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    Cappy got to us. We caved. Before heading cross country to Alajuela (with its fabulous cathedral) where we’d spend our last night in Costa Rica,

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    Okay, so I was wrong…

    The west coast fights back. Costa Rica has its say. Irish woman proven wrong. Pick your headline. I am suitably chastened.  I said I was

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    When God finished painting the sky…

    Mr Frommer (or whoever penned his guide to Costa Rica) describes the hike into the Rio Celeste as ‘an easy trail’ that could be jogged

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    Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble

    Earlier this week, I caught myself disparaging the Pacific Ocean and its beaches, saying in the same breath how much I preferred the waters and

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    Moved by art

    I bought a piece of art today because it made me cry. Titled Grasses in the Night,  it’s a monotype by Costa Rican artist Lorena

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    Coming down the mountains…

    I have no meas on money. It’s there to facilitate day-to-day living. I don’t aspire to great riches or a six-figure bank account (they’re easy

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    Fresh and green are the pastures…

    I learned a valuable lesson a few years ago from my good friend GM. Cut your losses. If you’ve paid to see a movie that

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    Catch anyone looking treeward in this part of the world and you can almost be certain that they’ve spotted a sloth. And it’s exciting. The

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    The end of the road

    Google maps said it would take 4 hours 25 minutes to travel from San José to Puerto Viejo. They were just a tiny bit out

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    A dead Irishman

    I just found a dead Irishman from Limerick, I said, quite pleased with myself. Well, he said, there are a few of us alive here,

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