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La Chelita, Cafe de la Familia in Costa Rica

This is an installment in an ongoing post series detailing a typical day in one of our destinations. Not everything in this schedule might happen on any given day, but it should give you a good idea of our usual activities. 5:00AM – Howler monkeys, the jungle’s alarm clocks, start their deep guttural bellows from … 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

Hey You Guys!

July 25th, 2013 | Posted by Ian in Costa Rica | Oh - (0 Comments)
Sloth in Zancudo, Costa Rica

GUYS! GUYS! GUYS! WE SAW A SLOTH!!! It was amazing. He/she was just hanging out (get it?!) in a tree right next to our local store. To mark the occasion, here are some awesome facts about our two- and three-toed friends: There are six sloth species in two different families. Two of these species are … Read more


July 22nd, 2013 | Posted by Ian in Costa Rica | Oh | The Places We've Been - (4 Comments)
Creepy Bat Tongue

Act One 9:56 PM – (Laying in bed watching a movie). What was that? Something just flew by the bedroom door. Giant moth maybe? 9:57 PM – There it is again! What was it? Too fast to tell… 9:58 PM – (Three steps into the hallway) BAT! BAT! BAT! BAT! Holy geez there’s a bat … Read more

Monkeys of Zancudo

July 21st, 2013 | Posted by Ian in Costa Rica | The Places We've Been | Video - (3 Comments)
Central American Squirrel Monkey in Zancudo Costa Rica

One of the great joys of our time thus far in Zancudo, Costa Rica has been our almost daily monkey sightings. Costa Rica is home to four species of monkey (in ascending order by size: Central American Squirrel Monkey, White-headed Capuchin Monkey, Mantled Howler Monkey, and Geoffroy’s Spider Monkey). The southern Pacific coast is the … Read more

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