Category Archives: Bookworm Bob

Who’ll stop the rain?

(To read El Gringo Feo’s Costa Rica Diary from the beginning, start here.) Wednesday, October 17 It’s been raining nonstop for 36 hours here in Uvita. So I figure if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. As long as I remember … Continue reading

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That coatimundi munched my pineapples

(To read El Gringo Feo’s Costa Rica Diary from the beginning, start here.) Monday, October 15 When I returned from my trip to the States, I went over to the pineapple plants to harvest one since I knew they’d be really … Continue reading

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Back in Uvita

(To read El Gringo Feo’s Costa Rica Diary from the beginning, start here.) Sunday, October 14 I’m back in Uvita after several days in the States, and it really felt good to return here. I was dreading Friday, which was an … Continue reading

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Next stop, Iowa

(To read El Gringo Feo’s Costa Rica Diary from the beginning, start here.) Wednesday, October 10 I woke up in the United States this morning for the first time in two months. The trip thus far has been uneventful. I hired … Continue reading

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Drying out after the deluge

(To read El Gringo Feo’s Costa Rica Diary from the beginning, start here.) Saturday, October 6 After five days of pretty much nonstop rain, the skies cleared last night in a spectacular way. There have only been one or two nights … Continue reading

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How to be a monkey

(To read El Gringo Feo’s Costa Rica Diary from the beginning, start here.) Thursday, October 4 I wonder where the howlers go after they’ve spent a few days raising hell outside my window. Their calls grow progressively more distant over subsequent … Continue reading

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Contemplating Cortes

(To read El Gringo Feo’s Costa Rica Diary from the beginning, start here.) Thursday, September 27 As I hunker down to let my ankle heal and attempt to spit out The Book, there hasn’t been a lot to report. So updates … Continue reading

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A taste of Italy in the jungle

(To read El Gringo Feo’s Costa Rica Diary from the beginning, start here.) Sunday, September 23 I love it when a plan comes together. I went A Team last night here in the jungle, pulling together a Tico-infused version of one … Continue reading

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Trueno y relámpago

(To read El Gringo Feo’s Costa Rica Diary from the beginning, start here.) Saturday, September 22 Since I injured my ankle, I’ve let my Spanish studies slip. I get the occasional painful nag from Duolingo reminding me my progress is nonexistent. … Continue reading

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We make house calls

(To read El Gringo Feo’s Costa Rica Diary from the beginning, start here.) Thursday, September 20 After nine days, my ankle still was swollen, sore, and in some respects, more painful. I started to worry that maybe this was worse than … Continue reading

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