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When I grow up I want to be a world traveller. am going to costa rica. not for any reason in particular, but just because i can. to have an awesome time, in one of the world's most beautiful countries. surfing, learning spanish, exploring rainforests, friendly encounters... pura vida! or i hope...

embracing the sea, especially w/ my nose and eyes :)

COSTA RICA | Thursday, 24 Apr 2008 | Views [543] | Comments [1]

arrived in puerto viejo de talamanca two days ago. o my word, this place is something else. pura vida would be the best way to describe it...irie might do it too. it's just really caribbean here...and i absolutely LOVE it.  dropped my friend in san ... Read more >

Gallery: tortuguero and beyond

COSTA RICA | Tuesday, 15 Apr 2008 | Photo Gallery

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rafting - and being rafting rockstars- on the río pacuare

COSTA RICA | Tuesday, 15 Apr 2008 | Views [456] | Comments [3]

finally got to cartago and chose the most ghetto hostel in town. please all go and stay in hotel dynastia and find out for urselves ;)....naaaahhh, i'll give you the info anyways...here we go: 1. there's deffo no windows. 2. walls are basically non-existent.... Read more >

Tags: interamericano, pacuare, turrialba, white-water rafting

tortuguero...loving costa rican caribbeanness

COSTA RICA | Tuesday, 15 Apr 2008 | Views [502] | Comments [2]

ok...so there's a bit of a gap in time between where i left off and where i am now! finally got to tortuguero village after our wet boat trippy and found cabiñas, again, in a more indigenous area. i keep on amazing myself how we end up in situations ... Read more >

Tags: boaty fun, canoeying, caribbean food, tortugas (or rather the lack of them), tortuguero, tourists

hot damn, that was one solid ride!

COSTA RICA | Sunday, 13 Apr 2008 | Views [699] | Comments [3]

and i dedicate the title of my new story to intercultura friends lisa and jessy...u guys are really something else! have not had time nor the chance to write something since what feels like forever. i can now proudly call myself 'outback cat' (stop ... Read more >

Gallery: me jane

COSTA RICA | Sunday, 13 Apr 2008 | Photo Gallery

riding the rio san juan
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Gallery: last week con mi familia costaricense y amigos de intercultura

COSTA RICA | Saturday, 12 Apr 2008 | Photo Gallery

heredia y san josé
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¡pura vida! en heredia

NETHERLANDS | Sunday, 6 Apr 2008 | Views [549]

you all know i can be slightly overexcited about my little thingies, be it food, restaurants, shops, words, books, etc. i can proudly announce i have another item to be added to my long lists: ¡pura vida! this costa rican expression totally rocks. awesome ... Read more >

Tags: fresas, graduation, heredia, mambo, pura vida, vishnu

i heart bus rides to quepos y manuel antonio

COSTA RICA | Wednesday, 2 Apr 2008 | Views [824] | Comments [2]

last weekend was amazing; my friend nadja and I took a bus to quepos to enjoy the beachside for the weekend. The trip to quepos was not exactly w/out some necessary bumps in the road and pretty exciting in itself. And we totally have ourselves to blame ... Read more >

Tags: barba roja, bus ride, coca-cola, infinity pool, makanda by the sea, manuel antonio, quepos, san jose

Gallery: my first week in costa rica

COSTA RICA | Tuesday, 1 Apr 2008 | Photo Gallery

¡pura vida!
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COSTA RICA | Friday, 28 Mar 2008 | Views [618] | Comments [3]

¡Hola! i know….it took a while to put a story up, but there’s only so much you can do on a computer in Costa Rica! arrived safe and sound after the longest flight ever. try sitting next to (and not be annoyed by) a combo of 5 very spoiled lebanese ... Read more >

Tags: colorful, flowers, heredia, host family, intercultura, juán santamaria international airport, las cataratas de los chorros, spanish classes

o yeah! i'm heading off to costa rica on sunday :)

NETHERLANDS | Wednesday, 19 Mar 2008 | Views [579] | Comments [4]

just a lil' intro before i leave, cause i'm pretty sure i'll be too freakin' busy taking care of preparations to write at the end of this week! plus i need to help my lil' sis move into her new condo.... why i'm keeping a travelblog when going away ... Read more >

Tags: costa rica, intro, leaving soon

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