Category Archives: Adventure

What to Do When You Miss the Bus


How did it happen? I arrived at the bus stop 15 minutes early. It´s a small town, and it´s impossible not to see a bus go by. Perhaps I mistook a word when told the schedule. Perhaps I will practice … Continue reading

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Jersey Shore, Costa Rican Style


A Puntarenas taxi angel appeared to me to direct me to a good hostel near the bus station, which I need at 7:30 am to get to Monteverde in the morning. He gave the instructions in Spanish, which I actually … Continue reading

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Oopsie


Remember my impromptu stream crossing after leaving Manuel Antonio National Park surreptitiously by the back gate last week, shunning offers of a ferry ride? Turns out that dusk is a particularly good time to meet a hungry crocodile at the … Continue reading

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Always Room for One More…


…Or, Travel Globally, Sweat Locally I must have passed introductory sweating and graduated to intermediate. The bus from Quepos to Dominical takes about and hour and a half. It left at 11:30, the beginning of the hottest hours. The bus … Continue reading

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Learning to Sweat


One of my goals for this trip is to learn to accept the heat. When the temperature rises it takes me extra effort to do things, whether it´s using white-knuckle willpower to get out in the midst of the day, … Continue reading

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When You Don’t Have a Clue


The plane landed at 1:30, it’s 3:00 now and I’m on a local bus to Playa del Coco. It’s the only beach town name I recognized, and the airport immigration official assured me that it’s a gorgeous beach. Every American … Continue reading

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Top Ten Happinesses on New Year’s Day


There is a reason for being sore enough not to move after some adventures. It lends time to reflect upon the experience, recognizing gifts that might not have been apparent at the speed of life. 10. All my necessary exercise … Continue reading

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Tuk Tuking Around


My goal for the next three weeks or so is not to be killed by a tuk tuk. They´re cute, and most putter along reasonably, but there are some that are vicious little killing machines. And you never know which … Continue reading

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Where the Streets Have No Name


This is that place. It´s probably as big as New Hope and Lambertville combined. With no, totally nada, street names. If you want to visit I´ll explain to go up the hill on the street of the Santiago dock, before … Continue reading

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ReOrganization


San Pedro has two docks, one at each end of town, where boats service the surrounding lake towns. I´m heading to Panajachel this morning, and declined a launcha that stops at all the towns in favor of a direct that … Continue reading

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