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Panamanian Apartment

August 13th, 2013 | Posted by Brianna in Lodging | Panama | The Places We've Been - (3 Comments)
Panama Apartment

This month we’re staying in a small apartment building in a second story mini-studio in the older but trendy El Cangrejo neighborhood of Panama City. Though it’s certainly far less square footage than we’ve had since we left the states, the setting and space are perfect for our return to city life. We’re half a … Read more

Border Crossing: Costa Rica / Panama

August 7th, 2013 | Posted by Brianna in Border Crossings | Costa Rica | Dogs | Panama - (2 Comments)
Panama Migración

We cross borders by land in a CR-V with US passports and our two dogs. We do not carry drugs or weapons or disallowed fruit (usually). These articles are not a definitive guide to crossing borders nor should they be used as a sole source of information. They are our experiences. When, Where, and Which … Read more

Playa Zancudo

Commensurate with our experiences, our favorite photos from Costa Rica were taken outdoors capturing only a small fraction of the limitless wonders of nature that caught our attention daily this month. The word raw has been a more heavily used part of our vocabulary than usual as we’ve moved through Central America, and indeed as … Read more

Costa Rica Jungle House

Our Costa Rican house in the jungle is really, really in the jungle. Not just that we drove through some jungle covered terrain to get here, but that it feels as if the house itself grew up out of the ground along with all of the trees and plants around it. From the windows we … Read more

Fresh Egg Delivery

This is a series detailing some of what appear at first to be more mundane details of a place, but will hopefully be illuminating as insights into the grind behind the “glamour.”  Water, Laundry, and Internet Many of our everyday essentials in Costa Rica have been quite easy and simple. Water from the tap is … Read more

11 Facts Related to DEET

July 28th, 2013 | Posted by Brianna in Oh - (2 Comments)
Bugspray

We’ve used a lot of bugspray in the last couple of months. Too much bugspray. In Honduras, the screens of our house weren’t well-sealed so mosquitoes were a problem inside as much as they were outside. In general, we’re pretty naturally inclined in terms of the products and foods that we prefer to buy and … Read more

Playa Zancudo: An Introduction

July 17th, 2013 | Posted by Brianna in Costa Rica | The Places We've Been - (4 Comments)
Playa Zancudo

When we started looking for a place to spend our month in Costa Rica, we didn’t expect to find much that was “off the beaten path”. Costa Rica is easily Central America’s most visited country, especially by citizens of the United States, and their tourism markets, real estate development, and high cost of living (compared … Read more

Costa Rican Temporary Auto Insurance

We cross borders by land in a CR-V with US passports and our two dogs. We do not carry drugs or weapons or disallowed fruit (usually). These articles are not a definitive guide to crossing borders nor should they be used as a sole source of information. They are our experiences. When, Where, and Which … Read more

Unmarked Building

We cross borders by land in a CR-V with US passports and our two dogs. We do not carry drugs or weapons or disallowed fruit (usually). These articles are not a definitive guide to crossing borders nor should they be used as a sole source of information. They are our experiences. When, Where, and Which … Read more

Chachahuate, a Garifuna village in Cayos Cochinos

“Now so much I know that things just don’t grow if you don’t bless them with your patience.” -First Aid Kit, Emmylou My fondness for La Ceiba and northern Honduras was not love at first site. It’s not that we didn’t like where we were when we arrived; it was fine. It just didn’t speak … Read more