Birds of Costa Rica

B&B owner: “Are you guys big bird watchers?” Jenny: “I mean, if they’re there, we’ll look at them” B&B owner: “That’s good. Birders are a weird bunch.” Bird watchers flock from around the world to catch a glimpse of the aerial wildlife in Costa Rica. While Jenny and I aren’t exactly avid about avians, it’s … More Birds of Costa Rica

Understanding Mexico

Note: This entry was written on April 3 and published with a backdate. I’m writing this blog entry from the back of a bus, staring out the window at Mexico, on a 4.5 hour ride from the city of Guanajuato to Mexico City. The bus is a first class bus, with hardwood floors, individual TVs, … More Understanding Mexico

All About them Aztecs

Last post we talked about the Mayans, but what about the other famous civilization from Mexico? Well, grab a glass of fermented agave nectar and crank up Neil Young’s ballad of Cortez the Killer because we’re talking about the Aztecs. Ancient Aztecs were a group of super tough warriors that arrived in central Mexico at about … More All About them Aztecs