It has been just over a week now since we left Costa Rica. I’m now sitting here in Santa Marta, Colombia writing this blog post, reflecting back on our time there with a lot of mixed emotions. Admittedly it went by so fast, it feels a little like a dream. Did that really happen? Did… Read More Muchas Gracias Costa Rica!
After our crazy, eventful first two days on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, we toned it down a few notches for the rest of our long weekend. Where We Stayed We stayed at the gorgeous and extremely comfortable Sueño Grande B&B, right in the heart of the cute beach town of Puerto Viejo. It… Read More And Then The Calm: Caribe Part II
One perk of working in a predominantly Catholic country is everyone gets the Thursday and Friday before Easter off. I thought this would maybe be a quiet, family-oriented long weekend, but boy was I wrong. Despite its tie to the religious holidays, this “Holy Week,” or Semana Santa as it is called in Spanish, is… Read More Adrenaline-Pumping Beach Trail Ride
If for some weird reason I was forced to describe Ticos in one word, I probably would say “welcoming.” Costa Ricans love their country and really want visitors to as well. Here are two recent examples of such hospitality we’ve been lucky enough to encounter. La Liga Futbol Brice wanted to experience a Costa Rican… Read More Tico Hospitality
One of the perks of being in Costa Rica is that it’s a destination friends want to visit. Good news for us! Our first visitor was our good friend Summer, who joined us a few weeks back. Especially as she moved from Oregon to Texas last year, it was so good to see her and… Read More ¡A La Playa!
Holy cow, it’s already been almost 2 months since we left Portland. It seems like it was only a few days ago that we were in the pouring rain of Oregon! In an effort to not stare at my computer after the work day and explore the best of Costa Rica during the weekends, I… Read More Sunshine, Spreadsheets and Sloths
One thing I’ve enjoyed most about living in Costa Rica is how incredibly welcoming everyone is. Costa Ricans (or “Ticos” as they affectionately call themselves) are extremely proud of their country and want visitors to love it as much as they do. Several coworkers have offered to take us to their hometowns and show us… Read More Weekend Adventure in Cartago
We’ve made it to Costa Rica! Where Are We Staying: After a few days at the Marriott when we first arrived, we are now settled in an awesome condo we rented in Heredia, a suburb of San Jose. It is so nice having a place to cook for ourselves, unpack and call home for a… Read More Costa Rica First Impressions