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Well, as the motto of the Costa Rica trip goes, "Be Flexible." We had a week of plans for this adventure, and today those plans were foiled. Ahhh....we'll all adapt I guess. Instead of 4 full days at Manos Abiertas doing evaluations and treatment sessions, we will be venturing into the community with the physically higher functioning residents...to a Volcanic Hot Springs resort. And it turns out that Thursday is going to be a carnival explosion at Manos...we'll see ...
... was quite a sight to watch! We then headed to be early as we had a 4am shuttle to the airport (we seem to have a lot of early morning starts!). We decided to fly from Guatemala to Costa Rica about 4 days before as we didn't think we could handle the 24 hour bus ride and wanted a bit more time in Costa Rica. Somehow we managed to book business class, we are still not sure how as we booked the cheapest flight and it was the same ...
... and their two little kids to the farmers market! It was about a 4 mile walk and a super cool experience. Got lots of delicious fruit and it was so cheap! I also saw my first pool in Costa Rica as well as some cool seventy. It was nice to go to a different part of town and explore a little. My team and I then made dinner for the whole stint team that night...we made Arepas (a Venezuelan dish) and they were delicious. I am becoming quite good at cooking ethnic food lol. This morning ...
... I have not been able to keep up the regular blog updates or even writing in that black leather captains log of mine. I will try fill you in but know that neither words nor photos cannot do this experience justice and I will probably butcher the hell out of it.
After my week on the beach of Colombia I spent five days sailing across open waters measuring 3,000m deep to the beautiful San Blas Islands off Panama. The first two days were as rough as any waters I have been on ...
... is Achiote. It is a natural food colourant with the pigment number E160b. On the Product Information Panel, it is often referred to as Bixa orellana. Little containers of this paste are sold by the truckloads from the local store. If you are still curious and would like to know more then check out this link. I think there would be a market for it in Australia. Any takers? www.herbwisdom.com/herb-achiote.html
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