After 10 years of living in a big country beginning with C, 5 years working in London for a company beginning with C, I am now on sabbatical in a small country beginning with C, that is full of things beginning with M: monkeys and malls.

It’s as much the idea of Costa Rica as it is the place, that appeals. ¬†Biodiverse-rich, intellectually-rich, and a crucible for big ideas and thinking on the challenges of sustainable development. And drive in ice-cream parlours.

I am currently based at INCAE Business School (Latin America’s Harvard, so I’m told), advising a small non-profit research organisation called the Sustainable Markets Intelligence Centre (CIMS), part of the Business School’s Centre for Latin American Competitiveness and Sustainable Development. Our mission: to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Latin America. Check out our website, we’re doing great stuff! (http://www.cims-la.com)

And the rest of the time, it’s about communing with monkeys, turtles and rainforests.

I hope to expand the mind, and contract nothing nasty.

It’s Life in Free-fall.

Visitors welcome!


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Amanda on August 1, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Liza, am giggling andcenjoying your posts immensely …. Keep them coming and publish in book later! How long can you stretch this sabbatical out?!

    We are just embarking on three week Kenya safari and Zanzibar beach hol….first time in Africa for the family.. I’m just returning to roots… Some contrast to the big C as you say!!

    Keep the bugs off and we’ll fight off the lions,
    Tomo. Xxx (was corrected to ‘tonics’ by iPad – how appropriate!!)


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