Somewhere under the rainbow
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Editorial
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Somewhere under the rainbow

Robert Isenberg - February 9, 2015

This photo was taken in Escazú, but scattered showers and abundant sunlight mean that rainbows could appear almost anywhere. Costa Ricans routinely proclaim that early “summer” (January…

Walking Around: A simple slide
Walking Around
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Walking Around
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Walking Around: A simple slide

Peter Majerle - February 6, 2015

In this age of helicopter parenting, childproof everything, and lawsuits galore, you don't see many handmade slides in public parks. And yet here we have an example…

The ants won this round
Walking Around
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Walking Around
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The ants won this round

Peter Majerle - January 29, 2015

I should have known better. This is the tropics, after all. I mean, even fence posts turn into trees in these hyper-fertile lands. But it was just…

Walking Around: This Isn’t McDonald’s
Walking Around
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Walking Around
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Walking Around: This Isn’t McDonald’s

Peter Majerle - January 9, 2015

On a recent trip to Manuel Antonio National Park, I stopped at a pharmacy in Parrita, which is about 20 minutes outside of Quepos. While my cohorts…

Hey, You Look Just Like A Fat Woman
Walking Around
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Walking Around
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Hey, You Look Just Like A Fat Woman

Peter Majerle - December 26, 2014

It's the holidays, and that means that San Jose's streets are absolutely teeming with shoppers, gawkers, hustlers, helpers, and all in between. On the Avenida Central a…

Walking Around: Refugees Are Like You Or Me
Walking Around
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Walking Around
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Walking Around: Refugees Are Like You Or Me

Peter Majerle - December 18, 2014

On the outside wall of Costa Rica's National Assembly I found this phrase:   "Refugees are like you or me, with just one difference: they have been…

Walking Around: Urban Contradictions
Walking Around
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Walking Around
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Walking Around: Urban Contradictions

Peter Majerle - December 17, 2014

I walk past this scene every day on my way to work. You might think that I trek in from the countryside to a little office in…