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Along the Banks of the Guadiana River

The Guadiana River defines the border between Portugal and Spain for much of its roughly 830 km course. Its source is in Spain and initially separates Extramadura (Spain) from Alentejo (Portugal) and nearer its mouth, Andalucia and the Algarve. Sailors … Continue reading

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Paradise in Portugal – A Perfect Retreat

If you are in looking for a break from the tourists, beaches and busy towns of the Algarve, Paradise in Portugal makes a wonderful retreat. Quinta do Barranco da Estrada is located on the shores of the Santa Clara Reservoir … Continue reading

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The Amazon Basin Part 1: Planning and the Journey

The Amazon rainforest is the world’s largest by far, and the Amazon Basin covers over 6.9 million square kilometers and forms parts of eight countries including Ecuador. In addition to its critical role in the generation of water and carbon storage it … Continue reading

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Parting Thoughts – Three Months in Costa Rica

It is hard to believe that we have come to the end of the first leg of our adventure. We have a much better tan, have lost a few pounds, shed a lot of emotional baggage and have accumulated innumerable fond memories from … Continue reading

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Our Home in the Clouds – Monteverde Part II

After some searching online we decided that Casa Batsu looked like an ideal choice for our 5 night getaway in Monteverde. We certainly chose wisely as not only was this Bed & Breakfast cozy and charming, but the couple who runs it welcomed … Continue reading

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