Adios Costa Rica. Hola Peru.

After a month of total relaxation it’s time to leave Costa Rica. We’re leaving behind a beautiful country. The beaches, the sunsets, the tropical jungle, the friendly people. No more waking at 5am to Howler Monkeys or watching the flocks of colorful parrots flying from tree tops at sunset. So long to my morning swims, the cocktail party circuit, and the great friends that we hope to see again.

We’ve had a fantastic time here – spending our days ...

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Running from the bulls in Costa Rica

Growing up with the rodeo in Northern California, Lila and I thought that it would be fun to see what a Costa Rican rodeo might be like. Think high school football game mixed with a demolition derby, add a large quantity of cerveza and throw out any rule book that may have existed, and you’re close. The first shocking thing is the fact that when the bull riders are risking their lives atop one ton bulls, wrapped tightly around the ...

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Getting in shape. For real this time.

Today, only three months behind schedule, Lila and I have decided it’s time to start a better work out regime. Over the next year we will be trekking, surfing, diving, and walking a hell of a lot. It’s time to get strong. To get us started we’ve decided to try the “one hundred push ups” training program. The basic idea is that if we follow this program for 6-weeks we will be able to do, if not 100 ...

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Birthdays and bugs

Thursday was Lila’s birthday and we all went out to a big celebratory dinner at Restaurante Paraiso, located on the hilltop above Nosara. The view was amazing and the table was full…Lila’s mother Jane, her brother Matt and his wife Margot, and our close friends Steve, Lisa, and baby Sofia from Santa Cruz, who just happen to be in town on a surf trip, and myself. Dinner was delicious – prawns for Lila, chicken and green chili enchiladas for ...

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Chillin in CR

Thursday, December 4th, Lila and I flew from San Salvador into San Jose, Costa Rica. San Jose is the countries capital and largest city. The majority of the population resides here making it a lively and slightly chaotic introduction, but one we had been looking forward to.

No sooner than the taxi driver opened our doors, a young man grabbed our bags and rapidly headed into the city bus terminal. The taxi driver told me to follow him carefully as Lila ...

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