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Is this the world’s smallest school?

Remote is just one word of many we used to describe the house at the end of the 20km dirt track, where we stayed in the western hills of Costa Rica. The single amenity nearby was the local primary school, … Continue reading

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Where the wild things are

If our trip to Nicaragua was all about meeting people with interesting back stories, Costa Rica is about wildlife. Not surprising really, given the country has the highest percentage of biodiversity of any country. Yet we continue to be astounded … Continue reading

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The Hole Story

Since coming to Nicaragua, we have become a bit more careful about watching our step when wandering around towns. Beautiful, polished tiling arrangements often give way to broken up concrete, which in turn reverts to a relatively even surface, interrupted … Continue reading

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And time stood still….

A photographer we’ve met, and whose exhibition of pictures of Nicaraguan life has just ended in Granada, has remarked on how timeless daily life is here. Bill Stanton’s rather excellent photographs span a series of visits over 30 years but, … Continue reading

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Is this burger a vegetarian and other unanswerable questions

We have started a compendium of questions for which there is no answer, several dozen of which we are asked every day by the children. The recent car rental was a perfect forum for the interrogators to really get stuck … Continue reading

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What we did for New Year – 1,000 miles on the road and a small bribe

Central America is teeming with backpackers traipsing from hostel to dorm, not to mention the odd thin-as-a-whipppet cyclist grinding out the miles from Tierra del Fuego to Alaska, or the reverse trip. So there’s nothing particularly special about the six … Continue reading

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Christmas Day, 5,132 miles from home

The big people were contemplating spending Christmas away from home for the first time in their lives, but others had more pressing issues. Even though you could drop an articulated lorry through the hole in our roof this year, some … Continue reading

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