Costa Rica

The good life in Costa Rica’s blue zone

 

This time last year my boyfriend and I were sitting on a beach in Costa Rica. It was just coming to the end of the rainy season and subsequently there were still relatively few tourists around. Those that were there were surfers, typically North Americans or Europeans, who had rented a room for six months to take advantage of the cheap long-term ‘green season’ rates, the epic waves and the empty beaches.We were also coming to the end ofour ownsix-month trip, during which I’d beenworking as a freelance travel writer in Ecuador and Guatemala. AndSanta Teresa, on the Nicoya peninsular, was the perfect place to stop, re-groupand take it all in.

Victory again for girl-political-power in Latin America

 

Costa Rica has sworn in its new president, Laura Chinchilla, in front of leaders from Mexico, Ecuador, Colombia and Georgia. Unfortunately, this triumph for parity in politics will taste bitter sweet for campaigners forabortion and gay rights in the central American country.

news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8670459.stm

Did you know: there are currently12 women presidents/prime ministers in office around the world!

www.filibustercartoons.com/charts_rest_female-leaders.php