New Neighbours on the Beach

Today we had the privilege of welcoming squirrel monkeys and parrots as our neighbours-to-be here in Golfo Dulce! The monkeys and parrots were all rescued by Zoo Ave, a wildlife rescue organisation right next door to us...

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Simon Mezzanotte
Fishing at Dawn

As the jungle awakened I walked down the path weaving through the garden. Hummingbirds hovered at the brilliant pink flowers of the ginger bushes whose leaves were dripping with dew...

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Simon Mezzanotte
No English Country Garden

With my suitcase wheeling behind me, I walked up the path from the beach to the restaurant at Golfo Dulce Retreat as I was introduced to each of the family members in turn. It was a good thing I’d made an effort to learn names before arrival though; between the scenery and the dogs running to greet me my attention was somewhat distracted!

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Simon Mezzanotte
Chocolate making

As one of the world’s greatest chocoholics, one of my biggest fears before coming to the rainforest for three months was that I would not be able to cope with the lack of chocolate. Luckily, a few days before Easter we stumbled across some ripe cacao pods...

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Simon Mezzanotte