Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica Week 2

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32 thoughts on “Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica Week 2

  1. Shalyn

    Love the pics…wow and those dishes looks amazing – nothing quite like fresh fruit. Thanks so very much for this blog..you inspire and motivate our entire office.

  2. Melissa E

    You look lovely, as does the side of your friend. The food looks yummy. I just want to know where you sign up for a friendship/adventure like this. *readies her pen*

  3. Maryellen Loiacono

    gorgeous pictures!!!!!!!!!!! Where are the DOORS on that house, I am freaking out back here in Medfield.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Tara

    Wow. I am beyond jealous of your adventure. My biggest regret in life so far was not taking time away from friends, boyfriends & family and traveling. I was seriously sitting here contemplating how I could get out of my job, husband, puppy & mortgage just for a month…. even though I love them….and do something like this!!! Enjoy every minute. Loving the posts!
    Ps: how do U make that yummy pineapple slaw salad U had mentioned?

  5. johnny

    You are beutiful!!! The cabin, food, drinks, ocean, sand they all add to the brightness in your face! It’s funny but this all started for me when I wanted to loose some weight (down 14 lbs now!) but you make it VERY plane that it is really all about how you feel smiling! You have got to feel good inside to have a smile like that!! :)

  6. EG

    I cannot be fooled – we’ve seen that exact photo of a salad before! I know because I Pinned it!

    Looks like you’re having a great time – hope writing is going well.

  7. Megan

    This looks amazing. I must say you are truly an inspiration in more than one way! One, obviously the weight loss. I have always been a chubby girl myself and I feel as if I can’t have that nice body because I am meant to be that “chubby girl”. However looking at these photographs and reading about your journey gives me motivation that I can do it too. Two, you are pursuing your dream and that is something that takes a lot of work to do as well. You go girl!

    Thank you for being you and sharing your wonderful journey. I am excited to see the final products of these books you are writing.

  8. Lisa

    I’m green. Thanks for sharing. Jimmy Buffet’s Margarita ville just came on the radio. I froze my butt off walking this morning. I hope you have a wonderful adventure.

  9. Mindy

    1) Beautiful place to be!
    2) Your camera takes amazing photos.
    3) I want that red bikini.
    4) But only if I can look that great in it.
    5) With that fun pink drink in my hand!

    Have a great weekend!

  10. Rose

    I was there back in 2004 and loved it. Had lobster fresh straight out of the ocean. The only thing I couldn’t get used to was the humidity… it was terrible!

    Did you also visit Cahuita National Park? It was gorgeous.

  11. Emily

    Hi!! Your trip looks awesome! And the food looks ridiculously delicious! Don’t know if you have ever tried this, but I saw guacamole, then I started thinking about avocados (which lead to what I was starting to tell you at the beginning of this run on), but anyway I found a recipe for baked tomatoes. You basically get some roma tomotoes slice them in half and then gut them and then stuff them with whatever. I tried this with just sprinkling the insides of the tomatoes with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Then crammed chunks of avocado in them and topped them with a slice of harvati cheese. Bake at 325 for 15, then broil for like 4 minutes until the cheese starts turning a slight goldeny color. Best flavor combo EVER. I can’t even describe what is going on in those little pieces of deliciousness, but it’s amazing.

    Not the reason why I came here to comment on your blog today, but I had to share. The reason I came is because I read one of your entries where you mentioned reading, “The Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle. At least I think it was here. If not I will thank you anyway because I have already invested too much time to turn back now. At any rate, I started reading it and it is an amazing book. It’s hard to wrap your head around the idea at first, but I’ve noticed decisions are a lot easier to make when you think in terms of now, and not perpetually doing things for a future goal. Most especially with working out and dieting, or well not dieting because I am over that word – but eating healthy, and making good choices for yourself. I was stuck in a rut, much like you mentioned about how, “one day”, I’ll lose this weight, and then all will be right with life. But you can’t maintain motivation if all your choices are based on this imaginary image of perfection that you will one day attain, because no one is perfect. So that never comes for ANY OF US.

    Yeah – I’m babbling a bit… But I wanted to thank you for the recommend. Haven’t finished it yet, but half way through, and I am really enjoying it thus far. I love writing that really makes you think out of the box.

    Happy travels!!


  12. Kristen

    If you have a chance, you absolutely have to eat at Bread and Chocolate while in Puerto Viejo! It’s delicious, and definitely one of my favorite restaurants in all of Costa Rica.

  13. Dara

    My friend told me about your website a few short weeks a go. I methodically read all the postings shared on the tabs, on the left of your blog. Then, I read all your blog entries, starting from newest to oldest.

    Thank you! Your words were what I needed to read to help me reshape my mind about food.

    Before I knew you had a book deal, I told my friend that you needed to write one. I’m just so happy you’re writing books. Your voice and experience is meant to be heard and shared with the masses.

    Peace & Love~

  14. JPR

    Lovely pictures! I am fairly sure that I recognize the hotel and the pictures of the beach make me almost positive. My wife and I had one of our favorite meals at a hotel just south of there. Wish we were there!


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