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My first cup of Java, Alajuela, Costa Rica travel blog

My first cup of Java

A travel blog entry by semi-backpacker

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... I am to be enjoying the tropical jungle part of my adventure with Carolina?? Since I am actually going to be living in Costa Rica for a few months, having her here to start exploring the good and the bad, has been amazing. We woke up bright ...

Finally we made it., Uvita, Costa Rica travel blog

Finally we made it.

A travel blog entry by janda

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Hi all, Well we made it into Costa Rica 2days ago. We were in late due to a flight delay. We arrived at our Hostal and crashed for the night. The next morning we were to leave at 9am to head south (4hrs on 2 buses). Brett had other plans. She woke up ...

Finally Becoming an Auntie - Well, not Technically, Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica travel blog

Finally Becoming an Auntie - Well, not Technically

A travel blog entry by semi-backpacker

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MY NEW FAMILY IN COSTA RICA In previous entries I have mentioned Doņa Zoraida. She is my neighbor and has been my hiking buddy for the last two months. Her family has really taken me in as one of their own and I have grown close to her daughter, sons, ...

Itīs Going to be Interesting!, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica travel blog

Itīs Going to be Interesting!

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... , a what if came to mind. Ten or perhaps fifteen years from now, what would prevent a new indigenous government from nationalizing Costa Rica. I expect that there are laws cast in stone to prevent such things, but what if the government simply turned the ...

The Cloud Forests of Monteverde and Santa Elena, Santa Elena, Costa Rica travel blog

The Cloud Forests of Monteverde and Santa Elena

A travel blog entry by duke_schewe

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... world only a few hours away. After many STRONG recommendations by locals, we decided to rent a 4X4 to journey to Monteverde, Costa Rica's Cloud Forest. An adventure is such an understatement for what awaited us. I will let Mark describe the road ...

My Mom's Arrival, Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica travel blog

My Mom's Arrival

A travel blog entry by semi-backpacker

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PICKING MY MOM AT THE AIRPORT After planning my mom's trip to Costa Rica what seems like ages ago, the date arrived and so did my mom! Doņa Zoraida and her son, Carlos were kind enough to go to the airport with me and pick her up. We enjoyed great ...

Why Canīt We All Just Get Along?, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica travel blog

Why Canīt We All Just Get Along?

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... Great White North - the Canadians. Last week a young Vancouver threesome moved into the bottom half of our beach house. They'd just arrived in Costa Rica and had stopped Ellen on her way to the beach to ask her about a good place to eat. The 'where are ...

A Little Like Deadwood, Without the Cussinī, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica travel blog

A Little Like Deadwood, Without the Cussinī

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... folk watch their investments deplete as thieves walk free. Recently, criminal culprit beatings by vigilantes has been reported. Costa Rica is a land with little law and less infrastructure. Over time the ever increasing North American horde, looking down ...

Pura Vida, San José, Costa Rica travel blog

Pura Vida

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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San Jose, Costa Rica...I am back in the modern western world ... a place where you can flush the toilet paper, get a hot shower (my first since leaving El Salvador on June 13, not that I'm keeping track or anything) and all the choices of fast food ...

Soaking wet in Central America's Switzerland, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Soaking wet in Central America's Switzerland

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... the "Banana Republics". The longstanding democratic tradition, high level of exports, and burgeoning tourism industry have given Costa Rica's population a level of affluence envied by its neighbors. In fact, Costa Rica's prosperity, liberal land ...

Paid to Play Episode 1:  The One Where I Get a Job, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Paid to Play Episode 1: The One Where I Get a Job

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... and finishing a tough day at the local disco tech.  So I am officially hard at work now....just like you. In San Jose, Costa Rica, I learned a bunch of office and computer stuff and got to meet the visionary CEO of the company.   Next up, a ...

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Life in the "Big" city of Ciudad Colon

A travel blog entry by semi-backpacker

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THE NEIGHBORING "BIG" CITY Today I realized that Ciudad Colon is a much closer walk than the town of Piedades, which is where I had been going for my grocery shopping and general exploration needs. Ciudad Colon also has much more going on and is a ...

The Clearing of Arenal, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

The Clearing of Arenal

A travel blog entry by semi-backpacker

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BRIGHT AND EARLY I met Doņa Zoraida a few days after Carolina left back to the US. For the last few weeks she's been a great walking buddy through the steep trails of Piedades. Her son was going to San Carlos for a work trip and they invited ...

Last chance for lava, La Fortuna, Costa Rica travel blog

Last chance for lava

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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Weather brightened up so booked on tour this afternoon on the way we could see the debris and smoke coming down the side of the top of the volcano.  First off we did a shortish hike up to a mirador to see the volcano and Lake ...

The Costa Rican Canopy, Rincon de la Vieja, Costa Rica travel blog

The Costa Rican Canopy

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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The Toronto Star TRAVEL Saturday, October 2, 1999 My Costa Rica tour - at treetop height Readers' Tales IT WAS 8 p.m. as I approached the giant Kapok tree where I was about to embark on my 11-tree canopy tour through Rincon de la Vieja forest in Costa ...

