Monthly Archives: October 2013

Happy Halloween at the Butterfly Garden!

Halloween is not celebrated in Costa Rica.  There is no trick or treating and kids don’t dress up in costumes.  I think part of this is because it is considered either a pagan or even “gringo” holiday, but I bet … Continue reading

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Pantantal, Brazil 2013: Part 3, And Finally….The Jaguar!

Full Disclosure:  I was not financially compensated for this post.  We received a small discount for professional courtesy from Southwild.  The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.  In Parts 1 and 2 of my Pantanal Trip blog series, I talked about staying … Continue reading

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Pantantal, Brazil 2013: Part 2, River Otters, Caiman, and Birds…Oh My!

Full Disclosure:  I was not financially compensated for this post.  We received a small discount for professional courtesy from Southwild.  The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.  Please visit my previous post for Part 1 one our trip. … Continue reading

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Pantantal, Brazil 2013: Part 1, Getting There and the Lodge

Full Disclosure:  I was not financially compensated for this post.  We received a small discount for professional courtesy from Southwild.  The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.  We were blessed to have the opportunity to travel to … Continue reading

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Reflections on Eating in Costa Rica

I hope you enjoyed the last two weeks of blog info about eating in Costa Rica.  Being Mexican mom, I spend a lot of time in the kitchen and I equate food with love, so these blog posts are dear … Continue reading

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Redesigning Pura Vida Familia: Update

We are back!  We spent 10 glorious days in Brazil’s Pantanal region.  The purpose of our trip was for Chris to scout it out as a potential spot to lead wildlife photo tours and for all of us to see … Continue reading

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Chayote Soup Recipe

Chayotes grow in pretty much everyone’s property in Monteverde.  We have a couple of wild vines on our rental.  The kids love to pick the chayotes for me which I then make into soup or picadillo, depending on my mood. … Continue reading

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