Saripiqui River and Canopy Tour

In a last-gasp effort to see something of the beautiful country of Costa Rica, and with a deal on a tour from a friend, I ventured out alone while Glenn continued to recover from his minor back injury. While being driven out of town alone in a large tour van, via my splotchy Spanish, I finally understood he was taking me to meet another van. Eventually by the side of the road there was a driver named Carlos and a personable, knowledgeable English/Spanish guide, also named Carlos, and a nice Brazilian couple, and we ventured forth. ...

Love Your Enemas

Warning: this post might get a bit graphic. You probably shouldn’t read it while eating. You might not want to read it at all! You know how old people can’t seem to have a conversation without over-sharing about their bodily functions? Yeah, that’s how this is going to go. Alternate titles for this post that I considered: The Enema Within Public Enema #1 Sworn Enemas Enema at the Gates Sleeping with the Enema My Own Worst Enema Enema Territory Know Thy Enema Enema Agent Can you see where this is going? ...

We Woke up in Nicaragua!

Waking up in Nicaragua is different! Bird calls outside the window. Lots of them – including a polite rooster across the drainage ditch who waited until after the sun was up to crow only one series of cock-a-doodle-doos. (The Mexican ones crow constantly for any reason, not just good-morning!) Mangos outside our hostel In just a few minutes I have seen some fat brown birds, several great kiskadees, numerous doves, some beautiful dusky blue birds resembling blue budgies in pet stores but larger, and a gorgeous yellow and black bird with a bright orange hood. ...

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Visit to Guatemala

Since our visas for Mexico were about to expire, we had to take a little trip over the border for at least 72 hours, so we chose the nearest border, Guatemala. We’d heard good things about Panajachel on Lake Atitlan, so that’s where we decided to head. Friends told us the best way to go is on a shuttle instead of taking a bus line as one bus line will take you to the border and then you have to pick up another, and you are left to your own devices in accomplishing the border crossing. ...