Friday, January 20, 2006

Spanish Break for Surfing

Immersion Spanish is tough work. 4 hours of day in the heat is rough sometimes. Plus the rest of the day you are using your brain constantly to try to talk in a new language. Thus, I needed a break sometime. Here's one of my ventures at surfing. Posted by Picasa

Pacific Sunsets

Living on the East Coast I don't see many sunsets over the water. This is one of many pictures. Posted by Picasa


The best thing about Costa Rica was the people (Ticos). I stayed with a Tico Family near Tamarindo. I had a load of fun with the kids.
In CR, they have a saying "Pura Vida". Literally, it means "Pure Life", but it also means "the Costa Rican Way." So when a nice taxi driver dropped me off and I said, "Gracias," he usually said, "Pura Vita".... Being nice is just the Costa Rican Way. Posted by Picasa

Costa Rican Beaches

The beaches on the Pacific Side are beautiful. This is Playa Conchal. Posted by Picasa

Costa Rican Wildlife

The wildlife in Costa Rica was great... but hard fo photograph. The wave of ecotourism in a developing country like Costa Rica has pluses and minus. While all the tourism brings in lots of money to a previously very poor country, all the development seems to destruct a lot of the precious rain forests. Luckily, the government of Costa Rica has some great plans to allow tourism to continue in an eco-friendly manner. Posted by Picasa