There is no doubt that soccer is the number one sport, hobby and pastime, in Costa Rica. It plays an important role in Costa Rican culture and if you want to get acculturated to Costa Rica you better play soccer, enjoy watching it, or at least know how to talk about it. Luckily, I had [...]
Tag Archives | Sustainability
With a huge shift towards being “green,” here’s a look at what Eco Lodges are about, why they are a superior type of lodging, and how Costa Rica has made eco lodges part of their tourist attraction. What is an Eco Lodge Eco Lodges are accommodations that incorporate sustainability into their everyday operations; essentially, they [...]
Patanjali, known as the father of yoga, proposed a “code of conduct” to name it some way, for those in the pursuit of spiritual growth. This system is known as the Eight Limbs of Ashtanga Yoga, and the first two limbs are called: the Yamas and Niyamas. Basically, they are guidelines that outline a way [...]
Last year, a documentary called The Cove came out, and it highlighted the dolphin slaughter that takes place annually in Taiji, Japan. This important film was able to bring attention to the horrendous practice that occurs not just in Japan, but also countries such as Denmark, the Solomon Islands, Taiwan, and Peru.
In Western culture, independence is a highly regarded quality. From an early age we are encouraged to learn on our own, and strive for personal achievement and self-sufficiency. This is a prime difference between “Western” societies and others. However, we must remember that units — be they familial, communal, societal, national, or even global – [...]
Approximately three years ago the KETO Foundation, an organization with a focus on the study of biology, management and conservation of marine and coastal resources, started biological monitoring and impact studies in the South Pacific of Costa Rica. Following the results of their field observations and scientific investigations they decided to develop many projects, one [...]