February 26

The Costa Rican adventure: Liberia and Del Coco

Recently I had a chance to visit Costa Rica. For those of you who don’t know where it is (like I did a year ago), it is in South America. I would say it is central america reaching out to meet south america. You can almost miss it in Maps between the Mexico at top and Colombia / Brazil below. My trip lasted almost a week and it was a very interesting one indeed. In some ways it was a trip of firsts. It was my first trip to South America. It was my first trip where I wasn’t on a vacation from work. It was my first trip to a volcano. It was my first trip where I drove a car. It was also my first trip where I felt US was cheaper.

I had been meaning to take a vacation since Gayatri had a week off around this time. The idea was to go somewhere where I can use an old Alaska airline credit but still not in USA. We kind of settled down to 2 main choices: Cuba and Costa Rica. Both had their pros / cons but what did it eventually was that Cuba was super booked. It seemed like every hotel was booked due to President Day weekend and flights were crazy expensive. As usual I tried to avoid crowds and ended up booking the tickets to Costa Rica.
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April 7

Credit Crisis

Credit crisis has been the buzzword, if not lately, then about few months back. Now the buzzword is stimulus package and recession. Well that actually has been the after effects of credit crisis itself. There have been many who have tried to explain credit crisis, using hi level mathematics and english, that is beyond my comprehension. Well today i found a link to answer of the same question, WHAT THE HELL IS CREDIT CRISIS? And the amazing part is its a video, so much better to understand.

I liked it and its actually a layman’s guide to Credit Crisis. Its by Jonathan Jarvis.

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