I was recently nominated by Tripbase and my favorite expat blogger from Spain, Tortuga Viajera, to take part in My 7 Links, which is a project in which expat / travel bloggers dig up 7 important posts from the past that deserve some extra lovin’…or hatin’
Fun project! I hope you enjoy my 7 posts below – at the very least check out #6 for a good laugh. (I also recently changed my link structures, so some of these oldies need some social media lovin’ to feel validated again, pobrecitos 🙂 )
1. My most beautiful post
Advantage of Living in a Rainforest: Effortless Gardens
Tourists avoid it like the plague, but I actually like the rainy season in Costa Rica. This post represents that ah-hah moment when I really embraced my new home and all the wonders it creates. Living in Costa Rica is like living in Candyland (does anyone remember that game?)
2. My most popular post
The Culture of Conservation in Costa Rica
I like writing about the cultural differences I encounter while living in Costa Rica. I think this goes back to my roots when I experimented with being an anthroplogist in college. I didn’t go that path because anthroplogists have to write extremely long-winded papers and books. I prefer writing for an ADD audience. 😉
3. My most controversial post
Common Misconceptions About Costa Rica
I received a ton of angry emails (still receive some!) from people who completely disagreed with me on this post. What do you think – do you agree or disagree?
4. My most helpful post
11 tips for driving in Costa Rica
A lot of people thought this driving advice was helpful for not only Costa Rica, but other developing nations. The feedback has inspired me to pay even more attention while driving and I have a sequel coming up to this post – I thought of at least 5 more tips.
5. A post whose success surprised me
Costa Rican bullfighting — best sport ever!
I like to dress up like a cowgirl and watch people get trampled by angry bulls. Apparently I’m not the only one.
6. A post I feel didn’t get the attention it deserved
Silly Pelulu paddles
Maybe clicking the play button on the video is too much to ask in today’s ADD hi-tech multitasking world? I know I’m guilty of skipping a vid here and there because I feel I don’t have the time. But this video is hilarious and it’s only 40 seconds! Do it! Push play! I dare you!
7. The post that I am most proud of
Reverse culture shock — I got zapped!
I think the struggle between cultures and my own identity were giving me writer’s block, I wasn’t able to come up with anything creative, but I wasn’t consciously aware of this. Then I made my trip to the States and this post shot out of me like parasitic diarhea. Since then, I’ve had a better grip on the direction of where my blog is going, and more importantly, where I’m going. 🙂
That sums up my 7, and with that I’m nominating 5 more amazing and inspiring travel bloggers (that I regularly follow) to keep the project going. Cheers!
Christine from Almost Fearless
Roy from Cruisesurfingz
Norbert from Globotreks
Dave from Go Backpacking
Jenny from Where is Jenny?
Thanks for nominating me! I’m looking to reading your 7 once I’ve posted my list 🙂
Nice post thank you! I like the design of your blog.
Thanks Tobias 🙂
This is so great. 🙂 I only discovered your blog over the last couple of months so read all your posts then but this makes me want to reread them.
Oh mah goodness, what a sweet thing to say Ceri. Thank you 🙂
Great 7 LInks post here….loved the bullfighting and the controversy!
Thanks!! On my way over to check yours out now!
I’ve just stumbled upon your blog recently, but I love it! Thanks for sharing your travels and your photos, I can’t wait to look at these 7 memorable posts. 🙂
LOVE your site! Looks amazing there where you living! 🙂
It is amazing here. Thanks!
Yes I liked the post about living in the rainforest aswell
Costa Rica Pura Vida! I love the country. Thanks and I like your site