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CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY THROUGH VISUAL JOURNALISM

How Safe is Costa Rica?

 Interview with Harry Bodaan, Part III  According to the New Economics Foundation (NEF), which produces the Happy Planet Index – a study of 151 countries that measures happiness, life expectancy and environmental sustainability – Costa Rica ranks no. 1 again … Continue reading

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Cabo Blanco Turns 49

            Nestled far from the beaten path at the southernmost tip of the Nicoya Peninsula where dirt roads are highways lies Cabo Blanco Absolute Nature Reserve –  Costa Rica’s oldest protected wilderness area. To honor the … Continue reading

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Opinions: Jungle Culture in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

It’s “todo bien” this, and “como no” that, always  followed by “Pura Vida!” Everyone knows each other – lots of hugs and other forms of warm greetings. But after all the chillin’ it’s all about business here, with tourism being … Continue reading

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Interview: Harry Bodaan on Local Politics and Culture in Quepos Costa Rica

Harry Bodaan, owner of La Mansion Inn and President of the Chamber of Commerce Industry and Tourism for the Canton of Aguirre, shares stories of his life experiences that brought him from Holland to Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, and the … Continue reading

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Opinions – Impressions of Costa Rica

       Quepos and the Road Home  It was  deserted, dark, and pouring down rain when the minibus arrived in the  seaside pueblo of Quepos, even though the Footprint guidebook stated that it “pulsates with crowds and accommodations are … Continue reading

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In Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, an Unusual Blend of Philanthropy and Luxury Raises the Bar in Paradise

 (this article is part I of III in a series on La Mansion Inn, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, and its owner Harry Bodaan) Situated atop the rainforest canopy with a 360 degree view of the Pacific ocean, the five star … Continue reading

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John Nava Interview for VENTANA MAGAZINE

Art in Transition John Nava on the evolution of art and the place of realism in a digital world. By Sally Rice This fall some of the most influential minds in the art world will converge on Ventura to explore … Continue reading

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