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A Day In The Life of A Sloth

A Day In The Life of A Sloth

“They come down once a week to poop!” grins our guide when I enquire as to the movements of the algae-covered furball that droops motionless between the branches in the treetop above. No study has been able to determine exactly why the three-toed sloth of Costa Rica persists in this ritual, as they are incredibly … Continue reading

Peachy Beachy-ness

Peachy Beachy-ness

As far as I’m concerned, beaches are and always have been, the perfect backdrop for holidays. Where else can you lounge around all day snoozing and soaking up sunshine and come away feeling like you’ve chalked up some seriously virtuous hours in the outdoors? True, tanning oneself to toast is no longer the testament to … Continue reading

A Walk on the Wild Side

A Walk on the Wild Side

I have been staying on an island for the past few days. Peaceful and idyllic, you may think. The perfect place for tranquil reflection and relaxation. Not a chance. Because Ometepe is an island with a difference. Several, in fact…. Not content with regular tropical island status, Isla Ometepe holds a number of admirable accolades. … Continue reading