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March

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WARNING: Reflections From the Past in This Mirror May Be Distorted!

The two biggest anticipated stops of our ‘Jaco-Hiatus’ were just ahead of us…..  Arenal Volcano and Monteverde Cloud Forest, & I couldn’t have been more BESIDE myself with excitement to share with Ray a few of the places that I ‘seem’ to have remembered meant the most to me when I had visited Costa Rica in 2009. […]

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March

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The Best Things in Life are Free.

Monday, February 22nd: It was our second day in Rincon de la Veija and the park was closed on Monday’s. Of course.  The only 2 National Parks we visit out of 27 in Costa Rica….. Manual Antonio and Veija–  & both closed on Mondays.  What are the chances?  What also leaves me to wonder what on earth do […]

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March

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‘Just one foot in front of the other….. Just one foot…..

….in front of the other……’ I chanted this over and over again as we made our way back to the beginning of the park nearing the end of our 16km hike in Rincon de la Veija, Costa Rica.  Perhaps I thought of it as a ‘active meditation’ to allow myself the ability to survive until we […]

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March

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Always choose the path less traveled…..

……..Especially if its in a rental car. 4wd ONLY vehicles allowed?  No Road Signs?   No Map? NO PROBLEMO!   CLICK HERE: http://wyattworldtour.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/P2140152.mov  From Santa Teresa heading North to Nosara it was a 4 1/2 hour journey via dirt roads, hair pin turns down narrow mountain passes and 3 river crossings.  All successfully completed with our […]

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February

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It always starts with a Ferry……

However frightening, mystifying, or just plain practical…………  It has both commenced our journey and linked our adventure to different lands, worlds and almost planets! As we drifted slowly towards the port of Paquera from Punarenas on our 90 minute journey linking us to the Nicoya Peninsula (short cut from Jaco), Ray & I couldn’t help […]

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February

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We were hitchhiking on a Sunday Funday when it happened…..

Ok.  So….. ‘Technically’ it wasn’t a passing vehicle, and we weren’t holding out our thumbs….. But we were on the side of the road, it was a Sunday Funday & apparently it was also our lucky day as our flip flops were literally melting into the tarmac by the midday heat at the bus stop.   […]

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January

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Jaco Beach

Jaco- Dispelling of the Myth!

Before the wheels even screeched to a halt into Costa Rica we’d already been subjected to opinions regarding the Central Pacific town of Jaco. Given its close two hour proximity to San Jose and the well-developed paved roads towards the coast, it made it easy to see why this town was one of the first to be embraced by sun worshiping tourists and city-weary locals

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January

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Our Intentions Were Simple.

….. Fly into San Jose, Costa Rica.  Spend 4 days in Manuel Antonio National Park before our assignment began on the 11th.   Never.  Let me repeat NEVER did being attacked by monkeys fall into this equation. I know what you’re thinking….. ‘Oh. No. Not again.’ But, I regress. Let me re-introduce myself.  It’s been a […]

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November

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An Unfamiliar Land….

….in one very familiar van.

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November

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When Life Gives You Mud……

You make a mud pie.   Thursday, October 25th- Punta Paloma, Spain—– ‘The Pig Field’: Its almost like we we stepped inside a Vegas Casino just momentarily— with the deafening noise of slot machines ringing in our ears.  That’s right, we hit the ‘wild camping’ jackpot on this one. Diva was set up on a […]