How Do Costa Rican Motorcyclists Survive?

During my second trip to Costa Rica to visit in-laws over the holidays, I could not help but consider yet again how it can be possible that any motorcycle riders survive the roads and traffic. Those of us who are used to more recent urbanization, including streets set out in a grid formation, are atContinue reading “How Do Costa Rican Motorcyclists Survive?”

Roosters Need Snooze Buttons

When your rooster crows at the break of dawnLook out your window and I’ll be goneYou’re the reason I’m a-travelin’ on But don’t think twice, it’s all right -BOB DYLAN, Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right While in Costa Rica recently we stayed in a semi-rural area called San Josecito de San Isidro de Heredia.Continue reading “Roosters Need Snooze Buttons”

Robbed by a Canadian Bank at ATM Point in Costa Rica

UPDATE: On February 25, 2022, the missing amount was deposited into my account as a correction. Sometimes things work as they should! My wife and I spent the holiday season in Costa Rica visiting her family. It was my second time there and it is a beautiful country at the best of times, and evenContinue reading “Robbed by a Canadian Bank at ATM Point in Costa Rica”

Costa Rican Civility

After three weeks in Costa Rica it has occurred to me that, aside from the physical beauty, the concept of civility is what has struck me most. This should not come as a surprise, considering this country celebrates the disbanding of its military in favour of education. I’ll provide more about this in a futureContinue reading “Costa Rican Civility”

Ash Day vs. Snow Day

When I was a kid in school every year on Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, right after Mardi Gras, they would troop us across the street to the parish church for the distribution of ashes. A solemn occasion that called for us to wear our Catholic hearts on our foreheads, if not ourContinue reading “Ash Day vs. Snow Day”

Christmas hand-crafted jewelry fair/ Feria Navideña

If you should find yourself in Costa Rica this weekend and are interested in unique, handmade jewelry of the best quality, please drop by! All the details are below, as well as a slideshow of some of the pieces created by jeweler Maria Eugenia Cabanillas Alonso (MECA) that will be available. Si por casualidad tieneContinue reading “Christmas hand-crafted jewelry fair/ Feria Navideña”

Nicaraguan Canal project will create a floating sub-continent

New landmass – Nicaricama – will be able to travel the world In the news a few days ago was an item about China wanting to invest $40 Billion to create a canal through Nicaragua in Central America. As an isthmus – it is a little know fact that the country’s coat of arms hasContinue reading “Nicaraguan Canal project will create a floating sub-continent”