Costa Rica : SAN JOSE

2 February 2014

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Everything must come to an end! For the last chapter of my Costa Rica travel diary, I’m going to tell you more about San Jose, the capital of the country. The city isn’t highly touristic, but it’s a inevitable transfer point between different destinations.

That’s where we landed, where we spent a night in the middle of our trip to take a flight to Corcovado, and where we spent our last two nights before heading back to cold New York.

I have mixed feelings about San Jose. On the one side


Costa Rica : CORCOVADO

31 January 2014

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Corcovado… It’s hard to wake up from such a dream!

After discovering the Caribbean coast in Puerto Viejo, we decided to end this journey in Costa Rica by visiting another National Park, but on the other side of this beautiful country, on the Pacific coast.

We had had to take a bus for several hours among the banana plantations then a boat in the Rainforest to finally reach our first destination, Tortuguero. As for the Pacuara Lodge, it was a really wild trip in ferocious rapids. So we thought we knew everything about inaccessible, heavenly, pure, preserved … READ MORE


30 January 2014

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After our two first stop-offs in the rainforest jungle in Tortuguero and the Pacuare Lodge, we travelled to the Caribbean coast and spent two nights in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, a lovely colorful village full of Jamaican influences near the National Park of Cahuita. The surrounding beaches are famous for being the most beautiful ones on the coast, and the surfers particularly like the Puerto Viejo waves, known as the “salsa brava”, the biggest waves in Costa Rica. More than twenty different nationalities have settled there, and you can feel this very cosmopolitan and relaxed atmosphere when walking in … READ MORE

Costa Rica : RIO PACUARE

29 January 2014

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Fifty shades of Green – part 2!

After our first stay in Tortuguero, we headed to the destination I was the most eager to discover : the Pacuare Lodge, a haven of peace completely lost in the jungle by the Pacuare river. This place is considered by National Geographic as being one of the most beautiful eco-lodges in the world.

Yesterday we talked about photo equipment, today we’ll focus on eco-tourism and sustainable hotel management, an issue you obviously have to care about when you visit that kind of place.

One of this lodge specificity is that it’s really difficult … READ MORE


28 January 2014

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Hola! I’m back! Did you miss me?
I came back from Costa Rica on Sunday night, and I’m going to extend my honeymoon a little bit by publishing each day this week a photo story of our journey in this incredible Central American country. Each step will give me the opportunity to talk to you about a specific topic and point out a particular aspect of the journey, whether it’s cultural, personal or technical. We’ll start today with the complex issue of photographic equipment needed in this kind of place.

After landing in San Jose (five-hour flight from New York) … READ MORE