Brandon Dane Travel Articles

 
Restaurants: Pig in the Ground and the Beer on Ice
From the beach to Jaco to San Jose, both Tico- and Gringo-style fare, and a
breakdown of the best beer prices, here's where to grub out.
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On the Occasion of My Third Deportation from Costa Rica (2 of 2)
Or… Scrapin’ My Shank Across The Floor Just In Case The War Breaks Off March 2002 The Last Qualifying Statement on Costa Rica Day 4 More of the same. We ate the same food, three meals a day. All of the food consisted of heavy starches and fats with no citrus or fiber. Don’t even […]
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On the Occasion of My Third Deportation from Costa Rica (1 of 2)
Will the third time be the charm? Twelve days will tell, and it will be the
truth ? but maybe not quite the whole truth.
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Terrorism & Costa Rica
This IS a travel story, I promise. My roommate’s boyfriend called my house and said, in Spanish, “Have you seen the news? Put it on CNN!” So, I did. What I saw disturbed me beyond belief. The Twin Towers were destroyed. I was snuggled in my house drinking a Pilsen in Costa Rica. After the […]
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Touch the Wire (Part One) – Costa Rica
After 2 years of highs and lows Brandon Dane's han
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Touch the Wire (Part Two) – San Jose, Costa Rica
After 2 years of highs and lows Brandon Dane's han
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More Observations from a Costa Rican Insider
Qualifying Statement #10 This is a tirade. Also, it is a correction to any mis-statements in any previous articles written by me. Please refer to Observations from a Costa Rican Insider. 1) You know what really chaps my little, brown, Mexican-American bottom? Turistas (Tourists). You know, I used to be a friendly, outgoing, helluva nice […]
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Finger On The Trigger – Costa Rica
It was a cool morning in April 2000 in San Jose, C
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A Twisted View
A lot of times I sit and look out the window of my apartment and I think: "Whew! It’s been a long road. Where are we headed next?" Finding myself in the suburbs of San Jose, Costa Rica doesn’t surprise me at all. Not one bit. I always knew that it would be this way, […]
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The Jungle – San Jose, Costa Rica
Qualifying Statement #8 This article is dedicated to Joy Rothke, my harshest critic. Well, I came sliding back into San Jose, Costa Rica, last Saturday afternoon. Four months in The States was all that I could stand, even with the fact that I was trading options – my favorite thing in the whole world besides […]
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