Pastel Palmares

I took these sunset pictures when I was hanging out in the city center of Palmares, killing time before my class: I normally don't post just pictures, but maybe I should. It makes for an easy, quick post, and I think they may get more interest than longer, written articles. Maybe I should do more posts with pictures? If you have any thoughts, just tell me in the comments. Thanks! Read more [...]

Berlín de San Ramón From The Air!

This is probably a bit self-indulgent, but I was really excited when I took my most recent flight out of Costa Rica. Sure, my baby was flying for the first time, but I also saw my house from the plane! I don't want to get too detailed about which house is ours, but it is there. The reason I'm keeping it "semi-secret" is because one time when we were on vacation in China our house got robbed, so I also avoid saying beforehand when we're going to be out of town. Still, it's pretty cool to see your Read more [...]

Come On Feel The Ruido: Speaker Cars

"You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements." --Norman Douglas,South Wind I'm not sure how "deep" that quote is, but I like it. As we saw in a previous post about "shock and awe"-style advertising campaigns, if you want to sell something in Costa Rica, it's best not to be too subtle in your techniques. Grab a hold of that microphone, turn the volume up to 11, and go to town --just keep shouting until you force potential customers into submission (and into your store). But what if Read more [...]