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Bosnia and Herzegovina & Croatia

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Costa Rica Photo Album

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Spiritual Journeys

Spiritual Journeys

Editorial: A pilgrimage is described as a journey to a site that has special spiritual powers or significance. The person who makes the journey is called a pilgrim. India is known for its pilgrimage sites and Hindus are encouraged to visit them during their lifetime. One Christian pilgrimage is the shrine of the Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico and the most important Muslim pilgrimage is, of course, to Mecca. For those of us who are not … Read entire article »

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It’s easy to travel around Costa Rica

It’s easy to travel around Costa Rica

There are many reasons to visit Costa Rica and certainly one of them is that it is considered to be the ‘greenest’ country in the world. Costa Rica, which means “Rich coast” is situated in Central America and is home to a rich variety of plants and animals and has the largest percentage of protected areas in the world. The people of Costa Rica are also proud of their universal health care and public education … Read entire article »

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Turtles hatching in Costa Rica

Turtles hatching in Costa Rica

Charlotte Fanjoy was in Costa Rica to celebrate a special birthday and woke up one morning to witness baby sea turtles making their way from their nest in the sand to the sea. I was walking along the beach in Tamarindo, Costa Rica in January when I came upon baby turtles climbing on top of one another in a struggle to get out of a hole in the sand. Then they fell into line for a … Read entire article »

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Celebrating my 60th birthday in Costa Rica

Celebrating my 60th birthday in Costa Rica

Charlotte Fanjoy wanted to celebrate her 60th birthday in a special place and decided on Tamarindo, Costa Rica. But who would join her and would they be happy? Q: You recently celebrated a very special birthday in Costa Rica with family and friends. How did this come about? A: I wanted something very different to mark my 60th and I wanted it to involve travel. A sister of mine spent two weeks in Tamarindo last year and … Read entire article »

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Walking the Camino de Santiago de Compostela

Walking the Camino de Santiago de Compostela

Jessica Sunter walked this famous 780 km pilgrimage route, starting in France and reaching Santiago de Compostela 40 days later. She walked every step of the way. Question: What is the Camino de Santiago de Compostela? Answer: In English it is known as The Way of St James and it’s a collection of old pilgrimage routes found in Europe with the final destination being Santiago de Compostela in northwest Spain. Pilgrims have been walking the Camino de … Read entire article »

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Travelling with young kids in Costa Rica

Travelling with young kids in Costa Rica

Craig and Carla spent three weeks travelling in Costa Rica (Tamarindo and around Arenal) with their young children. Zack was four years old and Lucas was eight months old at the time. Most of their friends thought they were crazy to do it. Q: I understand your friends thought it was a bit crazy to travel to a country like Costa Rica with young children. What did you find most difficult? A: People seem to think it … Read entire article »

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