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Wellington Quirks

Wellington may only be just over an hour away from Dunedin by plane, but it’s a whole other place. Different bugs, different weather, different houses, different culture. One of the things I notice as I drive around the town is … Continue reading

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Night Driving

We've been driving around a bit at night since we moved to Carla's house.  Petra has found it difficult to settle into a sleep routine in yet another new place so we've needed to drive her to sleep.  Before we … Continue reading

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San Jose

We've driven down Avenida 10 to the hospital and back home along Avenida 8 so many times that we've worn a groove.  I took a couple of pictures of the buildings, people, and streets on our way home yesterday. Travis's … Continue reading

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Independence Day

Costa Rica gained independence from Spain in 15 September 1821.  The holiday's on Monday.  Petra will be ten months old on the same day.  Independence Day is a big deal here.  Shops and buildings have been decorated for weeks with … Continue reading

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Moving: Part One

The movers came in today to pack our stuff and put it in a container for shipping to New Zealand. We began at the crack of dawn, or 7:30ish anyway, and were done by late morning.  Costa Ricans are systematically, … Continue reading

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It’s 8:30 on a Monday Night

And I'm hiding in the office, away from the huge old roach that crawled off into a corner of the lounge.  Travis tried to catch it, but it's fast as well as huge.  It shot off under the tv stand … Continue reading

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You’re Not in Kansas Now Dorothy

Every now and then something happens here that really shows up how different life in Costa Rica is from life in New Zealand or Canada. Speaking as I was of maids in the last post, I was reminded of a … Continue reading

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