We laughed and we cried, we danced and we slept, La Estrella, Costa Rica travel blog

We laughed and we cried, we danced and we slept

A travel blog entry by bootsmade4wlkin

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... .  We are all learning to live with, and in some cases even embrace, those little weird things that set life in rural Costa Rica apart from our lives in the States...or anywhere else for that matter.  Each of our towns, our schools, our families ...

Monkey Mania in Manuel Antonio, Quepos, Costa Rica travel blog

Monkey Mania in Manuel Antonio

A travel blog entry by duke_schewe

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... the Monkeys, some people just don't get it. Is it any wonder our world continues to sink. We, human beings, just don't get it. Costa Rica at last. It has been a long time coming but we've finally arrived in Central America. We took the Red Eye out of ...

Back to Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Back to Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by jotraveller

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After a stopover in El Salvador, Honduras, and Leon en San Juan del Sur in Nicararagua we where heading for Costa Rica...In Leon however a strange thing happened... Both being in a very good mood we decided to take a ride in Leon's Party bus. A topless ...

This is why Iīm here..., La Estrella, Costa Rica travel blog

This is why Iīm here...

A travel blog entry by bootsmade4wlkin

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... Johnny and Ivan itīs really too late.  Their fates were mapped out for them long before I ever even thought about coming to Costa Rica.  But when I look at the others, I feel that Iīm racing against time.  If they know English well enough ...

When it rains, it pours...everyday, La Estrella, Costa Rica travel blog

When it rains, it pours...everyday

A travel blog entry by bootsmade4wlkin

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The rainy season has struck with a vengeance, and I have added some interesting new words to my vocabulary. Aguacero: literally, 'mountains of water', but basically 'it's raining so hard that you can't hear yourself think or see two feet in front of ...

Driving the Nicoya Peninsula, Playa Santa Teresa, Costa Rica travel blog

Driving the Nicoya Peninsula

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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... and we found ourselves forging onward. At unmapped Playa San Miguel, we stopped to investigate the possibility of land ownership in Costa Rica. After viewing several beachfront properties and collecting a wealth of data as well as a nasty barbed wire cut, ...

Monteverde, Santa Elena, Costa Rica travel blog

Monteverde

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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... , the first we have had for about 3 weeks (just to clarify, we have showered but it has been cold) - bliss. Because Costa Rica is far more touristy than its neighbors our options we far more varied. Santa Elena and Monteverde's attraction is the Cloud ...

Children's Eternal Rain Forest and Butterflies, Monteverde, Costa Rica travel blog

Children's Eternal Rain Forest and Butterflies

A travel blog entry by janda

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... to a butterfly garden (accompanied by 3-4 stray dogs). We got a full tour of butterflies from all of the different ecosystems here in Costa Rica. (Lots of Blue Morphos!!) The guide was a graduate of a zoology program in the states. She also showed us a ...

Taking a break from solo traveling!, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

Taking a break from solo traveling!

A travel blog entry by semi-backpacker

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... my trip! My best friend and hermana del alma, Carolina has joined me for a week on this crazy adventure. We have started in Costa Rica, which will be my home base for the next few months. TRAVELING FIRST CLASS My 7 years of corporate travel paid off ...

San Jose - Chilling Out, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

San Jose - Chilling Out

A travel blog entry by andanddan

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... in before strolling around the city and having a leisurely breakfast (or more correctly brunch) at the Cafe Parisien in the Gran Hotel Costa Rica. We then paid a quick visit to the opulent National Theatre where we hoped, as it turned out in vain, that we ...

My First Dance, La Estrella, Costa Rica travel blog

My First Dance

A travel blog entry by bootsmade4wlkin

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You couldnīt have asked for a better night.  It was warmer than itīs ever been and it hadnīt rained in four days!!!  As we finished getting ready and took some pictures, we could hear the band warming up.  I was almost giddy with ...

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 ...

Into the Hippy Heart of Darkness, Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica travel blog

Into the Hippy Heart of Darkness

A travel blog entry by andrewandjacque

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Or, La Corazon de Noche. On Valentineīs Day, we left Cahuita in a giant rainstorm (it had been sprinkling most evenings) and headed 24 km south to Manzanillo. Our goal was Punta Mona, but the rain kept us from hiking in. We spent the night in a ...

A Pleasant Reconciliation with San Jose, San Jose, Costa Rica travel blog

A Pleasant Reconciliation with San Jose

A travel blog entry by semi-backpacker

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... . I decided to join a neighbor on a city tour and discovered beautiful hidden gems like local parks full of history, an understated cathedral not to be judged by its outsides, the first mall of Costa Rica, the elegant Teatro Nacional and much, much ...

Our last day of heat, Alajuela, Costa Rica travel blog

Our last day of heat

A travel blog entry by emanddave

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... that there is McDs and Pizza Hut here (although strictly not allowed on our regime) and feels pretty American in many ways.   Costa Rica has been a lot cheaper than we imagined esp accommodation has not been too bad and food can get a good meal for ...

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