Here, some photos to explain my absence.
We spent a week in Costa Rica, near the small city of Puntarenas.
The first four photos were taken by Andrew, in a neighborhood called El Roble, and the last four were taken by me, on a very hot afternoon in Puntarenas proper.
The most impressive of Costa Rican food comes from the sea. We ate a few fantastic ceviches. Ticans are not crazy about heat in their food, so unlike some Mexican ceviches that I’ve devoured, they’re not spicy. But they are delightfully bright and with so much lime juice it’s nearly a cold soup. I will be working on my best imitations of Costa Rican ceviche, and will report back!