Tag: food


First Week in Penang, Malaysia Malaysia / Penang

Well, we’re here! We’ve been enjoying Penang, Malaysia for about a week now, and while we’ve mostly spent the time getting settled, cleaning and organizing the house, and trying some delicious food, it’s been a great adventure and in this post I’ll share my first impressions and some pictures. First of all, it’s a lot hotter and more humid here than I expected. It reminds...

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River cruise Costa Rica

Last week we enjoyed a fun visit from my wife’s parents who came down for nine days. This is the third time we’ve had family visit since we’ve lived in Costa Rica, and while we really like having visitors, we’ve gotten kind of tired of showing the same sites over and over again, especially when they’re expensive tourist spots. Yes, La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Monteverde...

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11 Thought-Provoking Books I Read in 2010 Personal / Spirituality

Last year, I wrote a post about 11 Influential Books I Read in 2009. I’d like to do the same for 2010, but this time, I’m sharing some of the most thought-provoking books I’ve read recently. This has been a big year of change for me, and many of these books explore debunking commonly held beliefs and opening your mind to new ways of thinking....

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The family at a waterfall Costa Rica

The past week, we’ve been privileged to enjoy our first visit from family since we moved to Costa Rica 6 months ago. My dad, step-mom, two brothers and a sister came and stayed with us for 6 days. It was great to see them again and to spend time together seeing this beautiful country – not to mention the many hours we spent playing foosball!...

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Things I Miss Living in Costa Rica Costa Rica

Living in Costa Rica is a wonderful experience. There is so much that I like, from the perfect weather and green surroundings, to the friendly people and the chance to learn a new language. But after being here for almost 5 months, there are a few things I find that I miss from the United States. Nothing big enough to make me want to move...

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Life Lessons I’ve Learned in 30 Years of Living Personal

This month marks my 30th birthday! Being a milestone (decade) year, I thought I would take the chance to reflect a bit on what I’ve learned so far in my life. In many ways, I still feel like a baby when I compare my current wisdom and knowledge to the seemingly infinite amount that is possible to obtain. Nonetheless, here are some things I’ve picked...

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