Ecotourism [the unfinished 08]
I apologize to the faithful few friends who email and keep asking for my whereabouts, and I apologize to myself for this promise of fragile commitment.
This is a crop from an email I sent to one of my best friends…
(usually I don’t re-read my emails, and I didn’t edit before I pasted on here… so pardon the mistakes)
“Dec.15.08 @ 1:51 a.m.
Finally, and after a lot of debate and calculation, we decided that we are going to Costa Rica. N. and me, J. is also coming along. A. and M. will head there a couple of days before us, and will meet us in San Jose on the day of our arrival.
We're going to be camping in the jungle and on the beach most of the time. With the monkeys, the parrots, the red eyed frogs, the snakes and the rest of them crawlers; it should be a beautiful adventure.
We're very excited.
I am sure I'll have the opportunity to bring back beautiful photography for your eyes to feast on.
Between N and me, we have 4 cameras…
Did you know that Costa Rica is a country that has no army? Can’t find those anymore man! It is something.
35% of its territory is protected reserves, and it is one of the first "environmental" countries… definitely recommended for backpacking and ecotourism…
By 2010 it will become zero carbon emitting. Not too bad for a "poor" country is it? Define poorness after this; it takes a whole new meaning.
How did we end up needing so much stuff I don't know. How could we do it, and how could we not see it? We're now at the mercy of things... of commodities.
Yeah yeah, I know... an old theory, but still... very valid.
We shouldn't forget it; and take its bait.
Oh by the way, I need to buy so many things to prepare for the trip!
How about that? ;-)
The above, was just tourist mumbo jumbo, and National Geographic shit… I will give you more interesting, and more intelligent feedback once I set foot there.
There you go… hope you have a “happier” 2009… keep safe, keep healthy, and most of all, be happy.
See you soon.