Olmec Chocolate

Chocolate has been around for a long time. The ancient Mesoamericans would drink it mixed with corn, vanilla, chili, and/or other flavors. We got a little taste of what it may have tasted like. Not bad. But the Spanish explorers thought they were drinking poop water. Something about the word for chocolate sounding like “caca”, whichContinue reading “Olmec Chocolate”

Working the flower beds

La Fortuna is a cute little town near the Arenal Volcano, north of San Jose, in Costa Rica. They have a great city square with a church, a view of the volcano, and beautiful flower beds. This man was out tending the beds on a particularly warm day. The photo is busy, but so is the park.Continue reading “Working the flower beds”