Archive for January, 2010

What’s the Pura Vida?

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Our first evening in Costa Rica there was an orientation meeting of the tour group before supper. The tour director (aka ‘our guide’) had written a few notes on a flip chart, of which two were the most important phrases in Spanish to know for traveling in CR: ‘gallo pinto’ and ‘pura vida’. Gallo pinto […]

Home from Costa Rica

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

If you haven’t noticed the latest couple of items on my twitter feed, I’m back from ten days of a trip to Costa Rica. I have a lot of pictures to process and post and a lot I’d like to write if I ever get around to it. To summarize, I went to the edge […]