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Triathlon in Costa Rica, TRI Las Catalinas, Offroad Triathlon
Daily Report
7 February, 2020

The Daily. Friday, February 7th, 2020.

In Town this morning, the anticipation for the TRI is palpable, and will only continue to build. The staging area is set, and by this afternoon it will be filled with over 100 bikes and sets of equipment. The finish line is coming together on Paseo del Mar, and behind them, the stands, stalls,…
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Baird's Trogon, Birds in Costa Rica
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6 February, 2020

The Daily. Thursday, February 6th, 2020.

One of the three fundamental principles of Town’s generative urbanism is the preservation of views, and a great deal of thought is put into the visual character of the homes, flats, streets, plazas, and places around Las Catalinas. After all, sight is the sense that humans rely on most. However, the most immediate human…
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5 February, 2020

The Daily. Wednesday, February 5th, 2020.

Walking along Playa Danta during the dry season, the rugged beauty of the Guanacaste coast comes to the forefront. The hills have faded to a dappled blend of greens and golds, dotted with scattered floral blooms in reds, pinks, purples, yellows, and the receding foliage accentuates the topography of town, formed by Costa Rica’s…
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The TRI, TRI Las Catalinas, Costa Rica Triathlon
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4 February, 2020

The Daily. Tuesday, February 4th, 2020.

Two things that you are almost certain to find around town at any time of year are mountain bikes and people out exercising. During this week, in particular, it can seem as though bikes and athletes are everywhere you look, most getting ready for El TRI.  Some competitors, like the group of bikers from…
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3 February, 2020

The Daily. Monday, February 3rd, 2020.

A warm and sunny summer day out on Playa Danta, with a few more clouds than usual, perhaps remnants of the very rare end of January rain in the area. The pelícanos pardos (brown pelicans / Pelecanus occidentalis) are dotting this morning’s calm water, individuals intermittently taking off along the breaking waves before looping…
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2 February, 2020

The Daily. Sunday, February 2nd, 2020.

Today, many participants are traveling home from the Santarena Hotel after the Math + X Symposium, a yearly gathering organized by Rice University to encourage novel collaborations between mathematics and other disciplines in science and engineering minds. This year’s symposium focused on “inverse problems and deep learning, mitigating natural hazards,” and discussed modeling and…
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1 February, 2020

The Daily. Saturday, February 1st, 2020.

Starting today, The Daily will return to its original vision. The Daily will send timely, brief daily reporting about what’s going on in town and the surrounding areas. Long form posts about Las Catalinas, the community that creates and surrounds it, its urbanism and architecture, sports and recreational activities, food and beverage outlets, experiences,…
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31 January, 2020

The Daily. Friday, January 31st, 2020.

In this Daily: How Surf Breaks Form A surf break requires a number of key conditions to form, requiring just the right underwater topography, offshore swell direction, and wind at the right times to culminate in a clean and surfable wave. These conditions can be rare, which is what makes Guanacaste and its wide…
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