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Costa Rica

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Tortuguero, trail mix, and hammock hostels

Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | Views [710]

After a twelve hour bus ride from Leon to San Jose on Saturday (including the longest line I have ever seen to get through customs at the border) I slept, ate, showered, and left San Jose just ten hours later. I had heard amazing things about an island ... Read more >

Tags: costa rica, hostels, puerto viejo, tortuguero

Tamarindo and the surfers at my hostel

Saturday, 14 Jun 2008 | Views [454]

I'm finishing up three days here at Playa Tamarindo, on the northern Pacific coast of Costa Rica. I wasn't entirely sure what to expect when I came here, given Lonely Planet's utter dismissal of this beach town, and after three hours on a sweltering ... Read more >

Tags: costa rica, hostels, tamarindo

Montezuma and Liberia

Wednesday, 11 Jun 2008 | Views [761]

Sorry it´s been so long since I´ve posted! Monday morning bright and early Chris, Megan, and I began the bus-ferry-bus journey to get us to Montezuma, a sleepy little beach town in the Nicoya penninsula. The weather was lovely leaving Monteverde, and ... Read more >

Tags: costa rica, montezuma, travel friends

Monteverde and my penchant for injury

Sunday, 8 Jun 2008 | Views [651]

Hello once again, dear readers! Things have been lovely here in Monteverde though some drama has unfolded. But everything in its proper order.  Yesterday Chris, Megan, Adam, Tiera, and I went on a three-hour hike through the Santa Elena Reserves and ... Read more >

Tags: costa rica, im a klutz, montezuma

A low-key night at the Pension Santa Elena

Friday, 6 Jun 2008 | Views [418]

So we finished up at Arenal with great success: the morning at the waterfall in La Fortuna (definitely check out those pictures) and the evening at the volcano. It was cloudy but this time we went with a local guide named Mr. Lava Lava, highly recommended ... Read more >

Tags: costa rica, monteverde, travel friends

Arenal plus sun poisoning

Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | Views [464]

Hello friends! I had a wonderful time rafting yesterday through the Pacuare river. My boat did capsize, but our guide later told us he did it on purpose because it was "fun". Actually, after surviving it, it was fun. But in the moment I was ... Read more >

Tags: arenal, costa rica, im a klutz

San Jose!

Monday, 2 Jun 2008 | Views [386]

Hello dear readers!    I have made it to Costa Rica and am spending my second night in San Jose, the capital.    I spent this morning wandering around the city (looking like a tourist idiot with my backpack on my front given the rate of petty theft ... Read more >

Tags: costa rica, san jose



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