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The Golden Orb and other creatures in Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica

The Golden Orb and other creatures in Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica

Why would Kathie Lee, a modern Canadian mom, want to visit an old growth wet forest in Central America? Because of the bugs! Q: Corcovado National Park is rather remote, in the very south of Costa Rica. How did you come to visit it? A: My partner and I were vacationing with family at Dominical, Costa Rica and the plan was that we’d have a couple of days on our own. When we learned that Corcovado National Park, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Adventure travel, Costa Rica, Wildlife

They left the farm to see the world: Stop #4: Cambodia; Stop #5: Southern Thailand

They left the farm to see the world: Stop #4: Cambodia; Stop #5: Southern Thailand

Barb and Ben Dietrich, recently retired, travelled through Southeast Asia for three months last year and sent emails “home” describing the journey.  Cambodia Cambodia is a country that leaves a special spot in your heart. Cambodians have lived through decades of war and conflict and this has left them as one of the world’s poorest countries. Many of the streets in Cambodia are not paved so there is a lot of dust and dirt. The air is … Read entire article »

Filed under: Around the world, Cambodia, Memorable moments, Thailand

Seeing “all” of Japan on a Japan Rail Pass

Seeing “all” of Japan on a Japan Rail Pass

Ron Perrier, a retired Canadian physician, spent a month this year travelling by train in Japan. Another country, my twelfth this winter. Another currency (worth about 100 yen to the $US), driving on the left, and another language that I don’t know a word of, with a people who speak virtually no English. A culture radically different from what we know in North America. If you put us in the middle, India would be on … Read entire article »

Filed under: Japan