Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Wipe out

I do not surf, so I cannot imagine how a surfer attempts to negotiate the point when a wave breaks.  Some surfers seem to turn up into the wave and go airborne and then land on the flatter water behind the wave, rather than being churned in the turbulent water of the breaking wave.

Maybe this is a metaphor for the political problems that are swirling around the President of Costa Rica.  She is trying to pull up and out of the controversy by getting rid of some of her top aides and cabinet ministers.

The scandal I talked about yesterday involves intermediaries for the owners of the airplane used by the President for two foreign trips that included a famous Costa Rican football (soccer) star and a person who was introduced to the government officials using a phony name.  The airplane was tied to corporate interests in Columbia.

This week we are showing photos of the delightful Majorelle Gardens of Marrakech, Morocco, which were owned for many years by Yves Saint-Laurent, on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.


Sharon said...

I just saw a video of a champion surfer and you are so right, I couldn't believe how they turned on the wave and went back to the next looming wave.

On the political front, news yesterday of a Costa Rican bank that has been doing money laundering. Lots of Costa Rica problems lately.

Judy said...


As far as politics go, it's always something.

Kate said...

Great catch, Dave; you don't have to catch a wave yourself to enjoy surfing!

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