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Stories from travels in

Costa Rica

Socked in and ghosted

Every year, millions of people make the 22 km walk, known as the romería, from the capital of San José to the basilica in Cartago.

Coffee for special occasions

Forget your French roast, or your Italian espresso, or your Breakfast blend. Forget your Arabica or your Robusta. When it comes to classifying coffee, Costa

Of birds and butterflies

I can see it now. The hummingbird at a bird convention denying all claims that it dies each autumn and comes back to life each

Cats and falls

I’m fascinated by big cats and leery of small ones and have been ever since I saw an old B&W movie about a woman with

Pigs with teeth

I’m not quite sure why I was so surprised. Driving in from the airport to San José last night, I was quite taken aback to

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