Jaguar Rescue Center

In Puerto Viejo by Virginie0 Comments

View Post

We visited the Jaguar Rescue Center last week and had a lot of fun there! All the animals that are there are supposed to go back to nature, if they can. Some can’t, because they’ve been too injured or had too many contacts with humans, but most of them are going to go back. During our visit, we saw a little bit of everything: birds that had been shot in the wings or that lost an eye, an endangered white tail deer, an anteater that had grown up as someone’s pet, an ocelot that someone tried to take to Panama, a sloth …

Read More

How to make the best smoothie EVER

In Puerto Viejo by Virginie1 Comment

View Post

The steps are really simple. All you need is: 1 box of fresh stawberries 1 box of fresh blackberries 1 fresh mango 1 coconut (you want the water in it, not the flesh) Then you blend all of it together and: Here is the deliciiiiious result! It’s 100% natural and you just can’t get better than that.

Read More

Chris’ painful coconut experience

In Puerto Viejo by Chris0 Comments

View Post

Ever since the first day in Costa Rica I knew that I had to harvest a coconut all by myself. It’s been my driving force while here! A lot of the trees are too tall to get at so it was tough to find a low tree that wasn’t already picked by someone else or the squirrels. But, I found a nice hidden tree in the back that had a few. Here’s how it went! Part 1: Getting the coconut down from the tree was painful. I stood below the tree, looking up at the coconut as I swung a …

Read More

What I learned living in Costa Rica

In Costa Rica, Destinations, Nomad Life, Puerto Viejo by Virginie0 Comments

View Post

We’ve been here for almost a week now and here are the things we learned about living in paradise 🙂 No sleeves and no pants. T-shirts are still too hot, we have to wear tank tops or muscle shirts to survive the day. Pants are also a big no no, except if you want to faint in the heat. Shorts only. NEVER ever leave food outside. Even if it’s in a bag. NEVER! Because you’re gonna get a new friend that you might not like… (Ex: When a monkey wakes you up at 3 am because it’s breaking one of …

Read More

Perfect Beach

In Puerto Viejo by Virginie0 Comments

View Post

A 5 minute walk takes us to the beach. There’s nobody there, except for a few surfers that are 500m away. We really don’t have to worry about them. Though we haven’t seen the sun yet, the water is warm! Chris and I have a lot of fun in the waves, doing some body surfing to the shore. We haven’t died yet in the waves, so that’s great! On the part of the beach where we are, the sand is PERFECT! There’s absolutely no shells or rocks, it’s just fine sand. We went for a walk and a little bit …

Read More