Travel Log: Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Living in a current time of such change, differences of opinions, standing up for beliefs and shutting down the beliefs of others, I selfishly and thankfully find solace and simplicity in staying in on this quiet Friday night and edit the images I took while in Costa Rica. I spent 3 short days of walking around and being welcomed, open-heartedly, by every face that I took a picture of, usually without asking permission to do so. Capturing lives of people who are filled with pure joy to be exactly where they are. I got to eat amazing fresh fruit for dirt cheap prices being sold out of filthy trunks. I got to try mystery meat on a stick from a vendor on the side of the road who was excited to share her story about being from Venezuela . I bought art from a beautiful Italian woman who didn’t speak any English but still spoke to me with such pure kindness and treated me as a new friend. I had the opportunity to search out waterfalls with the windows rolled down listening to music I only wish I understood. I was able to pull off the highway to get coconut water…from an actual coconut. I had the experience of being led by a local to a hidden hot spring waterfall and watched in awe as he gracefully dived in with no fear. With an open heart and wanderlust soul, I embraced the Costa Rican culture exactly as I saw it… a happy, kind place with pure love. Every single time I have ever visited another country, I am only reminded of the fact that there are so many wonderfully different people in this world. I am so thankful that I get the pleasure of experiencing that diversity and come back to this great country to try my best to live in the same kind, open-hearted ways.

COSTA RICA

costa_rica-4

costa_rica-8

costa_rica-19

costa_rica-20

costa_rica-22

costa_rica-24

costa_rica-25

costa_rica-26

costa_rica-27

costa_rica-30

costa_rica-31

costa_rica-32

costa_rica-34

costa_rica-35

costa_rica-36

costa_rica-38

costa_rica-39

costa_rica-40

costa_rica-41

costa_rica-44

costa_rica-45

costa_rica-47

costa_rica-48

costa_rica-49

costa_rica-51

costa_rica-52

costa_rica-53

costa_rica-54

costa_rica-57

costa_rica-58

costa_rica-59

costa_rica-61

costa_rica-64

costa_rica-66

costa_rica-69

costa_rica-70

costa_rica-71

costa_rica-72

costa_rica-75

costa_rica-76

costa_rica-77

costa_rica-78

costa_rica-79

costa_rica-80

costa_rica-82

costa_rica-84

costa_rica-85

costa_rica-86

costa_rica-87

costa_rica-90

costa_rica-92

costa_rica-94

costa_rica-95

costa_rica-99

costa_rica-101

costa_rica-103

costa_rica-106

costa_rica-107

costa_rica-108

costa_rica-109

costa_rica-112

costa_rica-114

costa_rica-115

costa_rica-117

costa_rica-118

costa_rica-120

costa_rica-121

costa_rica-122

costa_rica-123

costa_rica-126

costa_rica-127

costa_rica-128

costa_rica-129

costa_rica-131

costa_rica-134

costa_rica-136

costa_rica-139

costa_rica-140

costa_rica-141

costa_rica-143

costa_rica-145

costa_rica-146

costa_rica-147

costa_rica-148

costa_rica-149

costa_rica-151

costa_rica-152

To stay updated with my weddings and travel, follow on Facebook and Instagram. For destination wedding information of your own, contact me today// http://www.brandyswartz.com

xo

final-logo_website