REFUGIO SOLTE: IN THE JUNGLE

The Spanish word Solté means let go.  In this refuge you can let go of everything, including sense of fashion as Trin did.  He has his shorts and shirt on inside out.  He is spray-painting the dining room chairs black with an air compressor. He's been dodging rain drops to try and get some of the... Continue Reading →

REFUGIO SOLTE: FINDING PARADISE

It is 5am. The windows lay wide open allowing a breeze to fill the room with the fragrance of the jungle. It is already light outside but the clouds still hang low in a blanket over the top of the towering trees. The waterfall up the hill from our cabin creates a constant soothing background to... Continue Reading →

VOLCANIC LAKE, HOT SPRINGS, AND THE HOSTEL THAT WAS NOT

The bus began a winding ascent into the mountains past small towns and mountain villages. Steep mountain sides boasted of beautiful farms on the grade which made me wonder how they ever plant, cultivate and harvest their crops.  Surely any tractor would tumble down the hill if it attempted even an approach to these terraces. ... Continue Reading →

CARTAGO AND A LEGEND

Legend tells a tale of two brothers and the woman they loved in Cartago.  She chose and married one.  In anger the thwarted brother killed his sibling.  In remorse for his sin he built a cathedral for Cartago. A year later it was destroyed by an earthquake.  Numerous attempts have been made to rebuild, but... Continue Reading →

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