Monthly Archive: April, 2012

A few transcendent moments.

I’ve had a few transcendent moments on this trip already. -Wading into the volcanic crater lake at Laguna de Apoyo. -Taking the canoe down the green tidal river through mangrove swamps from Las… Continue reading


One of the absolute best things about traveling is (are?) the people you meet. Friendships birth and bloom in the course of a day or two, and you never know when you’ll have… Continue reading

Reserva Natural Absoluta Cabo Blanco

Took a trip to Reserva Natural Absoluta Cabo Blanco yesterday, the nature preserve that straddles the southwest tip of the Nicoyo Peninsula.There are two walks, one an hour loop from the entrance, and the… Continue reading

It’s raining in Montezuma.

I woke up this morning to the sound of rain drops. El Invierno has arrived in Costa Rica. I am in Montezuma, on the southern tip of Nicoyo Peninsula, a reggae sort of town,… Continue reading

Julie and Arturo

I gotta head for the bus station in a minute, but first I wanted to put my favorite French people on here real quick (sorry, Monsieur Depardieu). I met Julie and Arteur…Arthuer…Aurxtheourx… Sorry,… Continue reading

A quick game of catch-up…

The classes in Las Salinas de Nahualapa went pretty well. They were good kids, all very attentive, even taking notes for the most part, but getting them to talk was harder than a… Continue reading

Well hello there Costa Rica.

Good news: I made it to Costa Rica yesterday, having no problems at the infamous border with Nicaragua. I was the only whitey in the normal lines, but saved beaucoup bucks over the… Continue reading

Laundry first, then a siesta. Sound good?

(I forgot to post this one, it goes back in Las Salinas, before Isla de Ometepe and the volcano.) (That’s Neo the Devourer of Men, sedated by the heat in front of the… Continue reading

Can I interest you in a beer? How about a volcano?

When you go to Italy you really should eat some pasta. When you go to Japan you really should visit a temple. When you come to Nicaragua, you really should climb a volcano.… Continue reading

First day of school in Nepa-, sorry, Nicaragua.

I got up this morning when the heat went from pressing my skin to punching it. The rainy season starts in a few weeks, but for now I sweat. During the bulk of… Continue reading