Funny dreams

Today I had a fantastic dream. Not as in daydreaming but like a real dream -dream, while sleeping. It was so great that I cannot help but sharing it with you. In my dream, Sir David Attenborough was personally calling us to ask if we could go work for him. Ha!! 🙂 He wanted us … More Funny dreams

Development Economics and Conservation

This is the last of the posts reflecting on the relationship between economics and conservation. The posts have been triggered by the experience working as a volunteer for Osa Conservation (OC). OC has the advantage of being a very broad organization,  engaged in different aspects of conservation. I have been working mainly with the marine … More Development Economics and Conservation

New insights into job downgrading…hands-on research again!

One of the wonderful bits about my current volunteer work is that I am doing hands-on research (again). And this time, not with the idea of developing or testing a theory as it is often the case in academia, but with the humble and simple goal of improving people’s lives while ensuring the long-term conservation … More New insights into job downgrading…hands-on research again!

A fisherman’s life from the peephole and what it can teach us about poverty, conservation and life

As some of you might have noticed, this last week I have not been so active on the blog. The reason for that is that as part of the volunteer work, I have been (finally) in the field, doing interviews with fishermen in some rural areas in Costa Rica. It has been intense and tiresome. … More A fisherman’s life from the peephole and what it can teach us about poverty, conservation and life

Why Costa Rica?

Once that we made the decision to take a year off, the key question was where? We both agreed that it had to be a tropical country. Despite the fact (or may be because of the fact) that we live in Sweden, we both hate cold weather.  Spending our money on a one year sabbatical … More Why Costa Rica?