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stella B
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Somehow I have reached my forties!
Somehow I have reached my forties!

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Adios, adieu, cheerio and toodle-oo!
Well, we lasted 49 weeks exactly.  A fantastic 11 month adventure that we will never forget.  But for one reason or another, we have decided to say a temporary goodbye to Costa Rica and return to the UK. I won't make it a long, drawn out goodbye, just a big...

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A Day Out in Seattle.
The boys and I are currently enjoying a trip to Washington State and spending a couple of weeks with family; my sister-in-law, her husband and their two boys to be precise. I am ashamed to admit it, but this is our first visit here, although she has lived i...

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Did you know, there are about 140 different species of snakes in Costa Rica, 22 of which are venomous? Thankfully, in the 11 months of living in the tropics,  I have yet to come across a 'live' snake. I mean I have seen a dead one and  quite a few squashed ...

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SaltWater's go Paddling in Matapalo.


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Fruit Juice at La Vida Loca.
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Haggling for a Cheaper Tour in Costa Rica.
A few words of advise when booking an expedition in Costa Rica: haggle and habla Espanol if you can! And if it's in anyway possible, cut out the middle man too, i.e. the tour guide. Book directly with the centre itself.  Naturally, my kids and  their  visit...

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Zip-Lining.
YS gliding gracefully through the trees.

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Two Excursions to Enjoy near Playa del Coco.
Wet towels.  Possibly one of my top pet hates.  No wait: wet towels dropped on the floor. Or, even worse, wet towels left abandoned on the bed. Eughh. With four extra people staying with us at the moment, I seem to have an awful lot of wet towels lying arou...

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Coconut Seller on the Beach.Pipa
"Pipa Fria?"
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