When François and I travel we are always interested in ‘getting into the culture’ of a country
and taking the road less travelled,
whether it be searching out local dining experiences
or exploring unique geographic locations.
In our aim to live a more simple life we no longer shop for memorable souvenirs.
Occasionally we will return with a special piece of local art.
We have in the past brought home a book of especailly beautful photos of an area visited.
This recent opportunity to visit Costa Rica was in itself unique in its origin,
unique in what we experienced in our brief visit,
and unique in that we have been given an extraordinary gift
to return home with exquisite photographic memories.
The following are just a few of the remarkable things that we observed.
Some we photographed…
…some we learned about by talking with people we met along the way…
1. Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica
…an uniquely Costa Rican saying
that symbolizes enjoying life and being happy.
The expression particularily rings true with us in our new life aboard R.E.D.
where we are learning to live a more uncluttered, peaceful, simple life
with a greater appreciation of nature, friends and family.