Walking on a cloud
Trip Start Jun 20, 2010
17Trip End Jul 30, 2010
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The weather here is much milder and truly deep in the rain forest because everything is always dripping with dew and hazy with clouds, a refreshing change from the heat we have experienced so far. So we happily pulled out our wrinkly sweatshirts and pants.
Today we decided (through our Aussie friends' recommendation) to take a canopy zip line tour in the afternoon. I have zip-lined before in Costa Rica when I was in High school so I was even more excited because I sort of knew what to expect
This week in Monteverde there is the annual ECO mountain bike race, which was kind of neat to watch from our hostel balcony, it seems like the culture here is all about extreme sports and the true green experience (much much richer area then anywhere so far). We almost had a culture shock just being here, compared to the wooden shacks and dirty dogs roaming the streets we have been used to. This is the first place that we have actually encountered the wealthy Central American traveler, lots of decked out Spanish speaking families here
We could easily stay here and have enough to do to fill two weeks (and empty our bank accounts), but sadly (not exactly) tomorrow we are off to La Fortuna on a Jeep Boat Jeep tour (they actually call it that) to the volcano and hot springs of Arenal (one of the top three most active volcanoes in the world).
Hope to spot some more wildlife there, and actually see some lava! Then we are off to the Sea Turtle sanctuary of Tortugero.
Lots of Love,
Heather and Nick
p.s. The pic with Nick and a random dude in a hockey jersey is a hilarious story. Nick spotted him working on the Ometepe ferry and noticed right away his Oakville (MOHA) Hockey jersey, that he has stylishly cut the sleeves off...crazy small world! We had a good laugh about that one.