Thursday, December 20, 2018

What do you do all day? - Our Life in Costa Rica Yr #3

So just a few things before you watch the video. 

Firstly, this is sort of a long video. I wanted you to get the feel of the day.  So make sure you have the time before you watch it. 

Second, I made the video, to again point out, that living here, you can be as busy as you want to be, or not (for all of you worriers). It's all up to you. If you can't find something to do, then you aren't trying very hard!! LOL

Last Saturday -- the plan was to walk to our friend's house for breakfast - it would be our first time walking to their house as they live a distance away (that's pretty much all we had on the agenda). A couple of other friends were going to stop by in the afternoon to drop off some Vitamin C. 




I'd also like to reiterate, once again, how friendly the local people are! On our walk we met a neighbor -- he even joined in on a conversation with us when our Spanish is limited and the neighbor (whom we had never even met before) spoke no English!! You can still survive!  

At our friend's home we had a very nice breakfast of homemade crepes and since they are growing their own coffee we joined in on some coffee prep and learned more about what it takes to actually end up with a fine cup of coffee. They are both very knowledgeable. 

I am still getting used to coffee so mine has more milk in it 

If you are interested in a healthy lifestyle, Costa Rica is a great place to be. We have been fermenting our Kombucha but we've been a wee bit stuck, so we get a little instruction about scoby division. Kombucha is the beverage the ancient Chinese called the “Immortal Health Elixir?” It’s been around for more than 2,000 years and has a rich anecdotal history of health benefits like preventing and fighting cancer, arthritis, and other degenerative diseases. 

We also have 2 Brazilian Aloe Vera plants which have excellent medicinal value.  We've been told that we can now start making our own medicinal aloe mixture. It has been said that aloe plus honey may be a successful cure and preventative for cancer and other afflictions. You should do your own research but here is a link 



Finally, we ended up at our other friends house and got to see his amazing aloe plants - they are such beautiful plants and he has over 100 - all grown from just 5 small plants.

We had a yummy raw vegan dinner and of course some wine and good conversation.


2 of the 3 cooks

And... as it turns out Sat was the Festival de la Luz and we got to see the fireworks from their spectacular view.

photo source and more information Tico Times 


Grab a cup of coffee (or whatever you prefer)
and come along with us
as we share our Saturday with you! 

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