The Foreign Service Journal - July/August 2014 - page 82

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THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL
LOCAL LENS
BY JOSEPH DE MARIA
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COSTA RICA
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his trail traverses the high-altitude rain forest on Barva
Volcano, in the mountains overlooking San Jose, Costa Rica.
The top of the mountain is nearly always shrouded in clouds.
The trail has been hiked by Boy Scouts of America Troop 43
from San Jose, which includes many scouts and volunteer dads from
the embassy. The troop has camped on the mountain twice.
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Joe De Maria, a mid-level consular officer, is completing a three-year
assignment in San Jose. There he volunteers with BSA Troop 43, where
his son is a scout. Having previously served in Europe and East Asia,
as well as in Washington, D.C., his next assignment will be in the
Bureau of Legislative Affairs. He took this photo with a Canon EOS
1100D, Rebel T3 with a EF-S 18-55mm lens.
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