Family Sabbatical: Volunteering with kids in Costa Rica (Reserva Playa Tortuga)

a washed-up shoe, a Croc, aloft. We were joining the monthly beach clean on Playa Tortuga in the southern Pacific region of Costa Rica. The beach sits between two river estuaries, perfect crocodile conditions. A part of me was relieved he’d merely picked up a discarded, plastic shoe; but there was a small part of me that was disappointed not to see one of these majestic reptiles. This is what volunteering with kids in Costa Rica looks like.

Family Sabbatical: discovering Uvita with kids

We spent the first week or so of our family sabbatical discovering some of the best things to do in Uvita with kids. Uvita sits on Costa Rica’s Costa Ballena (whale coast). It is known for the spit of land jutting out from the beach which looks like a whale’s tail, as well as forContinue reading “Family Sabbatical: discovering Uvita with kids”

Coronavirus Pandemic: Life in Latin America

In Spring 2020 the world shrank as a new coronavirus, Covid-19, made its insidious march across the world. Flights were grounded and borders shut down. In England, from Monday 23 March when our lockdown began, our horizons only stretched as far as where we could walk, run or cycle during our daily exercise. Global neighboursContinue reading “Coronavirus Pandemic: Life in Latin America”