14 January 2015

Pura Vida

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” ~ John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America


It feels as though this winter is harsher than last year.  It could just be that as I get older, my tolerance level for colder temperatures decreases exponentially as my years in age increase.

I did manage to escape New York for a few days a few months ago by taking a trip to Costa Rica.  It was beautiful there.  I even got up close and personal with a crocodile.



I stayed at this fabulous resort, Los Suenos, near Jaco.


I saw a beautiful sunset from the cliffs of Zephyr Place in Herradura.


Pura Vida.  Pure Life.  It's their main expression there in Costa Rica and is used in many forms, from a greeting to a synonym for "excellent."  It felt good hearing it, and it felt good saying it.  It is their way of life.  See you later, Costa Rica.  I will be back.  Pura Vida!

2 comments:

  1. Hi Nova
    Just as your winter seems harsher so our summer heatwaves are trending to be more oppressive with the added threat of bush fires. I do think our tolerances levels lessen with age, but I also think the prevalence of weather extremes is just one of the signs predicted in the overall gradual warming of the planet. I can easily see how Costa Rica might seduce the tourist with such charms, captured beautifully in your lovely pictures.
    Best wishes

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  2. There's enough croc there for a pair of boots and a purse. :-)

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