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Surviving Costa Rica – Boys Go to Mexico City

Surviving Costa Rica – Boys Go to Mexico City

Surviving Costa Rica – Boys Go to Mexico City: My friend Michael (crusty old surfer) Mazzoni and I had been planning a trip to visit the Mexican pyramids for quite a whi

Locos Dos –  A Trip to Germany, Gays vs. Trains

Locos Dos – A Trip to Germany, Gays vs. Trains

My wife, Susan — sometimes but very rarely referred to as Mrs. Jesse Bishop Gay III — and I recently visited Germany. It was a whirlwind 16-day tour of Munich, Baden-Baden

Locos Dos: Surviving CR – DRUGS!

Locos Dos: Surviving CR – DRUGS!

My band at the time, Sackweed, pulled into Austin, Texas, on Jan. 10, 1974, to a beautiful spring-like day that boded well for the future. The previous night, we had left behi

Surviving Costa Rica – Presidents I Have Known

Surviving Costa Rica – Presidents I Have Known

My first recollection of a U.S. president is from around 1955. On a black and white TV screen we watched then-President Dwight Eisenhower — until recently, the only “non-p

Surviving CR – A Blast from the Past

Surviving CR – A Blast from the Past

Greetings, folks of the future! Time travel has always been a favorite sci-fi subject of mine, so I’ve decided to take advantage of the fact that my Howler submission deadli

Tico Time Zone – Bus Stop of Life

Tico Time Zone – Bus Stop of Life

This month’s subject was going to be a few bus tales about all my adventures traveling back and forth from San José. I was still pondering the best ones, only to get lucky

Surviving Costa Rica – Eating

Surviving Costa Rica – Eating

“Extremely trendy” translates to cuisine not normally available back in Ohio or Saskatchewan. (more…)

Surviving Costa Rica – Dogs (and Cats) I Have Known

Surviving Costa Rica – Dogs (and Cats) I Have Known

Surviving CR – Six Things to Do in Tamarindo You Won’t Find in Your Guidebook

Surviving CR – Six Things to Do in Tamarindo You Won’t Find in Your Guidebook

Surviving Costa Rica – My First Inspection Adventure

Surviving Costa Rica – My First Inspection Adventure

It used to be that if you owned a car in Costa Rica, all you had to do to get your yearly marchamo (registration) was to have an emissions test, (eco marchamo), where a tube c

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