A Return to Costa Rica’s Pura Vida: Field Notes from a Tropical Paradise . . .

Above Costa Rica ll â“’ 2013 michaela medina harlow - thegardenerseden.comColor-Saturated Beauty: Costa Rica from Above

Above Costa Rica â“’ 2013 michaela medina harlow - thegardenerseden.comDescending Over Fields and Farmland Northwest of San Jose, Costa Rica

There’s talk of a snowstorm to greet the first day of spring back home in New England. Cruel, and yet, it seems so far away, now that I’ve shed my snowshoes and winter wool in favor of flip flops and a bikini. How wondrous, to be lifted far above the chilly clouds and, in a few short hours, to peek down upon a tropical paradise. I’m absorbing the beauty with all five senses: tasting, smelling, touching, listening and above all seeing all that this place has to offer. It’s pura vida. . . And I am living the good life in Costa Rica, once again . . .

Above Costa Rica Vl ⓒ 2013 michaela medina harlow - thegardenerseden.com Above the Mountain Roads & Hilltowns: Alajuela Province, Costa Rica

Above Costa Rica lll â“’ 2013 michaela medina harlow - thegardenerseden.comA Peek Between the Clouds, Above Alajuela

Currently exploring the Caribbean Coast and south-central mountains of Costa Rica along the Panama border, I will attempt to post more glimpses of this Central American paradise whenever an internet connection allows. Hasta luego!  

Above Costa Rica lV ⓒ 2013 michaela medina harlow - thegardenerseden.com Glimpses of Rain Forest and Farmland: Above Costa Rica

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2 Replies to “A Return to Costa Rica’s Pura Vida: Field Notes from a Tropical Paradise . . .”

  1. Deb Weyrich-Cody

    Hi Michaela, Thanks for sharing – bee sure to have a wonderful vacation – can’t wait to “hear” all about it when you get back!! xo D.

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