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¿Dónde está el baño?

One girl's remarkable exploration of Costa Rica's bathrooms (among other things)

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Stephanie Schrauth
After a too-early flight, I am back in my own bathroom. The fluorescent bar over the medicine cabinet harshly lights the room with a slight buzzing. The bathroom, aside from the avocado toilet, is …
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Stephanie Schrauth
I grabbed the front seat in the raft before anyone else had the chance. If I was going to tumble down a river, I wanted a first-class view. “Maybe someone else wants to sit in the …
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Stephanie Schrauth
Bathroom Number Four deserves a capitalized name. Bathroom Number Four (not really the fourth, but the ones in between hadn’t been worth mentioning) came very close to realizing my ideal …
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Stephanie Schrauth
On the sixth day, we rested, as agreed. Billiards score – Jeffrey: 1, Stephanie: 2.
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Stephanie Schrauth
The next morning was not one for ultra exertion. A post-breakfast jaunt to meet Pedro the Wild Boar, a smelly, mud-covered, spiny, black thing with tiny eyes and then a horseback ride to the zip line …
Why not relax after a day in Paradise?
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Stephanie Schrauth
I’m blaming the day on my shoes. Watersocks, to be specific. Neither Alan nor the intern, both outfitted in knee-high battle-ready galoshes, were thrilled about my choice to wear rubber …
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Stephanie Schrauth
Our third bathroom didn’t belong to us. It belonged to Bertie, at least at night. During the day he begrudgingly left the room to us, thank goodness, as we desperately needed the shower stall. …
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Stephanie Schrauth
The second bathroom was in Salon Delia, a tiny bar in Bananito Town where we waited for our transport to Selva Bananito Lodge. The bathroom smelled like a portable toilet, and had no sink. Just …
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Stephanie Schrauth
The first bathroom was tiled in beige with green decorative borders. The toilet and single sink were cream porcelain and a two-light sconce topped the frameless vanity mirror. The upper walls were …

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