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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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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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High tide at Ballena National Marine Park

(To read El Gringo Feo’s Costa Rica Diary from the beginning, start here.) Monday, September 10 After a few phone calls back the the States yesterday, I decided to take a walk on the beach. I’ve been avoiding the beach on … Continue reading

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It’s tough to beat a day spent in a hammock

Friday, September 7 Since the nightly rains have swamped my sunset ascents to the shack, I’ve started going up in the morning. Took the machete with me yesterday to attack some weeds that were encroaching on the driveway. I arrived … Continue reading

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The mechanical cacophony of nature

(To read El Gringo Feo’s Costa Rica Diary from the beginning, start here.) Wednesday, September 5 Now I know what they call it a rain forest. I could see the day building toward a storm, and it delivered. I almost tried … Continue reading

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Walking on the tail of a whale

(To read El Gringo Feo’s Costa Rica Diary from the beginning, start here.) Wednesday, August 29 Wednesday dawned fresh and cool after the previous night’s downpour, so I decided to take advantage of the relatively clear skies to hike out to … Continue reading

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