Zancudo Wrap Up and SlideshowAugust 2nd, 2013 | Posted by in Costa Rica | Slideshow Pictures | The Places We've Been
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 we reflect on the most recent weeks past it is again one of the first adjectives that comes to mind. Our life in Zancudo has been a simple one, a time of appreciation and awe and an unbelievable amount of sweating. Aside from the beautiful beach and cute, quirky town, the thing that will most stick with us is without a doubt the thick jungle around our house from which every window affords a view of the overgrowth and the wailing of howler monkeys serenade us like sirens in a big city. And while we have enjoyed the quiet and seclusion here, we haven’t been isolated. Many times we were fortunate enough to be invited to small get togethers with a group of wonderful Zancudo residents or treated ourselves to dinner and beers at a fabulous (both the food and the environment) nearby restaurant, Coloso del Mar. It would be false to say that we aren’t looking forward to a return to city living, that we aren’t itching to get the Darien behind us or to soak up a different kind of life for a while, but we are also hyperaware of our departure from a region of the world that is rapidly developing and changing, places which may not be quite as exquisitely unrefined next time we pass through. That alone has given us an even greater appreciation for every breath of tangibly humid air we’ve taken in this beautifully and fantastically raw corner of Costa Rica.