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Rediscovering Balance on a jog through Bahía

Every morning I leave the house on foot at 6:30 AM to explore Bahía. There’s dozens of long dirt roads leading to nowhere, beach access points, and unmarked trails through the jungle. It’s kind of a thrill. Thrill aside, running is how I find balance. Not only does a 3-mile run balance out the fact…

Reconnecting at Rancho Cielo Alto

Yesterday, Brigid took me out to dinner for my 34th birthday. The whole thing was hyped up because the restaurant itself—a place called Casa Cielo Alto—was, according to the Google listing “RESERVATION ONLY”. When Brigid went to make the reservation 3 months ago, the soonest available opening fell on my birthday weekend. To heighten everything,…

Following the Trail of Names Through Costa Rica

If you travel through Costa Rica, a list of the names of locations you pass along the way will invariably tell a story of indigenous culture, Spanish colonization, and the influence of the Catholic Church. Fly into San Jose I am in a surf town called Dominical, but my plane to Costa Rica landed in…

Photo tour through Dominical

The following are photos that I took on my iPhone SE on Tuesday, October 18, 2022. The idea is to give you an idea of what Dominical is like. Permission was granted by all subjects. If you drive south on the Costanera Sur, the 2-lane highway identified as Route 34 that runs along the Southern…


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