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Month: November 2019

Living Life in Costa Rica Part 5: The Downpour

It’s remarkable how quickly humans adapt to a new environment. If you’ve read my previous diary entry, you’ll know that I was struggling to adjust to the undomesticated lifestyle in Puerto Viejo. Yes, I love nature, but I never really… Continue Reading…


Get To Know Me! (Answering 20 Personal Questions)

Since it’s taking me ages to write something decent and eloquent under the ‘about me’ category (is there anything more difficult than describing yourself? I don’t think so), I thought I’d do a little Q&A for the 10 people that… Continue Reading…


Living Life in Costa Rica Part 4: The Cockroach

After a small period of rest and acclimatisation in Cahuita, I was ready to take on my first longer stay (about 2 weeks) in Costa Rica. I’d read a lot of good things about Puerto Viejo and although this Caribbean… Continue Reading…


The Most Beautiful Beaches near Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

Puerto Viejo is a popular destination amongst backpackers. During my two-week stay in this laidback surfer’s town, I quickly discovered why. One of my favourite things to do in Puerto Viejo was exploring all of the nearby beaches. Honestly, the… Continue Reading…


Living Life in Costa Rica Part 3: The National Park

The first thing I noticed when I arrived in Cahuita was how small it was. There were a total of maybe 5 streets, comprised of some colourful, but very modest houses that were all partially hidden by jungle vegetation. I… Continue Reading…


The Best Things To Do in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

For the first prolonged stay of my trip I had chosen Puerto Viejo, a small coastal village on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica. I’d booked a very rustic Airbnb for two weeks, which was more than enough time to… Continue Reading…


Living Life In Costa Rica Part 2: The Crime City

I arrived on Costa Rican ground at 5am in the morning. The first thing I noticed when I got outside was a burnt smell in the air (volcanoes?). The second thing was the sunrise. The colours were subtle, but it… Continue Reading…


Living Life In Costa Rica Part 1: The Arrival

I’ve done it. I’ve actually gotten on a plane and flown across the world. I’m trying not to see it too much as running from something but more like running towards something. Whatever that may be. Although it does feel… Continue Reading…