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Suzan Crane

Entries by Suzan Crane

Backpacking And Overpacking: A Traveler's Lament

(1) Comments | Posted November 8, 2011 | 7:02 AM

I'm on the move. After a temporary three year pit-stop in Costa Rica, I'm hitting the road again -- which means having to reacquaint myself with the specialized skill of living out of a backpack. You'd think with nine years experience trekking around the world, I'd have mastered the art...

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Reflections on India: A Love Letter

(7) Comments | Posted February 7, 2011 | 10:18 AM

If the Creator were on acid, India might well be the manifestation of his/her hallucination. A collage of contradictions, a patchwork of cultures, castes, languages, religions and morals, India is like a huge department store boasting a dizzying array of products -- turn in any direction and the view changes.

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Finding my Soul and Losing my Heart in the Equadorian Amazon: A Spiritual Journey With the Remote Huaorani Tribe

(6) Comments | Posted January 21, 2011 | 2:23 PM


Juninto extended a hand and hauled me from the sludge in which I was helplessly sinking as I struggled up the muddy hill from the Cononaco River below. Wearing nothing but rubber boots and a traditional comé (a string supporting the genitals),...

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Costa Rica's Endangered Sea Turtles Released in Matapalo

(2) Comments | Posted December 17, 2010 | 10:47 AM

It's virtually impossible to spend any time in Costa Rica -- much less live here -- and not be awed by its natural wonders. Each day as I am awakened by a symphony of choral birds, and often as not, a motley crew of titi or whiteface monkeys carousing outside...

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Rainy Days and Jungle Nights

(2) Comments | Posted November 16, 2010 | 10:17 AM

MANUEL ANTONIO, COSTA RICA -- One of the problems with living in the Costa Rican rainforest is that is rains. A lot. From May through November -- mas o menos -- the skies weep incessantly, rendering the rutted streets puddle-laden bogs, my small house a receptacle for all things musty...

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