Friday, July 11, 2014

Tiny Costa Rica is a World Cup Surprise

I can't help myself.  After birding in Costa Rica for the first time at the end of January and early February and falling in love with the country, as only a foreigner can, I was cheering for Costa Rica in the World Cup - HARD!

I didn't hear this NPR piece on the day it was broadcast, but a colleague at work told me about it today.  As soon as I got home I listened to the NPR segment.

Here it is, from July 3rd, on NPR:  Tiny Costa Rica is a World Cup Surprise 

And, just for the heck of it, here is the Costa Rica National Anthem with subtitles.

I am adding to my blog because this is something I will want to save forever!  Please enjoy and go birding in Costa Rica.


John Holmes said...

We were birding in Costa Rica back in Jan/Feb too…it's a great place, that's for sure.

And their football team did WAY better than England !

Cathy Carroll said...


Thank you for your comment. I loved that team. I emailed our field guide, Vernon, whenever they were playing or won. I love WC football anyway, but Costa Rica made it even more so in 2014.