Dinners With Herman December 7th 2009 Four days after arriving in Playa Samara and moving into the house of our new Tica familia, our Tica mom bought four geese. After what they did to one of the pigs, I feared the worst.
Alisa and I woke one morning to find the pig’s back legs splayed apart and tied to the roof of a lean-to on the beach; it was hanging upside down. Its innards had been cut out and removed, and my Tico brothers we ... read more
Central America Caribbean » Costa Rica » Guanacaste » Samara 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
After working hard in the Bay Area for the last few years, my wife and I have decided to take this next year off to travel before we have kids. We are going to live in Costa Rica from October to February, then we will move to Peru until June. While abroad, we are signed up to take Spanish language classes five days a week for the first three months in Costa Rica. After that, my wife plans on working with Midwives in Peru (she is a Labor and Delivery Nurse). While she helps new mothers in Peru, I will be focusing on my writing. I am just wrapping up my Master's Degree in Creative Writing, and p... full info