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A story of how we randomly ended up in a car with Two Monkeys in Costa Rica

March 27, 2015
Miguelito with his lovers  and our one of our rides for the day

  The universe (or whatever you wanna call it) with its infinite wisdom and positive vibes sends love towards us in the most random moments possible. A story of how we randomly and literally ended up in a car with Two Monkeys. After messaging Kach (and Jon from Two Monkeys Travel Blog) for the past few months we found out we would all be in Costa Rica at the same time and loosely tried to meet up. Since our schedule didn’t quite work we just thought maybe we would meet them in another place and time. Camille and I had just finished…

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Central America, Costa Rica

Resume building on the road- Tamale assembly line worker

March 21, 2015
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One morning during our first Helpx experience we were introduced to the world of communal tamale assembly. Graduating from cleaning banana leaves to tying them up in preparation for boiling and cooking tamales was a huge deal for us and a huge jump in the tamale production line. We weren’t expecting there to be so much activity in a tiny town of 300 people. Fortunately for us the upcoming weekend would include a crazy mountain marathon on Saturday followed by a big futbol match between neighboring towns on Sunday. In preparation for all this was the community tamale making session…

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Costa Rica

The Secrets of Sendero Los Angeles- A walkable, breathable Los Angeles

March 21, 2015
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Each day we recommended tours and routes around the area of San Gerardo de Rivas but hadn’t done most of our own recommendations until our 2nd week in. With two days off we decided to start off with the town tour. Going up 500 meters on the Chirripo trail we took the option of descending and detouring towards Sendero (trail) Los Angeles. This beautiful downhill trek was a gentle walk compared to the other option at the fork, ascending up the Chirripo trail. After an hour or so we made our way to the small town of Los Angeles (population…

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