Costa Rica: Monteverde

When you saw us last, we were leaving La Fortuna and heading up to the cloud forest. But it was a long journey and we really needed sustenance. There weren’t…

Costa Rica: La Paz and La Fortuna

I was pretty nervous when we got on the plane headed to Panama. No, not a secret fear of flying (although I do have that). This was terror because it…

Costa Rica: May 23, San Jose

We got into San Jose in the evening and followed the guidebook’s recommendation of a little Argentinean place for dinner. Terrific steak and a nice house wine. I wasn’t very…

Costa Rica: Saturday & Sunday: Monteverde

More good hotel luck: Hotel Montaña. Here’s the view from the little patio off our room (yes, we threw bits of granola bar onto it trying to attract birds). We…

Costa Rica: Thursday, May 19 (Arenal)

We had what seemed like a fairly long drive from Poaz to our next stop, the Arenal area. The road wound through hills and towns of varying sizes, but the…

Costa Rica: Tuesday, May 17

Here’s how this happened: A few weeks ago, Yen had dinner with a friend who has been studying in Venice. That was finishing up at the end of May, and…