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Marilyn Stevens & Paul Hastings
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Feliz Navidad from Costa Rica
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joined  a group of Ticos and Gringos to distribute Christmas gifts to Nicaraguan
kids who come to Costa Rica with their families to work in the coffee
harvest.  Harvesters tie baskets around
their waists. Full baskets bring about $2.00 — a little more f...
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Haven't put anything on our blog for some time ... but we just had to document our most recent visa run because so much has changed. 
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A Different Visa Run Experience ... Los Chiles to San Carlos ... by car, boat, mini-bus, feet, bus, car
Because we’re still waiting for our residency to go through (it’s
closer … ever so slightly closer), we continue to need to leave Costa Rica
every 90 days to renew our visas. I had visions of doing a mini vacation this
time, maybe taking Nature Air and spen...
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This is my new project -- and why I've been too busy to post on the blog. 
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Our second visa run to Nicaragua. Quicker and less expensive than the last one. 
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Reflections on a Visa Run - Los Chiles to San Carlos by Boat
Several gringos have written about driving up to Los Chiles
near the Nicaraguan border to renew their visas (For very precise details –
with photos – check out  Irina Just's  excellent article,).
We have little to add about the mechanics of the trip, except...
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A story about getting actual milk to make real yogurt. 
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THE MILKMAN by Marilyn
The milkman. Not "my" milkman. Ultra-pasteurized, shelf-stable milk. Missing all the happy enzymes. So I’ve been researching raw milk
and I’ve determined that making my yogurt from raw milk is a much better idea*.
The only whole milk I’ve been able to find ...
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