Costa Rica pre Tour

Trip Start Sep 08, 2008
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Trip End Jan 31, 2009


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Flag of Costa Rica  , Province of Alajuela,
Monday, September 22, 2008

So off to Costa Rica....

Quote from Charlotte- ´first day at Peace Lodge was better than my wedding day´. http://www.waterfallgardens.com/ was the first honeymoon treat and the first of many frog hunts. We did a night tour of the Ranarium (Frog sanctuary) and they were very active, two simultaneously 'attacked' Charlotte in a combined arial manouver... it was like a dream come true for her. Monkeys, exotic birds etc were everywhere- better than any zoo. Slightly Disneyfied though... Chalets with waterfalls in the bathroom etc... a good novelty. A real honeymooners destination and great for a couple of days.

Costa Rica is an amazing contrast to Cuba- much more cash and fully Americanised (whereas Cuba seemed to revel in every time they got one over the US). What it has though is an incredible natural environment. So green and full of animals- rainforest (and full-on afternoon tropical rain) everywhere. We write this from La Fortuna, near one of the most active volcanos in the world- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arenal_Volcano. This evening we went up in the night to view the red-hot lava rocks being spat out in front of us. Yesterday we played around in the hot springs for a while and went horseback riding in the tropical rain. We think we managed to set some kind of record from going from a v expensive hotel to paying USD 6 for a double room... yes, we can do basic too. No prizes for guessing which one had the baby Scorpion on the floor (only a baby though, and no Paul, it wasnt a 'Winds of Change' one).

Overall, an amazing few days of forests and volcanos. Next stop, joining up with the GAP tour group in San Jose and then overlanding it to Panama city.

Hasta la Vista!
N & C
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