(As dictated to her mum). I woke up after a nightmare that someone was pinching me [maybe because of our late night forest walk the night before – we saw, a Wanderer spider, tarantulas, stick […]
A big day for us. Lola’s 10th birthday. We have been counting down all trip and finally the day is here. We had a special, high adrenaline adventure in store….
Probably both. Nosara is on the Pacific coast in the Northwest of Costa Rica and over the past 50 years it has become known as both a gorgeous, low key slice of paradise and a […]
[Not posed, I promise.] The first reactions from the girls when we told them in March about this trip: Cesca: I’m sad I’m going to miss my friends. Lola: YES! Does this mean I’m missing […]
We have been lucky so far this trip.
Excuse the surfing binge, this post is for anyone trying to decide where to learn to surf, or where their kids might learn to surf. It struck us that Playa Samara in Northwest Costa Rica, […]
We have moved up the coast to Playa Samara, a crescent beach with a reef offshore that kills the big waves, making it perfect for beginners. The rain is biblical upon arrival which begs the […]
We couldn’t be further from the nonchalant-surfboard-on-a-bike dudes if we tried. Three beginner surfers and one middle aged lumbering idiot. But we tried and, hats off, three of us succeeded.
All change, all change. We change from rainforest to beach, from minibus-on-tap upmarket holiday to self-drive and from smart hotels to backpacker scenesters.
Audio: a 2 minute slice of the river in the rainforest with guest vocals from some animals. A 60 minute version would make ideal white noise to sleep to. https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=opqOnkqM88k We saw the keel billed […]