Tag Archives: Tropical

Costa Rica Wrapping Up

Costa Rica overall was a very fun vacation, despite the short time we spent there. I was able to get a lot of use out of my Spanish. This isn’t to say that not knowing Spanish will be difficult, as Costa Rica has such a thriving tourist industry, most of the people involved are at […]

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Like Monkeys in the Trees

A very fun day was had by all. The road – or perhaps trail is a better term – that lead into the rainforest was washed out in places and filled with potholes. We bumped our way along in a vamped up pickup truck, finally crossing a shallow river to stop in the shade of […]

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Costa Rica: Wildlife & Photolove

My family and I traveled to Costa Rica for spring break to get away from the brutal winter in the North East. Costa Rica is a beautiful country and one of the best places to visit for a tourist in Latin America that is not as “touristy” or built up (yet) as other places in […]

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Sailfishing in Costa Rica

So today we decided to charter a boat. Quepos is famous for its sailfishing as well as deep sea fishing for tuna and El Dorado (also known as Mahi-mahi). Sail-fish are catch and release, but were were hoping to catch some El Dorado (roughly translated in Spanish as “the golden one”) to make some surf-and-turf […]

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Paint the Sky with Color

There is something magical about a tropical sunset, anyone will say so. Our last day was one of the most spectacular sunsets that we have seen all week (and there have been some pretty beautiful ones). The sky was just so vibrant! I thought it would be nice to share some of the sunsets that […]

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Cookie Frog

As a child I always loved catching frogs and other critters. And I still do. While in St.Johns, as soon as the sun went down, we were surrounded with the sound of frogs and peepers (listen). It was fascinating (if not slightly annoying). They sound like they are saying “cookie”, and it is how the […]

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A Part of the Rock

We hiked to the Petroglyphs today, though unbeknownst to us, we went to the less specular ones but they were still really cool none the less. The Petroglyphs are located in Cinnamon Bay, and are dated between 900-1500 AD. They were created by the pre-Colombian Taiano Indians and are usually located around sacred or ritualistic […]

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Bird of Paradise

One of the first days were were at St.Johns, I snapped this photograph of a bird as I was hanging out beach towels. I thought it was a neat photograph of an interesting bird. We all soon learned to loathe these birds. After someone went to the bathroom and left their breakfast on the table […]

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