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Driving in Costa Rica

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Manuel Antonio National Park

It's a major tourist destination in Costa Rica. What can I say that has not already been said in guidebooks? It’s so hard to write about tourist destinations because they are a little bit “canned”. The experience of going to a tourist destination is a lot like riding a train. There is never any question about where the train is going or where it will end up. There are no digressions along the way. The only ...
“It’s My Life” at a Karaoke Bar in Costa Rica — By Jennifer Shipp
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“It’s My Life” at a Karaoke Bar in Costa Rica — By Jennifer Shipp

We rolled into La Fortuna, at the base of Arenal Volcano around 4:00 PM. John and I had both been stressed about the trip from Alajuela to La Fortuna. The map of Costa Rica that we had on our trip was as descript and helpful as the road signs leading from here to there. We were told that there were no road signs indicating which road was which and that there were few signs to tell you which direction to go ...
The Trip to La Fortuna — By Lydian Shipp
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The Trip to La Fortuna — By Lydian Shipp

This last weekend was interesting, though extremely exhausting. The morning of Friday the 24th, I woke up at approximately eight or eight thirty. Five seconds after I woke up, I heard my mom shout, “Lydian, there’s a cockroach in the sink! I need your help!” So, I helped. I washed the dishes. This was my wakeup call.Originally, we were going to work that morning until about ten before leaving to get to ...
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