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White-headed Capuchin Monkeys in Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Costa RicaFollowing a disappointing week at the beaches of the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica, I hopped on a bus back...

Costa Rica rodeo

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Costa RicaAttending a rodeo seemed like an opportunity to witness a bit of local culture in an otherwise culture-less visit to...

Beach at Santa Teresa, near the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Costa RicaThe old saying, “Expectations are resentments waiting to happen,” is perhaps the best way to describe my recent trip to...

Live music every Friday night packs the joint

“If you’re a vegetarian how do you get enough vitamin B?” Harold asked. Charles chimed in on my behalf: “Quinoa. It’s an ancient grain that was originally cultivated in Peru and...

Author, Barbara Weibel, at Agua Azul Waterfall in Chiapas, Mexico

I am sitting in a Panera Restaurant in Atlanta, chowing down a Caersar’s Salad and bowl of creamy tomato soup, trying to figure out why I am so depressed. In late...

Got a hankering for something sweet? Buy a hunk of sugar cane and chew out the cane juice

This entry is part 11 of 12 in the series PeruAs a vegetarian, the traditional foods in Ecuador and Peru presented a challenge, as they focus heavily on meat. The national...