Travel to Tortugeuro or uhh Turtle head centro?!?!

Trip Start Jan 03, 2010
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Trip End Jan 28, 2010


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Where I stayed
Casa Maribella

Flag of Costa Rica  , Province of Limon,
Monday, January 4, 2010

We woke up bright and early and headed out after a quick breakfast at Hotel Luisiana.

Again we were without a real map or GPS so there was plenty of interesting turns and horn honkings.  We purchased a couple of bottles of water and it was over $1000?!?!  We found out that the local currency is called Colones.  Its roughly 550 Colones to the Dollar.  If you have a decent meal, expect the check to come back as $20,000 or more.

Many or the directions we were given were "Set your Odometer to zero when you see the gas station.  Turn right at the paved road just after 7 kilometers..."

We drove through Chiquita Banana Plantations and saw many blue banana hammocks.

The Road was treacherous with many obstacles along the way.  Like one way bridges on a two way road, road construction blocking the dirt path, and a cattle rustle?

Here is a poorly edited youtube vid of some of the Scheisse we dealt with this morning.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuM2q1XrUOk
  
The hour long boat was pretty bitchin.  The river was pretty muddy and contained Crocodiles and Cayman.  Also many large birds that Sheena is so fond of.

We arrived at our bed and breakfast hotel called Casa Marbella.  No television, no air conditioning, no frills but a perfect quite little place on the water.

Sheena was hungry (one of 10 times in a day) so we went to the Budda Beach Cafe and ordered Langoustines.  Sheena was excited to see the large plate of mini lobsters/giant mudbugs.  Then she said no way can she finish.  Then the massacre left no Langoustine standing....

After a great dinner we dove into the ocean for a swim.  The water was really nice and warm.

We got back to the hotel and took a long nap.  We ventured though the village then finally settled on our patio as a downpour descended on the town.  It made for a nice relaxing night before our 5am jungle cruise.

Night all!
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