Pensaba que me había dejado el estrés en Lund. De hecho, me había asegurado de encerrarlo bajo llave para que me dejase en paz por un añito. Pero el muy cretino se debió escapar en un momento en el que bajé la guardia y se metió en la maleta. El caso es que desde que … More Hola estrés, mi viejo amigo…
Have you ever wondered how someone with an economic or social science background can contribute to conservation? I had asked myself that question many times while we were preparing for the sabbatical and our volunteer work in Costa Rica. I searched the internet looking for examples of volunteer work in conservation and it seemed to … More Economics and conservation
In this time of confinement we wanted to provide you a small window to see some of the animals in action that we have seen in Costa Rica.
un día típico a través de los sonidos de los animales. English and Netherlands translations available. … More An ordinary day …
un día típico a través de los sonidos de los animales. English and Netherlands translations available. … More Un día cualquiera…
Some weeks before we jumped in the plane towards Costa Rica and when I was drown in the correction of the exams, wrapping up papers and writing project applications, Frank said “we needed to talk”. And after what seemed to me a very long silence he added: about blogging, how we were going to do … More The thrill of blogging
Oops! Have we been here already for a month?
After 10 hectic days in Alajuela and more than two weeks doing nada on the beach, I finally have the need to start doing something. I am basically getting anxious because I see the days passing by without accomplishing anything, apart from resting and blogging. I realize that part of the problem is that I am so used to do something and moreover to have to do something that the mere fact of having days without plans is scary. This is a bad sign.
… More Why ‘doing nothing’ feels so alien. A reflection on the first 30 days of the sabbatical.
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
Among the purposes of this first month of the sabbatical were to sleep, relax, recover and “do nothing”. But even on holidays, we are always doing “something”: reading, birdwatching, organizing photos, strolling on the beach, snorkeling or nowadays, writing a blog. So, what do we mean by doing nothing? … More Learning the art of doing nothing
One of the things that I find most peculiar about the Ticos (Costa Ricans) is their addresses’ and directions’ system. At least compared to the ones that we have in the parts of the world where Frank and I come from. While in Europe, for instance, addresses are based on streets and numbers, in Costa … More Addresses ‘Tico Style’