8 million flower petals flooded the streets of a town in Costa Rica

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By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Tuesday 8 April 2014

Would you believe none of this involved CGI? The 8 million petals that rained down on a small town in Costa Rica is as real as it gets. This weird phenomena is part of Sony’s new 4k TV marketing campaign, in which they partnered up with ad agency McCann and photographer Nick Meek, to make the fantastical scene come to life.

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PachaMama: a commune in Costa Rica

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By Samantha Chalker in Cool Travel on Tuesday 11 September 2012

‘Commune’ is a pretty big word. What, with all its Jonestown massacre undertones and joint-biodegrading-in-dreadlock mythologies. But hit dictionary.com and you’ll find its true definition is not so bad. PachaMama, found in a valley on the northwest coast of Costa Rica, is a commune. And a pretty great one at that. If you’ve ever been tantalized by the concept of running into the wild, hair braided, clothes off and iPhone tossed behind you, this is the place to do it. 

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Vanilla Bean from Costa Rica

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By Ann Yu in New Food and Packaging on Friday 25 February 2011

Recently, my best friend Mary Beth brought back some vanilla bean from her trip to Costa Rica and opened a whole new world for me. I didn’t realize how much went into harvesting some of the most common spices in the world, such as cinnamon and vanilla.

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Talamanca Cocoa

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Friday 28 January 2011

This is not the kind of hot cocoa you’ll get out of one those tiny bags with the dehydrated marshmallows (which may or may not be my guilty pleasure). Nope, Talamanca Cocoa is taking it to a whole other level. This is about creating a ‘product ecosystem‘. Getting a little too out there? Let’s take it back to the beginning.

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