Category Archives: travel

Getting Sick

Thank you everyone for reading about my adventures in Costa Rica.  Your comments and encouragement were especially rewarding.  I was really on the fence about the trip before going–despite already paying for the thing.  Maybe it was nerves, or maybe … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Trip

Now that I have been home for a couple of days, I want to take a moment to sum up and review my trip. Costa Rica The country is beautiful. From the beaches to the mountains, the colour are spectacular.  … Continue reading

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And So It Ends

    My last full day in Costa Rica was a free morning with the promise of a long car ride back to San Jose in the afternoon. One of my fellow travellers recommended a place not too far from … Continue reading

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Beaches to Bars

HaveOur next day, and last full day in Puerto Viejo, was a relaxing beach day. Apparently, there was enough money in the budget to rent bikes for everyone and head to Manzanillo beach. It wasn’t a great distance away, but … Continue reading

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Surf’s Up!

Ever since I was young, I have thought surfing was cool. I saw it in movies and TV; everything from Beach Blanket Bingo to the North Shore, Point Break–I could go on and on….actually, come to think of it, I … Continue reading

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Unexpectedly Perfect

After we got back from cycling and the rush it gave me, I expected the rest of the day would be just okay.  I was completely wrong on this front. Our guide offered his own personal tour.  He said it … Continue reading

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Cycling Around the Arenal Volcano

This morning we rode around the Arenal volcano.  I was happy to have the chance to cycle.  The bikes were well used, but they functioned well enough.  Some parts were off road, so we had to ride lower tire pressures. … Continue reading

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What I Learned Today

I learned two things today.  The first is that I can indeed jump off an eleven metre platform into a fast moving river.  The second is that I cannot drive/ride a quad atv to save my life. Early this morning … Continue reading

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Crisis Averted

Have you ever been in the line to board an airplane and you hear an announcement asking for volunteers to give up their seats for monetary compensation? Well, I didn’t notice that my boarding pass didn’t have a seat number … Continue reading

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And I Am Off

It might be a bit of cosmic irony that the polar vortex is losing its grip on the greater Toronto area (GTA) just as I am jetting off to Costa Rica, but I cannot be 100% sure. As I type … Continue reading

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