It feels like a time warp. It has officially been over six months since Brice and I packed up our condo in Portland, said goodbye to our friends and family, and hit the road. Six months of adventures, exploring new places, meeting incredible people and seeing numerous sights! Especially with it not just being a… Read More Six Months In
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
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