This Blog’s Purpose

IMG_0951To be honest I’m not quite sure yet what it is, at least not all it is.

When I first started my blog it was just for my family and friends, it was a way to tell everyone about my experience at the same time and not have to answer the same questions over and over. As time passed and the travels continued I realized how much I enjoyed writing about my travels. I thought about sharing my experiences on a much larger scale but kept finding excuses and hesitating – who’d be interested? What do I know about blogging? Am I even a good enough writer? etc.

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The San Jose Market – as you can see in the second picture most shops were closed by the time I was heading out

 

Chato Lagoon

The Chato Lagoon was a complete and total fog – swimming in a cloud is quite the experience. However the water, FREEZING

They told us several times before starting the hike that it was one of the much more challenging ones of Costa Rica

There are also many plots of land where owners have cows, horses and sheep. This is widespread throughout Costa Rica, not just in La Fortuna. I also saw it in the mountainous areas we drove through as I was heading to La Fortuna from Liberia

In-tune With Myself

Now that I’m speaking so much Spanish every day I have the urge to write these posts in Spanish too – I love that, I’ve never felt so in tune with my roots, my language and my culture

Boa

A lot of people saw this video on snapchat and decided they can’t come to Costa Rica but seeing a Boa is actually very rare – Pili was the one driving and almost ran over it accidentally because he didn’t notice it when it was curled up in the middle of the road.

There are many different types of snakes in Costa Rica including venomous ones but they’re usually found in the jungle and as long as you don’t bother them they won’t bother you – they know you’re too large for them to be able to eat you so they don’t want to waste their venom.

Fun fact: to distinguish between a venomous and nonvenomous snake look at their heads, if the head is triangular the snake is most likely venomous and if it’s round it won’t be

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