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Adios Costa Rica

Saturday, 18 Apr 2009 | Views [592]

When we get back to the San Jose house, we meet another of Andrea's family; this time her cousin; Pilar. Pilar's boyfriend lives two doors down so we spend the evening with them watching TV and drinking beer. Nice. Tomorrow is Sunday and the whole Familia ... Read more >

Waco Jaco

Thursday, 16 Apr 2009 | Views [588]

We finally pries ourselves away from the Caribbean and head back to San Jose, so we can pick up the keys for a beach house we've been offered on the Pacific coast. Andrea's Grandfather (Andrea being Alicia's brother's girlfriend) Snr Forn and Uncle ... Read more >

Beach to ourselves

Monday, 13 Apr 2009 | Views [624]

Let's go to the beach. Caribbean or Pacific? Caribbean or Pacific? Errr...Caribbean. There are two places we want to see. One is Cahuita - the first main settling spot for Afro-Caribbeans in Costa Rica, and the other is Puerto Viejo. They're close ... Read more >

Swinging through the jungle

Sunday, 12 Apr 2009 | Views [465]

It's Easter Sunday but it doesn't feel like it - no church, no brunch, no chocolate eggs or jellybeans. So to compensate for what we're missing we go on a Canopy Tour in the morning.   Canopy tours are connected zip lines above the rain forest. So ... Read more >

Green Mountain

Saturday, 11 Apr 2009 | Views [351]

Today we head over to Monteverde for forest activities. It's a 3.5 hour, mainly dirt road, drive around Largo Arenal for those of us with a hire car or a 2 hour Jeep-Boat-Jeep ride for everyone else. What do I mean by Jeep-Boat-Jeep? Well take a guess ... Read more >

La Fortuna

Thursday, 9 Apr 2009 | Views [348]

Our next trip is to La Fortuna, which is a small town at the base of Vulcan Arenal. Vulcan Arenal is a very active volcano - so active in fact that at night you can go and see the red lava rocks flowing down its side (during the day they just look ashen ... Read more >

Lost in San Jose

Tuesday, 7 Apr 2009 | Views [647]

Costa Rica is a land of many volcanoes. Did you know that? We didn't. Everywhere you look on the map, there's Vulcan X, Y & Z. Apparently there's a pretty interesting one not far from San Jose. "Not far from" is of course a stupid term for ... Read more >

Gallery: Costa Rica

Monday, 6 Apr 2009 | Photo Gallery

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We're in the US uh.. Opps look again, its Costa Rica!

Sunday, 5 Apr 2009 | Views [743]

Arriving into San Jose airport, we are greeted by our extended family member; Esteban. Esteban is Alicia's brother's girlfriend's cousin and has somehow landed the unenviable task of picking us up from the airport and welcoming us to Costa Rica. Despite ... Read more >

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