Month: December 2011

Festival dela Luz

The Festial de la Luz originated in 1986 when the city of San José organized the first parade of floats and the best marching bands in the country.  I was told that the show gets better every year.

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Volcán Poás National Park

After a week in San Jose and not seeing much outside the bread shop and super mercato, I decided to do a day trip out of town. Sitting on atop the Pacific hot spot, Costa Rica is home to about 100 active volcanos. One of them is the Volcán Poás just 40km outside of the capital San Jose. It is said to have the 2nd widest crater opening (Toba in Indonesia said to be 1st) in the world. The Volcán Poás National Park is 2 hours bus from San Jose that leaves at 8,30am daily. The return fare for...

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Getting to Costa Rica

After jetting around in Europe, where I spent an average of 1 week per city, I decided to take it even slower in Central and South America. After all, the visa is easier here. I mean I get 90 days for Schengen which is for 24 countries, while I get at least 30 days per country in those that I can go to here. Photo By: Arturo Sotillo First time in Central America. I was not totally surprised but it was still curious to observe the striking similarity to the Philippines. The churches, the plaza, the market — I...

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Eating in New York

New York is so diverse that for many, it’s more of an international city than an American city. The New Yorkers especially think so. It goes without saying that authentic cuisine of every nation in the world are found in NY. Let’s say you can travel around the world with Food in New York. That was my agenda and here is a list of restaurant that I tried and were suggested by foodie friends based in NYC.

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The Second Wind in Traveling

Originally New York was not part of my plan, but as a jump off point for my Latin American travel, it was the cheapest option. And for long term travelers with a certain budget, it usually is the greatest deciding factor. But after 3 weeks here in the US, I decided I couldn’t have made a better choice. Here are my reasons why–   No Pressure Because I have been a tourist here before, there is no longer the pressure of doing the touristy stuff. Although I did visit museums, parks, squares, and see Lady Liberty. It is the...

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I travel the world on a quest to live a life not ordinary. Back from an epic trip around the world, which spanned 25 countries across 5 continents in 425 days. So, what’s next when you’ve lived your grandest dream, and you’re not dead? Living to find out.

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