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Snippet of Life: Costa Rica Part One

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Gorgeous CR beaches on the Nicoya peninsula
Delicious soft caramel ice cream in the shape of a 0 (“Cero” Spanish for zero)
They make a mojito with an alcohol called Guaro and it’s really good.. I was sad when my was gone!
Coconuts everywhere!
The town of Montezuma
Looking for monkeys
Best home-cooked meal… black beans, rice, fish and fresh fruit
share video and more pictures of these little guys later. They are not afraid to come close to you, a little too close for my comfort!

Photo Credit: My very talented husband, Zan Passante

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4 responses to Snippet of Life: Costa Rica Part One

  1. August 12, 2011

    eden your pictures are gorgeous! glad you and zan are having such a great time! i can’t wait to see the crazy monkey video 😉 keep having lots of fun!!!

  2. August 15, 2011

    aw how fun! It looks like you two are having the BEST time! Matthew and I need to go with you next time! Stay safe and drink lots more Guaros 🙂

  3. August 19, 2011

    Oh how beautiful! You and the scenery! Loving those super cute dresses!

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