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Slow and steady wins the race

(To read El Gringo Feo’s Costa Rica Diary from the beginning, start here.) Tuesday, September 25 Yesterday marked two weeks since i sprained my ankle and I’m happy to say I’m making progress. It’s nowhere near 100% but the swelling has … 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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Have I been hacked?

(To read El Gringo Feo’s Costa Rica Diary from the beginning, start here.) Tuesday, September 18 I sent a friend a link to this blog on Sunday. He responded within a few hours. “I tried the link but somehow got a … Continue reading

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My other woman in Costa Rica (don’t tell Sunny)

(To read El Gringo Feo’s Costa Rica Diary from the beginning, start here.) Monday, September 17 I had a little fling on Saturday with a girl named Misha. Total babe. She’s a rescue dog who belongs to Gian, a friend of … Continue reading

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¡Viva Costa Rica!

(To read El Gringo Feo’s Costa Rica Diary from the beginning, start here.) Saturday, September 15 Ticos are celebrating independence day today. It’s a remarkable story, one of the few instances where a revolution actually resulted in a stable, functioning democracy. … Continue reading

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Another day of literature and ice packs

(To read El Gringo Feo’s Costa Rica Diary from the beginning, start here.) Friday, September 14 I’m not going to lie. I’m already a bit stir crazy. I miss my walks on the beach. I even miss my death marches into … Continue reading

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The healing power of howlers and books

(To read El Gringo Feo’s Costa Rica Diary from the beginning, start here.) Wednesday, September 12 Well, it’s been 48 hours since I tore up my ankle, and I’m encouraged by the fact that it hasn’t gotten worse. I didn’t expect … Continue reading

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The mangled ankle and the miracle Tico

(To read El Gringo Feo’s Costa Rica Diary from the beginning, start here.) Tuesday, September 11 Low tide was at about 9 o’clock yesterday morning, so at 10 I set off for the Whale’s Tail. What a difference a day makes. … Continue reading

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