My latest, a story about Zagreb's coolest neighborhood for The New York Times

Global Glimpses: Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

 

I snapped a shot of this white-faced capuchin monkey during my visit to Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica, in October 2010. This small but beautiful tract of rainforest, mangrove and beach hugs the country’s central Pacific coast.

Known as the park’s mafia, these funky creatures steal food from tourists and jump on children to snatch their snacks. This capuchin had a victim in mind: a toddler happily munching away nearby, not knowing his snack will soon disappear. Murky monkey business.

Add a comment

*Please complete all fields correctly

Related posts

Happy 2014
Posted by anja | January 2, 2014
Looking back at 2013… and then forward
It was a pivotal year, yet it felt somehow quiet. Perhaps because I write this from a quiet place. But it wasn’t so most of the year. My husband &...
Posted by anja | May 31, 2013
Global Glimpses: Lamu, Kenya
  In May 2011, I visited Kenya. On the 10-day sojourn, I went to three national reserves, got charged by a bull elephant, witnessed a fresh cow blood drinking ceremony...
Posted by anja | May 27, 2013
Global Glimpses: Havana, Cuba
  In winter 2006, I fulfilled a long-awaited dream – I traveled to Cuba. Among the highlights was the afternoon I spent marching with the Cuban people through the streets...