Archive for Mayra Taylor


The expression pura vida, literally meaning pure life, is the favorite of both Costa Rican and foreigners alike. It is used as a greeting, good bye, the equivalent of OK, or just a one size fits-all expression. Our group, fortunatelly, is in pura vida mood ninety nine percent of the time. Our daily routine starts […]

Our temporary home in Costa Rica

We are now pretty settled in the heart of Costa Rica.  The town is Carrillos de Poas, a village of about 5,ooo people nestled among the hills of the Central Valley.  Unlike most villages and towns in Mexico and other Latin American countries that are built around a plaza anchored by a colonial styled church, Carrillos consists […]