Trip of a Lifetime I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within. ~Lillian Smith

Trip: Costa Rica

There are [10] stories from my trip: Costa Rica


Travel day to Alajuela

COSTA RICA | Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | Views [604] | Comments [2]

I left Monteverde this morning to begin my way back to the San Jose area since I leave Costa Rica in the morning. I took a small van/bus and the trip took about 4-5 hours. The first 90 minutes were on a dirt road that was very pot holed, bumpy, curvy ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Gallery: Costa Rica

COSTA RICA | Wednesday, 13 Feb 2008 | Photo Gallery

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Quakers and the Monteverde Cheese Factory

COSTA RICA | Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | Views [1582]

Chocolate cheese anyone?  They really did have it, along with smoked gouda, swiss, Monte Rico (my favorite), and cheddar.  The chocolate cheese really did taste like a combination of both.  But no, I didn't walk out with a package of it.  The ice cream ... Read more >

Tags: Food & eating


Walking on Bridges in the Cloud Forest

COSTA RICA | Monday, 11 Feb 2008 | Views [4037] | Comments [1]

Today I went to Selvatura Park, a tropical cloud forest that straddles the continental divide. They also had zipline tours but since I had already done that, I chose to take my time and see the cloud forest so I chose the suspension bridges. There were ... Read more >

Tags: Mountains


Jeep Boat Jeep to Monteverde

COSTA RICA | Sunday, 10 Feb 2008 | Views [1115]

It was another early morning. I´m heading to Santa Elena/Monteverde to see the cloud forests. My travel book recommended to take the Jeep Boat Jeep and I had met a couple last night that had arrived via that way. She said the roads were awful and it ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


Canopy Tour, Horseback Riding, Lava Rocks and Hot Springs

COSTA RICA | Saturday, 9 Feb 2008 | Views [1274]

Today, Miranda and I went on a a canopy tour at Vida Silvestre Refugio. We were in a group of 20 people and quite a few of them were from the States. Once, we got our helmets, harnesses, and instructions, we boarded what I call a people mover (trailer) ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


White Water Rafting and La Fortuna

COSTA RICA | Friday, 8 Feb 2008 | Views [559] | Comments [1]

Miranda and I were up at 5:30 am to go white water rafting. We originally booked the Rio Pacuare which was supposed to be a scenic Class III-IV but due to the dry season it was pretty slow so our guide asked us if we wanted to go on the Pascua section ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures


I´ve arrived in Costa Rica

COSTA RICA | Thursday, 7 Feb 2008 | Views [350]

After flying and/or spending quality time in 3 airports for the past 15 hours, I´ve arrived in Costa Rica!  And have no place to stay!  I read several times that to only use the taxis inside the airport but I needed to find a phone or computer to figure ... Read more >

Tags: On the Road


I´m on my way! Finally!

COSTA RICA | Thursday, 7 Feb 2008 | Views [427]

After two false starts, yes, I re-scheduled my flight to Costa Rica , not once, but twice and lost 7 days of my leg here but I actually made it to the airport last night.  The last few weeks have been a mad scramble and most things didn´t come easily, ... Read more >

Tags: Airports


Planning Phase

COSTA RICA | Saturday, 12 Jan 2008 | Views [364] | Comments [1]

Many people have been asking me about my itinerary.  This is very rough but I do have some dates secured because I have flights scheduled, but the rest is up in the air.  I have a wish list but I also want to be free to make decisions as I move ... Read more >

Tags: Itinerary