13 item(s) tagged "fun"
on Friday, September 19, 2008
First and foremost who in Costa Rica doesn’t have a kid! And if they don’t have one yet, there’s one on the way. It’s contagious. Even us ex-pats are multiplying like bunnies down here. My husband and I have made a sport out of counting the amount of pregnant women we see on the street within an hour. On average I’d say eight to ten. So you can understand how great ...
on Saturday, September 20, 2008
Being a mom of a four year old, I am constantly inspired to show my son new stuff. The reality is, I'm really good at stimulating my son when we're traveling, or out adventuring the world, but when I'm at home I'm horrible. I can't get excited about building blocks, or reading little books--after one I'm pretty much done:) But once I'm out of the house I can practical...
on Thursday, September 25, 2008
When I traveled through Latin America, I booked over 330 bus hours. You couldn't pay me enough to take a long bus ride anywhere these days. However, I absolutely adore local public transportation; in moderation, of course. And, in Costa Rica, you can get anywhere on a bus. To me this is the true traveler's experience. You get to see sights that you would never venture off to - ...
on Tuesday, September 30, 2008
by Marina Kuperman
I took my son on a last bang before his mid-school break was over to Parque de Diversiones, the Tico version of an amusement park. And to be honest with you, I can not even begin to tell you how impressed I was!!! I was expecting some dinky little park with a few rides, like the fairs that are held in various places throughout Central American countries, usually attached to some Saint Day or Vir...
on Wednesday, October 01, 2008
My husband has many interests, and that is one of the reasons I love him. For the moment all his focus is on skateboarding. And who would think that in a Central American country one would find a skate park with a view to die for. Well, Costa Rica comes through again. A little ways away from the city of Tilaran on Lake Arenal is an amazing resort with a world famous skate park. And it's free...
on Thursday, October 02, 2008
Ready for a bit of chaos and sensory overload? San Jose's Central Market is a real treat!
The market is jam packed with a variety of small shops selling everything from colorful bouquets of flowers, spices, all kids of housewares and weird looking fruits and vegetables.
It is also a great place to find lots of small "sodas" (local restaurants) where locals eat (elbo...
on Sunday, October 05, 2008
There is nothing in this world that I love more than traveling. And the best travel is with family! I live in the mountainous region outside of San Jose (near Heredia) and the weather here is always perfect and crisp. A nearby popular park called Monte De La Cruz (Cross Mountain) is a great place to chill out with family. (The reason it's called Cross Mountain, is because on one of the trail...
on Thursday, October 09, 2008
Costa Rica is a country with 4 million inhabitants. In comparison to its neighbors it's a village, and the village mentality flows over to the mindset of its people. Since moving here I haven't really felt too much of a culture shock. Yeah sure the language could be a barrier at times, and I'm adjusting to their holiday schedules and other little things here and there, bu...
on Monday, October 13, 2008
Contrary to what people think, Costa Rica does not have an animal rescue or rehabilitation center on every corner. However, it does have ZooAve! Beautifully designed and well planned out, the center focuses mainly on birds (aves) with a few mammals and amphibians scattered around the peaceful trails.
The staff at ZooAve has worked hard at saving hundreds of injured birds, mammals and even r...
on Wednesday, October 15, 2008
by Rayna Levin
What!! A See Thru Butterfly
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