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
For whom the Neotropical Companion (hereafter simply the Companion) is a bit on the heavy side, there is another, more easily accessible book called Monkeys are made of chocolate. It is written by Jack Ewing who bought a cattle and rice farm at the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, somewhat north of Uvita. After a … More Monkeys are made of chocolate
De afgelopen week ging was een week vol zorgen om Matilda. Problemen met haar lever. Crisis op zaterdag. Goed nieuws over coronamaatregelen en het afdak voor de auto. Tenslotte hebben we nota bene een film gekeken. … More Week 15. Zorgen om Matilda
A friend recently asked us how did we find the organizations in which we will be volunteering in Costa Rica, which triggered us to write this blog. Here are some of the strategies that we tried and how they worked for us. … More How to find volunteering opportunities in nature conservation
In my last blog, I indicated how the wish list helped identifying some of the key criteria to decide where to live in Costa Rica. So, out next addition to the planning board was the criteria list for where to live in Costa Rica. In our case, the main criteria was: Close to National Parks (more or less … More Where in Costa Rica?
Why is a sabbatical wish list useful One of the items that is repeatedly advised in every book or blog about planning a sabbatical is to carefully think about: What is your main motivation for taking the sabbatical, i.e. why do you want to go on a sabbatical? What do you want to get from the … More The sabbatical wish list
It was probably around the Christmas 2015 that the idea of making some life changes started to take form. The year 2015 had been a particularly tough and frustrating year at work. I had a growing sense of frustration with the direction that my working life had taken. I realised that I used to eagerly … More How everything started…and the books that helped
I cannot even remember when it started, but Cris and I had been cherishing the idea of a sabbatical for a while. We’ve both been working for twenty years non-stop and it is time for a break. Over a year ago we marked a year in our calendars: 2020 (Only now that I write it … More The journey began more than a year ago, and now we have a blog