and ground. The taste is somewhat chocolaty but not at all like the bitter cocoa powder or chocolate candy that we are accustomed to.
Costa Rica is a Central American success story: since the late 19th century, only two brief periods of violence have marred its democratic development. Although still a largely agricultural country, it has expanded its economy to include strong techn... [read more]
Date: April 8th 2010
April 4th: Today, Easter Sunday, we crossed the Continental Divide to Panama’s Caribbean coast. We both agree that today’s drive was absolutely the most beautiful of our entire Central American trip. We drove thru cloud forests and rain forests that surpassed any that we saw in Costa Rica. The highway was lined with tropical plants, many of them in bloom, and with wild impatiens. We ... read more