This week we crossed the equator of our one year sabbatical. We have spent already 180 days in this wonderful country. In a way, it feels as if we had arrived yesterday. As the saying goes “time flies when you are having fun”.
I thought it would be nice to make a balance of these first six months…. in numbers. So, in these 6 months we have:
- Changed houses 9 times (including the short stays for holidays)
- Tried 17 different Costa Rican Arabica 100% coffees
- Identified 220 birds
- Found 3 frogs on our own – yes, it is more difficult than it sounds!
- Seen the 4 types of monkeys available in Costa Rica
- Seen 2 tarantulas, 5 scorpions, 1 venomous snake, and 2 types of poisonous frogs
- Witnessed 2 massive insect massacres
- Built 1shelter for our car
- Drove 5500 kilometers
- Visited 7 protected areas, including 2 National Parks (here and here)
- Volunteered for 4 months
- Underwent a home confinement for 3 months (thanks to Covid-19)
- Made 104 interviews
- Organized 60 tables with sea turtle data into 1 with 100 columns
- Visited 6 of the 7 provinces of Costa Rica (the last one will be next week)
- Been stopped by the police 3 times. We have never been fined.
- Multiplied our luggage by two…!
- Learnt at least 10 new skills …
- Experienced 1 mild earthquake and 5 tremors
- Been 22 meters below and 3450 meters above sea level
- Got stuck with the car in the mud once
- Read more than 25 books (here, here and here)
- Taken one (1) neighbour to the hospital at night to give birth to 1 baby
- Written 171 blog posts
- Made more than 4200 photos with the camara and 2000 with our mobiles.
And had countless unforgettable moments and experiences…not everything can be put in to numbers 😉