Marce had ...

A Papaya Welcome, Colón, Costa Rica travel blog

A Papaya Welcome

A travel blog entry by lizzyness

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"I escaped the heat of the Midwest by moving to the tropics." A common phrase heard amongst the gringos exiting the plane onto Costa Rican soil.  Stepping into the cool San José evening (70˚F) really was a shock to the system.  Needing to ...

Colegío de Mundo Unido.., Santa Ana, Costa Rica travel blog

Colegío de Mundo Unido..

A travel blog entry by kilgiraffe

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So just chilling at the school I'm staying at. And all I can think is WOW this place is gorgeous.. ...

The best Costa Rican Coffee, Doka Coffee Plantation, Costa Rica travel blog

The best Costa Rican Coffee

A travel blog entry by thebertstriplog

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We enjoyed our visit to the Doka Coffee Plantation, with samples, shopping, meeting the pickers, and shop keepers....:) ...

Back from the Hiatus, Ciudad Colón, Costa Rica travel blog

Back from the Hiatus

A travel blog entry by lizzyness

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Dear all,      This is no way to re-enter the world of blogging after such a respite.  Though, I felt compelled to write, and since the impetus comes so rarely, I thought I'd follow it through.  This is very reactionary and ...

It's All a GrEAt ExPeriMenT!!!, Cuidad Colon , Costa Rica travel blog

It's All a GrEAt ExPeriMenT!!!

A travel blog entry by annala.soel

... ...Look before you reach, as there have been two Tercio Pelios found on the farm over the past year (the deadliest snake in Costa Rica!!!) Charles has been a permanent fixture here at the FarmO for the past three years. He is an Ex-pat who never actually ...

www.intercambiocentralamerica.com, Santa Ana, Costa Rica travel blog

www.intercambiocentralamerica.com

A travel blog entry by hannah.thompson

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I have created a website to help speakers of different languages in Central America find language exchange partners. There is a huge demand for Ticos to speak English to get on in their careers, while there are ever-growing numbers of gringos and ...

My short fruitful stay, Santa Ana, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

My short fruitful stay

A travel blog entry by riooro

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... trips to CR, but this time was an exception.  I was looking at buying a relatively inexpensive commercial property in Sanata Ana Centro.  It was a decrepid, decaying older site but great value at the price as the area is fast growing with the ...

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