Welcome to Bushika Adventures
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Friendship is the passport to a borderless world.
During my 6-year stay in the village, both my interests and relationships were constantly changing. As my relationships deepened, so did my understanding of the culture and the people. While working with the youth, I observed how they proudly claimed their own culture, while also showing an ever increasing interest in the non-Indigenous culture outside of the village. During this time, I found myself wanting to learn more about the Boruca of the past and began forging friendships with the elders. I spent my last three years, of my 6-year stay, working with the community elders to document their personal life stories.
Anibal and I met during the years that I was living and working in Boruca. We are married and have an 13 year old daughter named Kanani Ialea.
Although we have lived in the US for the past 26 years, our lives have continued to be intertwined with Boruca. We return to the village twice a year and Anibal remains active in his traditions and festivals. We feel fortunate to have the opportunity to spend our summers working with the community.
Together we founded Bushika Adventures in 2003 and have been leading trips to Boruca ever since. Our life together is a testament to the power of bi-cultural friendship -- something we love to share with others.