This is the first part of a two part series. We were offered the opportunity to participate in Gecko Trail Adventures popular 3 in 1 tour in Puerto Viejo. Due to the sheer awesomeness of this tour, I couldn’t justify putting all of it in just one post. Contrary to popular belief, there are no… Continue reading Jaguar Rescue Center – Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica
All the way at the end of the road on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica you can find Manzanillo. Known for it's kick ass nature reserve, this place really is quite the haven. A bit of a hike out but completely worth every footstep.
...but there will be no post today. Why? I'M ON A BOAT. (Sailing from Panama to Colombia.)
Yes, there seems to be a pattern here. I seem to post multiple posts on either tacos al pastor or chocolate. Can you blame me? We found ourselves on a chocolate tour in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica. Seeing the process from start to finish was nothing like I expected. Hell, I didn’t even know chocolate… Continue reading Chocolate – Breakfast of Champions
We hiked through small roads and dirt patches in Bataan, Costa Rica to find a small creek to spend our afternoon in (beer in tow). I felt like Indiana Jones, alone in the wilderness, only a few stray dogs following us. But before the washed out bridge, we found this decayed beauty on the side… Continue reading Photo Friday: HDR – Bataan, Costa Rica
Visiting Costa Rica has been a long time coming. So long, in fact, that we even dedicated over a month of our trip to it before we even arrived. That’s quite a commitment for a trip that had very little planning to begin with. As we got closer to Costa Rica, we really started getting… Continue reading The Wilds of Costa Rica: A Break from the Tourism
It has been a while since I've given you guys a nice old fashioned photo essay! I really didn't know what to expect in regards to nature in Costa Rica. I really had my mind blown by some of the beautiful flowers found about. More than anything I'm so proud of my frog pictures. I… Continue reading Photo Essay: Nature in Costa Rica
This has to be my favorite HDR so far. I am starting to really get the hang of it (or so I think). We arrived to the top of this hill winded and exhilarated at the same time. We had managed to hike regardless of the weather and the gamble had worked out. The clouds… Continue reading Photo Friday: HDR – Montezuma, Costa Rica
My how time flies. We are more than half way through our year abroad (200 days to be exact!) and somehow we still find ourselves in Central America. I think we need to get a move on. What does 200 days on the road look like? Like this.
I feel bad that I judged a book by its cover. Or in this case, judged a city by the comments that I’ve heard over the past few years. San Jose, you were exactly what I needed. We had spent so much time in small towns, I forgot what it was like to be in… Continue reading San Jose, I Got You All Wrong
I had to write this post. I had to write this to let you know exactly what you are getting into when you are traveling through Central America by bus. I thought chicken buses were slow due to the fact they pick up every person who flags then down on the side of the road.… Continue reading Road Warriors: Traveling Through Central America
I think my favorite way of getting around Central America definitely has to be by buses. Not only do you get the personality of riding on public transportation but you get the scenic route where ever you go. Whenever we are in a bus while in Costa Rica, I make sure that I get the… Continue reading Photo Friday: Instagram – On the Road, Costa Rica
As we sat around drinking beers with our friends, I came to the realization that one of our main topics of conversation always came back to food that made us homesick. Even though my pasta in white wine sauce was good, I was dreaming of frozen fish bowl margaritas with a side of freshly made… Continue reading Homesick for Some Good Eats
While I realize this is about a month late, I figure - better late than never right? While taking my bestfriend Brad down to Beach Bums for Happy Hour we came across this awesome parade of children with lanterns for Costa Rican Independence. After asking around about what was going on, I felt relatively daft… Continue reading Photo Friday: Costa Rican Independence Day
To be honest we really haven't done much this past month in Coco, Costa Rica. We've taken the opportunity to enjoy a bit of downtime in the comfort of our own home. Nights were spent popping popcorn in our microwave and watching crime shows on AXN. Dare I say, it was almost a vacation from our… Continue reading Our Home: Coco, Costa Rica