Today is a day of beautiful birds. We up and leave the secluded paradise that is Tortuguero, and head to Saraquipi National park in the interior of Costa Rica. We will be staying with a local family, at their bed and breakfast - a garden Posada (Posada Andrea Cristina). The man running the locale is eccentric, kind, knowledgeable, and very humble - his name is Alex. Breakfast is in the midst of the garden where Alex looks after us and the birds. He brings us fresh baked bread, eggs, great coffee, and of course a myriad of fresh fruit. I lazily sit and watch as he attaches some ripe bananas to an old gnarled tree and then am fascinated over the next couple of hours as gorgeous tropical birds of every color come down to feed. There are small jewel toned humming birds, and also toucans that look as though they have flown out of the National Geographic magazines of my childhood. And I think to myself "what a wonderful world."
Hello! My name is Tahira Karim. I was born and raised on the Canadian prairies have been leaving and returning ever since. I absolutely love to travel. I am an observer of life and culture, and I have a passion for history and food. I am a visual artist who specializes in painting and drawing. And this blog is a jumble of my writing and thoughts on travel, culture, and food, with a bunch of personal stories thrown into the mix. Enjoy!