Restaurant Reviews

Vista Hermosa at Playa Hermosa

Vista Hermosa at Playa Hermosa

I finally understood the expression Pura Vida exactly one week after arriving in Costa Rica. Last Monday, as everyone loaded up on cafecítos, quoted Garfield, and made their way to work, I had the privilege of being taken on a day trip to Playa Hermosa […]

The Golden Flower of the Faubourg

The Golden Flower of the Faubourg

The word “kinka” means “golden flower”, which symbolizes happiness in Japanese. How fitting to have found myself entering the golden glow of Kinka Izakaya’s downtown pub on my last blue February evening in Montreal. Within 24 hours I would be embarking on a 3-month voyage […]