Cuba & Costa Rica Blog
About this blog
Written by Cuba and Costa Rica expert Christopher P. Baker, this blog will update readers on life in these two diverse and exciting countries.
- Last blog post on Costa Rica and Cuba
- First-ever group motorcycle tours of Cuba successful
- Cuba’s Mariel port readying for Panama Canal expansion
- Musings on wildlife encounters on Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula
- Cuba’s Steam Trains puffing their last gasp
- My top five thrilling activities in Costa Rica
- Cuba’s fun February festivals include Harleys, Books, Cigars
- Five top volcano viewing experiences in Costa Rica
- New road along Costa Rica / Nicaraguan border mired
- Cuba’s Hotel Campoamor at Cojímar to be restored?
- Cuban revolutionary Celia Sánchez honored in new book
- Christmas challenge for Costa Rica’s sexually abused girls
- Costa Rica opens Chinatown in downtown San José
- David Soul films Hemingway’s car restoration in Cuba
- National Geographic Expeditions receives license for Cuba tours
Costa Rica profiled in new TV travel show
It was the beginning of a professional relationship, and friendship, that continues to evolve.
In 2010, Andres and I traveled together for the first time, in Costa Rica, to initiate our first joint production. Initially intended as a LatinEyes segment, the show was long in coming, as LatinEyes wound down to be replaced by a new web-based show—Travel’NCulture with Chris Baker.
Our webpage is still in beta production. But the first segment of ‘Travel’NCulture Costa Rica with Chris Baker’ can now be seen on Vimeo.
Here are a few of the highlights of segment one. Join me as I…
• Socialize and wheel-and-deal with tourism industry movers and shakers at Expotur, Costa Rica’s annual travel trade show
• Get the scoop on what it’s like to be an expat living in Costa Rica when I interview John McKuen, owner of 7th Street Books and Zona Tropical Publishing.
• Explore Los Cusingos Bird Sanctuary, one of the premier birding sites in Costa Rica
• And finally get to see the Resplendent quetzal in the Savegre Valley at San Gerardo de Dota
When viewing the 30-minute show, please note that it contains three intervals that will eventually be used for advertising when the show airs on TV.
Enjoy!... and please share it with your friends.
Meanwhile, stay tuned for the second segment of Travel’NCulture Costa Rica with Chris Baker and for upcoming shows on Colombia, Cuba and more
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Disclosure: I occasionally accept free or discounted travel when it coincides with my editorial goals. However, my opinion is never for sale. The opinions you see in Cuba & Costa Rica Journal are my unbiased reflection of the good, the bad, and the ugly.
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