HTand made adobe bricks, typical in this rural area for its high thermal mass that helps to moderate the living space temperatures Roof is constructed with hand made clay tiles on the roof, wood, straw.Read More
Does it blend in or stand out?
Traditional back-strap weaving
from colour making to the final piece..Read More
The extraordinary landscape of the terraced salt pools in Maras, that have been providing the valley with salt for years before the Inca period. Each pool is a polygon shaped approx 4m2 x 30cm deep and is managed by a local family or community member. About 30 days are needed for the water…Read More
Inca walls in Cusco: architecture of contrasts
Two architectural styles coexist in Cusco, once the capital of the Inca Empire. The Spanish conquest in the 16th century, churches and manor houses were built over the inca city. The Inca walls are built with locally available materials, granite or limestone. The large stones have being cut along their natural fracture lines and…Read More
A city that deserves much more than the time I had available to spend there.. I only briefly saw 3 main areas (probably the most touristic ones), and was already taken by its resemblance to some parts of Athens, Greece in terms of climate, outdoor culture, warmth of people, and architecture.Read More
A taste of design
we found this hostel / cafe in Playa Chiquita particularly nice due to its choice of local materials, simple construction that could be exemplar in the area.. General thoughts about Puerto Viejo: Creole cuisine, costa rican coffee! reggae music, exotic plants, jungle, chilled out locals, bicycles, surfing, hummingbirds, monkeys, tropical rain and heat are a…Read More
Puerto Viejo de Limon
A very scenic landscape of the rainforest on the way to Puerto Viejo in Limon region. Endless banana plantations followed by so many banana container zones and few kilometres later, cargo ships in the Caribbean sea to transport them to places.. Puerto Viejo has this relaxed atmosphere, the village lives on a slow pace here.…Read More
Public Spaces of San Jose
inviting outdoor public spaces can be found in a couple of places in the city centre. What stood up for us was the bench designs in a couple of places as well as the water fountains that were so popular amongst the kids on that warm day. The latter has been seen in European cities…Read More
Made us being stuck here..Read More
Universidad de Costa Rica – San Jose
University Campus in a jungle setting. Closed for a few days unfortunately due to hurricane Otto.Read More
San Jose – A constant feeling of fear.. why?
Don’t walk alone, never talk to strangers on the streets, don’t be a target for robbers, do not carry a backpack, never walk on the quiet streets when it gets dark.. But it is like this nearly everywhere, right? It seems over-exaggerated here but why? Unfortunately there is no travel guide presenting the uniqueness of the…Read More
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