Category Archives: travel

Like a Free Bookstore

Today’s Perfect Moment is rediscovering the library. For the past couple of months, I have been on a bit of a reading lull. It isn’t so much that I haven’t been reading, I just haven’t been as aggressive with it … Continue reading

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Getting Positive Email

  It was kind of a humdrum kind of day. It was so humdrum that I had to use an antiquated word like that to describe the day. I almost had to break out the “ennui”–but I couldn’t go that … Continue reading

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Riding with the B Group

On Friday, the topic of bucket lists came up. After some discussion and some correction, they asked me about mine and I explained that I don’t really have a lengthy bucket list, bur rather a lot of smaller interim goals.   … Continue reading

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When You Realize Just How Small the World Can Be

I am not sure that this is Today’s Perfect Moment, but it certainly deserves a bit of reflection. I work at a private ESL school in Toronto.  Our clients come from all over the world to study English from 2 … Continue reading

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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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