Corcovado National Park

The trip to Corvado National Park began with waking up at 4:30am to catch a 5:30am bus to La Palma, where I took. a collectivo taxi to Los Patos Ranger Station with the guide, Jose,  and my two newly met hiking companions, Dan and Rachel, a young New Zealand/Australian couple one month in to a … Continue reading Corcovado National Park


The strange and the familiar

There are strange bird sounds made by unfamiliar and unseen birds and the sound of crunching footsteps on the dirt road just the other side of the hedge full of flowers I don't recognize coming through the screened window of my hotel room in Puerto Jimenez.  There is air-conditioning but I am leaving it off … Continue reading The strange and the familiar

Planning, preparation, and anxiety

Monday night week I will be in Costa Rica. From San Jose I will fly to the Osa Peninsula, where I will spend three days hiking in the jungle of Corcovado National Park.  Then head North, through Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, Mexico and across the United States back to Manhattan.  By … Continue reading Planning, preparation, and anxiety