Tortuguero and Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica August 6th 2012 We are nearing the end of our month long visit to Costa Rica. It is our 5th country and 6th move in 6 months. Costa Rica is the most touristy and most expensive country (by far) that we have lived in during our time in Central America. Apartments, groceries, and entertainment are nearly double what they have been in other countries. The tourist infrastructure is much better developed here and, bec ... read more
Central America Caribbean » Costa Rica » Heredia » Heredia 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
In July of 2011, we made the decision to leave our comfortable jobs in Northern California to see the world. We weren’t sure where we were going to go or how long we would be gone, but we wanted an adventure and we knew we could find it if we looked carefully enough. We would travel slowly, staying in cities and towns for longer periods than most tourists have time for. Hopefully it would give us an opportunity to observe local life in a unique way.
We began our travels in Mexico and Central America. We drove over 30,000 miles of some of the roughest roads in Nor... full info