Monthly Archives: February 2016

Border crossings

“Imagine there’s no countries…” John Lennon sang those words from my heart. Why do we have countries? Specifically, why do we have borders between countries? Who are we protecting, and from whom? What are we demarcating? Those little pieces of … Continue reading

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Costa Rica

I am an ungrateful wretch. I am on vacation in Costa Rica, and counting the flaws of this country. Primarily, all the attractions are far away from each other. None of the paved roads go all the way to any place … Continue reading

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The other Grenada

I’ve written a few posts about Grenada (pronounced “Gre-nay-da”), the country in the Caribbean. This one is about Grenada (pronounced “Gre-nah-da”), the city in Nicaragua. (Both these places take their name from Grenada, Spain, so why, I wonder, is there … Continue reading

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Kite surfer’s wife

I’ve written before about how the wind in my face feels wonderful. Here’s when it starts to feel less than wonderful: when it is blowing several acres of gravelly sand straight at you with hurricane force. Or, as my husband … Continue reading

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Grenada – Underwater Sculpture Museum

A unique attraction to experience in Grenada is the underwater sculpture museum. This is in the open ocean close to St. George, and you have to take a boat, and get into the water with a snorkel mask to see … Continue reading

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Grenada – The Rest of the Beaches

Grenada has a rocky coastline, with sheer cliffs dipping down to the ocean in a lot of places. This coastline is relieved by about 40 delectable beaches. The best known of these is the Grande Anse beach, which I wrote … Continue reading

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Grenada – The Interior

Traffic in Grenada has its own etiquette. There is one major road that winds its way around the island, and there is a more or less constant flow of traffic on this road. Traffic in both directions smoothly navigates along … Continue reading

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