15 April 2012
26 March 2012
The road to Grano de Oro from Turrialba is one of the more beautiful rides I’ve been on in Central America. If Costa Rica is about rivers and mountains, along with beaches, the rivers and mountains notion cannot be better found. The Pacauare River crossing, even with the new bridge, always seems to put a tinge of adventure in the air. Looking forward to going back! A few photos taken from the van window:
31 August 2011
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The air is pregnant with humidity. A Cabecar woman stands before me, head down, likely suspicious of why we are here. A pile of organically-grown green bananas lays at her feet. She tells us that she gets US $0.10 per kilo (2.2 lbs) of bananas when she sells them to middleman, her only current option, that comes on Mondays to the rise in the dirt road that sits a ten minute walk from where we parked.
We learn that her bananas go to Gerber, and are processed into organic baby food.
Her machete rests in the ground next to the bananas that she has cut from the trees on her farm. Mosquitoes bite me and her. We swat them away.