Een week die niet helemaal ging zoals gepland. Maar zo is het nu eenmaal en er gebeurde desondanks toch veel. … More Week 40. Beter met voornemens werken dan met plannen.
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Costa Rica is home to a VERY large number of venomous snakes. Of the deadly sort. The one that causes more deaths per year is the infamous fer-de-lance. The reason for the high rate of deaths lies both of the type of venom and the fact that is one type of snake that tends not … More Encounters with the deadliest snake of Costa Rica
Of the nearly 15 books that I have read about sabbaticals and career change, there are a couple that I would recommend wholeheartedly to anyone thinking of going through this renewing and re-invigorating experience. One of them is “Reboot your life” by Allen, Bearg, Foley and Smith. They talk about four phases of a sabbatical: creating … More Entering the last phase of the sabbatical
The place where we are living now is a natural reserve owned by the Jaguar Rescue Center. The place is not so far away from the Rescue center but in some senses, it feels like worlds apart. In just four kilometers, one moves from the hassle of Puerto Viejo to the “quietness” of the forest, … More New project – a Biological Research Station at La Ceiba
Deze week zijn we begonnen met werken in La Ceiba. Cristina werkt twee dagen in La Ceiba en drie het JRC, ik drie dagen in La Ceiba en twee in het JRC. En plotseling ziet de week er heel anders uit, ookal is het werk min of meer hetzelfde. … More Week 39. Werken in La Ceiba
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After two months of doing dishes and preparing food on Sundays but mostly cleaning parrot shit, parakeet shit, toucan shit, brown-booby shit, pelican shit and deer shit, (been there-done that- kind of job) we have finally been upgraded to …….monkey shit!!. I am sooooo happy that I have been walking on my tiptoes the last … More Upgraded! We are all monkey business!
One of the absolutely wonderful thing about the current volunteer work in the rescue center is that I do not have to think. At all. Or veeeeeery little. I guess that thinking about which rack, bucket, scrub or cloth I need to take for the cleaning job of the day doesn’t count as thinking. In … More The dark side of giving the brain a rest
This is an automatic translation of the post originally written in Spanish. Apologies for the delay. I have been very busy cleaning monkey shit from my clothes…but that is another story. The other day I was taking care of the pelican (who couldn’t, didn’t know, didn’t want to fly)… when suddenly some leaves began to … More The iguana that fell from the sky