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Posts tagged "Costa Rica"

How not to learn to surf

My 15th weekly challenge (yeesh where has the time gone) involved spending some time flailing around in the pacific ocean waves at Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, trying to learn how to surf. The reasons I chose surfing as a Weekly Challenge are obvious – it’s cool and exhilarating with a dash of danger, pretty much...

How many times did you step outside your comfort zone today?

How many times did you step outside your comfort zone today? The longer I continue with a 40 litre pack strapped to my sweaty back, the more merits I see to this traveling lifestyle, particularly when it comes to living in flux, because pretty much every day I find myself thrust outside my comfort zone....

Weekly Challenge #13: listen

Since arriving in Costa Rica a couple of weeks ago I’ve been struck by the rich array of sounds that greet your ears at all times of day and night. Dawn chorus is more like a dawn disco for the wildlife, locals start noisily at daybreak, and the weather can be thunderously loud. This week,...
Turtle conservation in Costa Rica: escapism at its best

Turtle conservation in Costa Rica: escapism at its best

Turtle conservation in Costa Rica. Yes, I have saved leatherback turtles. Now this is the kind of week I had in mind when My Year In Flux began and I took the decision to undertake a new challenge every seven days, journeying to a remote, electricity-free (sounds as good as fat-free, doesn’t it?!) corner of...

Weekly Challenge #12: Volunteer for a good cause

This week I’m heading to a remote corner of Costa Rica for a week of turtle conservation as a volunteer. I’ve been in Costa Rica for nearly a week and I’m loving it. As promised in Weekly Challenge #11, moving to a new country definitely helps to get you outside your comfort zone. When I...

Weekly Challenge #11: experience a new culture

Today, I’m shipping out to Costa Rica for a month – it’s a country I’ve never been to before, with a language I can’t speak (though I’ve started learning) and a culture I know little/nothing about. Perfect for someone who has quickly become too comfortable for his own good…