Monthly Archives: May 2015

Tucurrique

In the mountains of Cartago Province, Costa Rica, Tucurrique is a small town with an annual Pejibaye festival in October. Pejibaye is known as peach palms, and it looks like this: It is not sweet, and tastes somewhat like potatoes. People in Costa Rica often eat it with mayonaise, and it must be boiled first. …

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What to do when you don’t have kitchen counters, make them out of trash

Some, if not many, do it yourself projects originate out of necessity, and this project in particular is the product of a need for a functional albeit sparse kitchen counter. In Costa Rica, and many other parts of the world, people are often throwing away things that they feel are not useful to them any …

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Running With Bulls in Zapote, Costa Rica

So one day for Christmas I went with my father in law to be, and we jumped in a bullpen with a bunch of other lunatics. Here’s the proof in a short music video: After the video, you can click on some of the suggested videos to see other brave, albeit foolish, souls who got …

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Where Does Bullying Begin and End

Bullying has been a constant in schools for many years, and the competitive nature of people in such a setting may bring out the worst in otherwise good kids. Usually bullying can be traced to some other root cause like problems at home, personal insecurities, preconceived notions of normalcy or even peer pressure. That isn’t …

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Massaman Curry Caribeña

This curry, originally from Thailand, will incorporate both the original recipe with staple ingredients from Costa Rica like yucca, platanos, vástago de res and tamarind. The tamarind can be considered a shared ingredient; however, the flavor of tamarind differs slightly from the Asian variety to the one found in Costa Rica. The uses of the …

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Top 10 Reasons for Practicing Martial Arts

Martial Arts are certainly an excellent and positive way to encourage good behavior, discipline and health in children, but they aren’t just beneficial for kids alone. Balance The best way to gain physical balance is via a set of exercises that focuses your attention, and allows you to try to gain an equilibrium. Exercises such …

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Granada Nicaragua

The trip started with a long bus ride from San Jose to Granada, but the beautiful Cathedral of Granada, Hotel Colonial and Lake Nicaragua greeted us nicely once we got there. I have never seen an entire city that was built with the kind of architecture that you can find in Granada. I have seen …

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Okonomiyaki Costarricense

This dish coming to us from the prefecture of Hiroshima, Japan, is a tasty and adaptable Japanese take on pizza, and everybody loves pizza. Traditionally, Okonomiyaki is made from a flour that is combined with the Japanese mountain yam known as nagaimo. This yam along with flour and cabbage form the dough that makes up …

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All About Kindie Kung Fu

Published on Apr 3, 2015 Originally created by William Gentry for Kindergarten classes that he instructed in Taiwan, Kindie Kung Fu is a paperback, an ebook and a multimedia project which includes a video and an Indiegogo crowd funding campaign for bringing books and instruction to underprivileged schools and programs for disenfranchised children. Kindie Kung …

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