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  • The Pura Vida Life (11/4/2019) by John-Michael - After two months living in the mountains of Cartago, Costa Rica, at an elevation of 1,200 meters (4,000 feet), we changed scenery for the hills west of San Jose with a magnificent view of two volcanos from our backyard. We chose the new rental house for its location offering us a relatively short drive into Read More
  • Bungle in the Jungle (9/17/2019) by John-Michael - Before we knew it, we were hauling ¡Pura Vida! out of the water and it was time to leave Panama. Hauling out is never an easy or relaxing process, as you see your home and all its contents unceremoniously lifted from the sea and set to rest, unnaturally, on dirt. They call it “being on Read More
  • Fleeing Zeus’ Wrath (6/29/2019) by John-Michael - We had spent five months of absolute bliss exploring the islands of the Guna Yala (San Blas), but it was time to move on. We were ready to leave for a couple of reasons. The main one was that we had exactly one month before our scheduled haulout of ¡Pura Vida! in early July and Read More
  • Guna Yala – The Cruising Life (5/14/2019) by John-Michael - There is no way to write a single blog about the Guna Yala land and waters, and the Guna people, and do them justice. So we will break this up into three parts. This is the third part: the sea and the cruising life. The remoteness and simple lifestyle in the Guna Yala make it Read More