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Travel & Living

She named him twice

What’s in a name? To a mother, at one point, it’s everything. She ponders, wonders, smiles at her own audacity. She says the names of...

El machete: a swing through time

One of the most ubiquitous tools used throughout rural Latin America is the machete. When I moved to Costa Rica, the first gift I...

Crocodilians of Costa Rica: Crocodile vs Caiman

Costa Rica’s rivers, lakes, and sometimes even beaches have abundant populations of Crocodilians, a group of prehistoric predators who in one form or another...

‘Finally, we can sleep at night’

“Ya vamos a poder dormir.” Now we’ll be able to sleep at night. Now. Ya. Finally. Ya, a word so expressive, so eloquent. It can...

Yabá Chiguí Lodge: A day in the life of an active retirement

The terrace of our living and dining room is the last frontier between human hands and the forest. There, with the Lajas Ravine at...

One day, they said yes

Bourbon. Bitters. Sugar. Water. A graceful unwinding of orange peel. Why call it an Old Fashioned when you could call it a Media Naranja,...

A secret garden of fruit

It's been only eigth years since this garden stopped being a couple's backyard with fruit trees, to become a botanical sanctuary for the palate,...

Hope, in a heartbeat

Even when the world stops, life goes on. Not fear, not death—not even a pandemic full of death—can keep hope from poking through, new...

A day in the life of Jafet, a proud recycling collector

For two years and six months, Jafet Vilegas has been getting up every weekday at 6 am. He takes his time to say hello...

When your talent is dreaming big

Sometimes, you’re drawn to another person by his talents or skill. For her, it was the sheer scale of his dreams, and the way he...
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