Unforgettable Meals in Puerto Viejo: Part 1

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Before arriving, I heard rumors of spicy, fragrant, and flavorful Caribbean cuisine in Puerto Viejo. In fact, it’s one of the reasons I begged Andie to spend her sun (and occasionally rain) soaked days here with me. Creamy coconut chicken, garlic butter drenched lobster, and spicy seafood stew beckoned me from this town deep in…

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This Costa Rican Life: The Beaches of Puerto Viejo

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This post brought to you by Camille, my one and only traveling companion. No one takes the beach more seriously than this sun worshipper. Since arriving in Costa Rica, I spend every day basking in the warmth of the sun, often lying on the shoreline, my bikini bottoms filling with sand with each crash. White…

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What Living La Pura Vida Has Taught Me So Far

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This is my backyard. A postcard. And today, on my two year blog anniversary, I’m just wishing you were here. To celebrate 730 days of writing Can You Stay for Dinner?, Camille, my best and most wanderlustful friend, who is sharing this Central American adventure with me, is gracing us with her reflections on life…

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Punta Uva Eats

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Ultra-limey guacamole with freshly fried tortillas Freshly squeezed watermelon juice Sea bass tacos with pico de gallo, guacamole, cilantro, and crisp greens Jamaican Margarita made from the juice of hibiscus flower alongside a coconut creamy pina colada Carrot and red cabbage slaw, curried chickpeas, shaved fresh beet, greens drizzled with sweet ginger sauce Saucy smoked…

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Day 1 in San Jose, Costa Rica

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This morning at 4am, I blew into Boston Logan airport. One 20” carry on duffle One backpack my precious laptop, three dayglow bathing suits, metallic sandals, a tank top or two, four sundresses, 54 malaria pills, and my most recent read: “The Bedwetter” by Sarah Silverman. All for two and a half months of living…

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