Rare photo op at Tierra de Sueños

We spotted a rare Costa Rican tree frog in the door way to our bedroom the other day. While sleeping it tightens it’s body into a thin sliver so that you can barely see the lines of it’s limbs, eyes, or feet. With a little poke it awakens and red eyes...

Dark and Stormy

We just survived our first tropical storm…. barely! The storm was in fact the worst anybody can remember. The amount of rain that fell out of the sky over the period of 9 days was more than fell in 6 weeks of rain 13 years ago. Neither Brendan nor I had ever...

Pedraso

While these pictures of Pedro may be worth a thousand words, that would only help to break the surface on what he means to Tierra de Sueños. He’s primarily our gardner, also our general fix-it man, the first person we call when we’re in a jam, a fountain of ideas on...

6 Month Recap

Well folks, we just passed the 6 month mark of our time here at Tierra de Suenos! Wow! Half a year come and gone and what a whirlwind it has been! We survived Samana Santa (the busiest week in Latin America), May (the most painfully slow month), a broken water pump...

The Deceptive Poo Sucker

Ironic that it was Yamu who gave the septic man that name. It was he afterall who when I asked advice about our overflowing drainage tank from the kitchen sink told me not to get a septic company involved, but to clean it myself. And yet, when an enormous septic truck...

Fruit tree galore!

Tierra de Suenos could just as well be an exotic fruit farm. It seems everyday we discover a new tropical fruit tree just waiting to explode with some colorful, tasty, or not so tasty, edible. We enjoyed the ackee when we first arrived. This Jamaican fruit was a...

Beep….Beeeeeeeep

It’s hard to know where to start this story. It could be when brown/black liquid started spraying onto the windshield of our Galloper, or when Hernan said to call El Cubano, or with the condition of the road and the thrice broken hinges to the hood. We might as well...

Just another day at Tierra de Sueños

Brendan and I have been taking advantage of the slow season and going to yoga classes at the Gaia Center next door. A few days ago we walked the 3 meters to our class and Ish, the awesome instructor, stopped us at the front gate saying there was a private “session”...

While we were gone…

Angie and I just returned from a two week whirlwind tour in the states. We saw my parent’s gorgeous new house in Maine, went to Brian Becker’s wedding on Martha’s Vineyard and visited with friends along the way. Our partner, John, was at Tierra de Sueños while we were...