Saturday, March 3, 2012

Voy a Costa Rica

So you know how there are certain things you do just because they're fun, and other things you do because they are such a big part of who you are that you can't imagine not doing them? Travel is part of the second group for me. Even though I've settled down on my international exploring over the past couple of years to focus on writing and grad school, I still consider my need to wander the world one of the things that truly defines me.

With that in mind (and because my friends keep asking), I thought I'd share a few pictures from my recent trip to Costa Rica. I definitely had fun, but it was a business trip too because I have a story idea I'd like to set in the rainforest.

Ziplining is great fun, but it's hard to really experience the canopy when you're whizzing across it and focusing on not slamming into a tree. I took a hanging bridge canopy walk for a more contemplative look at what the rainforest has to offer.

The Arenal volcano, hiding her tip in the clouds as usual.

I'm not sure how I got this awesome picture. Props to the Canon camera peeps :)

Like flowers? Then you'll love flowers on top of flowers.

The Costa Rican version of a redwood!

Look what I found by the side of the road. Coming soon to a picture book near you, the coatimundi cutie!

The Northern Pacific beaches are made of black sand, and are beautiful but nearly deserted in some areas. If you're looking to experience the ocean without a beach packed with sunbathers, Costa Rica may be for you.

You know what's less cool than wearing a helmet? Brain damage. As usual, I got one of the feisty horses, but a guy in our group actually got bucked off his horse on a steep, narrow trail! Nurse Fiona says have fun, but always remember your protective equipment :)


  1. I can't believe you went to Costa Rica! I have a couple friends who visit from time to time during the summer but . . wow. I really want to see that flowers on flowers, flower in real life. Haha, did that make sense? :)

  2. Wow, the pictures are beautiful!

  3. Thanks for checking out my pictures guys. Costa Rica sure was beautiful :)

  4. Gorgeous pictures! I spent a semester in Costa Rica when I was in college and this makes me miss it so much. It's such a beautiful country.


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