2010 - Spring Break - Costa Rica

February 23, 2008–March 31, 2010

La Vida es Pura, no es Dura

March 31, 2010
Puerto Viejo, Limon, Costa Rica
Today marks exactly one year since I departed on my month-long adventure around Europe. And it’s been quite a year: an excellent summer in Chicago, adventures in Colorado, Atlanta, and Las Vegas (when you turn 30, you’ve got to do it in style–which may or may not be what happened in Vegas). And finally, sneaking in just before a full year stuck in America… Read more

¡Pura Vida!

April 10, 2008
Tamarindo, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
¡Pura Vida! is the unofficial motto of Costa Rica (one might call it a meme). Literally translated as “Pure Life,” it is used much like the Australian “no worries.” That is, it can be used to mean almost anything. It can mean “thank you,” “you’re welcome,” “hello,” “life is good,” or “I slept with your sister. Sorry, bro.” To which the only acceptable response is… Read more

A New Passport, A New Adventure

February 23, 2008
I just received my new passport in the mail. As you might recall, it was time to renew my passport. After two big trips over the past couple months, I assumed it would probably be awhile before I would need my passport again. So I sent it off at the beginning of February, standard processing. Ah… Read more