San José: Take Two

Since Katie decided to fly home early from Costa Rica and I accompanied her to the airport, I once again found myself in the capital city of San José. My previous stay there found me unimpressed and eager to move on. This time was a bit different. Continue reading

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Accommodation in Thailand – Hotels, Guesthouses, & Hostels

Planning your first trip to Thailand? Wondering what your accommodation options are? This post discusses the three most common styles of lodging in Thailand. For each category I include relative expense, privacy, security, and overall experience. At the end of the post, I discuss a few tips relevant to all who visit this country. Continue reading

Costa Rica Thus Far

I wanted to write a quick update for friends and, even more so, family. It turned out to be not so quick, so I added a bunch of pictures for those seeking the abbreviated version.

As of today I have been in Costa Rica for about 11 days. Until now I had been traveling with my roommate from the last year, Katie. Being extremely homesick, she decided to fly home today a little earlier than planned. Here is a snapshot of our adventures the past week and a half. Continue reading