Monthly Archives: April 2011

Hey, I am on Top of the Panama Canal

Somewhere about an hour or two outside of Panama City I decided to leave the Pan American highway.  As I sit here writing about this experience, for the life of me I don’t remember what possessed me to leave a perfectly … Continue reading

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Costa Rica

You can’t go wrong visiting Costa Rica.  During the last 15 years Nancy and I have each visited Costa Rica three times; twice together 13 to 15 years ago, once for Nancy while I bought a house sight unseen by … Continue reading

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Damn, My Passport Says Costa Rica but I’m in Panama

I decided to take the less traveled road between Costa Rica and Panama.  The Panama section of Lonely Planet noted there is a border crossing at Rio Sereno, Panama.  I found it on the map and sort of guess where … Continue reading

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An Upplanned Visit to Another End of the Road

An Unplanned Visit to Another End of the Road On my list of travel must do I had a visit to Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula.  On my list of things I must do in life – again in this case … Continue reading

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Not the Radiator Again

It’s late afternoon and I am standing next to the Jeep in front of a mechanic’s shop just outside of Jaco.  The Jeep’s radiator won’t hold water! The mechanic’s shop doesn’t inspire confidence.  In the shop are a half dozen … Continue reading

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The House Band

It was Sunday evening and I was new in town.  I stepped out of my low budget hostel room in Jaco, Costa Rica and went looking for a table to sit, write, and drink a beer.  The first place next … Continue reading

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Money It’s a Gas

Costa Rica is the seventh country in my travels.  Costa Rica is the sixth currency I have had to adjust to – El Salvador uses the U.S. dollar (as does Panama).  The Costa Rican colon currency has been the most … Continue reading

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Parque National Rincon de la Vieja

This park is located in the northwest corner of Costa Rica.  What a jewel of a park.  I saw monkeys, I saw birds, I saw waterfalls, I saw flowers, I saw morpho butterflies, I saw fumaroles and I saw so … Continue reading

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How I Lost My Virginity

As I approached the Nicaragua – Costa Rica border I saw trouble with a capital “T”.  The last six miles to the border consisted of driving in the left lane with a certain amount of oncoming traffic because the right … Continue reading

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Nicaragua

I only spent 14 nights and days in Nicaragua but would like to return and see more.  I didn’t do either of the Corn Islands in the Caribbean, by-passed Isla de Ometepe – probably its most famous tourist area, and I … Continue reading

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