The other day Frank and I realized that October had been the worst month of the sabbatical. At the end of the month, we were exhausted physically and mentally and utterly glad that the month was over. So much that we decided to celebrate it with a pancake dinner and a glass of wine. So, … More Hurray! October is over!
Today it was one of our first volunteering days at the nature reserve. After feeding the animals that are about to be released and cleaning their cages, I joined Frank in the highly intellectual task of ….cleaning the leaves on the paths. Rak, rak, rak. Rak, rak, rak. Rak, rak, Burrruuuuummmmmm! A thunder. As it … More You cannot work when it is raining!!
Throughout this last volunteering job at the Jaguar Rescue Center, we have met very interesting people. People who, at one point in time, decided to quit their jobs and devote a substantial part of their time to volunteering around the world. And change their life. Their stories, despite differences, have a common thread. They are the … More In search of a meaningful life – some inspirational stories
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
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
Het thema van de afglopen week : lichte paniek in de tent. Meer dan twee keer, maar ik ben vooral bezorgd om m’n laptop … More Week 37. Lichte paniek in de tent
Ooooops! I forgot to publish the english translation of my post about turning fifty. But here it goes with my apoligies! This week I definitely leave the decade of the forties to become ta-ta-taaaaaaa: fifty-years-old. There it is. Fifty years. Fifty. Five and zero. Five decades. Ten lustrums (my father would say). The strange thing … More Whaaaat? Fifty already?
It was about time! Here you can find two new photo albums with wildlife around the house and at work ;-). Pincha en cada vinculo para acceder al album. Ya era hora! Aquí puedes encontrar dos nuevos albumes de fotos con animalillos alrededor de la casa y en el trabajo. Pincha en cada vínculo para … More New photo albums
Esta semana dejo definitivamente la década de los cuarenta para convertirme en ta-ta-taaaaaaa: una cincuentona. Ahí es ná. Cincuenta tacos. Cin-cu-en-ta. Cinco y cero. Cinco décadas. Diez lustros (diría mi padre). Lo extraño es que no tengo para nada la sensación de ser tan vieja ;-). De hecho, me encuentro mejor ahora que hace diez … More Cincuenta tacos ya?
These days, we go to work walking through a postcard tropical beach, watching the palm trees swing to the sea breeze. I can feel the waves on my feet. I can smell the sea. It is sunny but still is not too warm, because it is very early in the morning. There is nobody on … More Living a dream