Posts tagged with "CENTRALAMERICA"



25. February 2017
20. February 2017
Today's video has no words! It a easy stroll with background music through Costa Rica. Enjoy...
10. February 2017
22. November 2016
Since November 12th a significant weather pattern was detected in the Caribbean sea. As of now this weather pattern has been dubbed Tropical Storm Otto and it is forecast to hit Nicaragua and Costa Rica. There are alerts that it may turn into a hurricane later throughout the day. Alerts in various town where the trajectory is plotted have gone from yellow to red. The Red Cross along with the local police have begun to evacuate residents. It is advised to remain indoors and not travel. Specially...
15. September 2016
September 15th, 1821 is Costa Rica's Independence Day and celebrates independence of all Central America from Spanish Crown rule. The declaration of independence was written October 29th, 1821 and reached the people of the nation only a month later. After the independence, the first constitution was soon adopted. This led to the celebration of the first elections in 1821. Independence Day is declared an official national holiday. The first elected Chief of State was Juan Mora Fernandez (1824 to...
25. July 2016
During the Conquest period, many of the Chorotegas were sold into slaver or died from disease brought by the Europeans. Afterwards labor workers were need and the African slaves were brought in. Due to this many of the Chorotegas remaining have lost much of their cultural traditions. Slavery wasn't favorably looked upon and practiced by few, mainly the wealthy. It was an oddity to have slaves. Little was seen also because not much gold was found in Costa Rica and the terrain was also very...
20. July 2016
As civil war raged throughout Central America, mainly due to those in the effort to reassemble it in the form of non democratic rule under filibuster William Walker, Costa Rica became a safe have and shined with promise of civil rest and sanity. William Walker was an American filibuster who usurped the power in Nicaragua and was spreading in an attempt to control the Central American region being defeated by Central American forces. He was driven from Costa Rica in the Battle of Santa Rosa...
10. July 2016
Guanacaste was home to various tribes. The predominant tribe were the Chorotega that were part of the Mesoamerican tribes and were pushed towards the north western part of Costa Rica by other larger tribes such as the Mayans who were believed to have pushed tribes south due to territorial conflicts. By the time the Spanish Conquistadors had arrived the Chorotega were some of the most advanced tribes in the area with a steady society and economical sustainability. The Chorotega, as the Mayans...
05. July 2016
The word Guanacaste means ear pod tree which is found abundantly throughout the province. It also used to be the name of the capital city which was renamed in 1854 to Liberia. Guanacaste is a province with plenty of history and lost culture. Much of this due to the Spanish conquest. Back in those days prior to the conquistadores, Guancaste was Chorotega territory the chieftains were known as Caciques. The center of their culture was the Kingdom of Nicoya. The chieftains would gift each other...
15. March 2016
One of the nice things about Costa Rica, is that if you are in an area where it rains too much, you can be in a dry area in a matter of a couple hours. A perfect example of this is the province of Guanacaste which is a tropical dry forest. This means that during the dry season it's even dryer. So during the rainy season, you'll have a rain shower every 2 weeks that will be enough to turn everything green. In the wet, humid and mountane forests, rain will be much more present. It may rain for a...