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Central America, Panama

Don’t go to Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica

March 26, 2015
Esteban our guide

The most biologically intense place on Earth in terms of biodiversity – National Geographic   This past year we’ve seen animals, lots of them so when we heard about Corcovado we were excited to discover tons of rainforest animals. Upon arriving to the beach entrance to Corcovado National Park we saw a Baird’s Tapir and assumed the siting would set the tone for the rest of our 4 hour tour (too short). After coming down from the shadows of Costa Rica’s highest mountain and seeing a ton of birds and some animals we were thrilled to continue this trend. Guests…

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Costa Rica, Inspiration, Travel

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

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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