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  • Decision making dayFebruary 26, 2015 Decision making day. To go to the gym or not. To go to Nicaragua tomorrow or not. To use US dollars, Costa Rican Colons or Visa. To go to the pool or the beach. Posted by Colenso in On the Road Again | Feb 26, 2015
  • Rincón de la Vieja February 25, 2015 Up with the mourning doves for a trip to Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park. Rincón de la Vieja is an active volcano about 45 km from Playas del Coco. Its name means "The Old Woman's Corner", Posted by Colenso in On the Road Again | Feb 25, 2015
  • Do Very Little Day.......February 24, 2015 Shocked the system today. Went to the gym. This turned out to be our “Do Very Little Day”. We walked over to the health club just outside the Gate House of our compound where we could Posted by Colenso in On the Road Again | Feb 24, 2015
  • Hot DayFebruary 23, 2015 Ok, we understand that people come south during the winter for a variety of reasons and that once they arrive in paradise, they may have very different levels of activity from being somewhat like a sloth to risk-taking Posted by Colenso in On the Road Again | Feb 23, 2015
  • Our first look Playas del CocoFebruary 22, 2015 Wow! What a change. Waking up in a fluffy bed, showering with hot water and more than enough thick towels. No roosters but some kind of dove or pigeon. We are staying just off the Posted by Colenso in On the Road Again | Feb 22, 2015
  • Playas del Coco on the Nicoyla Penninsula February 21, 2015 The tour was over but that didn’t mean that the adventure was. We got a cab this morning from the San Carlos Hotel ( our very funky little hotel) to the domestic airport (Juan Santamaria) building which Posted by Colenso in On the Road Again | Feb 21, 2015
  • Return to San JoseFebruary 20, 2015 We had the morning free and after sleeping in a bit for the 1st time in two days we wandered around Quepos, had lunch and returned to the hotel to swim. It was 100f (38c) with probably 100% Posted by Colenso in On the Road Again | Feb 20, 2015
  • MonkeysFebruary 15 2015 The sun rises at 6 a. m. as do we. Today we were off on the local bus to Manuel Antonio National Park about 20 minutes away. It’s the country’s most popular park, although not it’s Posted by Colenso in On the Road Again | Feb 19, 2015
  • On the CoastFeb 18, 2015 We got up early and left Saint Elana as the sun was rising. We climbed down out of the mountains and headed for the Pacific Ocean. The road for the first hour was gravel and under construction with Posted by Colenso in On the Road Again | Feb 18, 2015
  • Monteverde Cloudforest Biological ReserveFeb 17, 2015 Apparently we were to have a very lucky day. Off bright and early for a walk in the Monteverde Cloudforest Biological Reserve. Monteverde was founded as an agricultural community in 1951 by a group of American Quakers Posted by Colenso in On the Road Again | Feb 17, 2015
  • Coffee, Sugar & CocoaFebruary 16, 2015 Can’t say today’s activity was on the bucket list but one to check off anyway. Woke up to brilliant sunshine and rain at the same time. Very strange. There’s a hill right behind town and the clouds Posted by Colenso in On the Road Again | Feb 16, 2015
  • On to MonteverdeDay 13, February 15, 2015 It rained again all day long. We got up and had a late breakfast then checked out of our room at 11:00am and walked around La Fortuna one more time in the drizzel. We got picked Posted by Colenso in On the Road Again | Feb 15, 2015
  • Suspension Bridges, Waterfalls & Hot PoolsDay 12, February 14, 2015 Rain. Cloud bursts all night but only showers through most of the morning but that didn’t stop us from getting out and exploring the area. The cover layer slows the rain from getting down Posted by Colenso in On the Road Again | Feb 15, 2015
  • Hello La FortunaDay 11, February 13, 2015 Woke up to rain so hard that even the rooster went inside. Unlike a downpour at home that lasts up to 5 minutes this downpour went on for hours. The tin roof on our Posted by Colenso in On the Road Again | Feb 13, 2015
  • Santa Rosa de Poco Sol HomestayDay 10, February 12, 2015 Our host, Alex, served us and the birds breakfast with occasionnal disappearances when he heard a bird he needed to look for. We then climbed in the bus and headed off for our Posted by Colenso in On the Road Again | Feb 13, 2015
  • White Water & ToucansDay 9 Feb 11,2015 Sleep seems to be an ‘optional activity’ on this tour. No roosters but traffic which is surprisingly loud since we’re in cabins in a jungle setting. So awake at 5 a.m., up at 6:30 a.m. Posted by Colenso in On the Road Again | Feb 11, 2015
  • On the Way to SarapiguilDay 8 Feb 10,2015 Roosters! Totally annoying creatures. Theoretically we were sleeping in until 6:45 a.m. but once the roosters woke us up we could hear the surprising amount of marine traffic in the lagoon. They were heading off Posted by Colenso in On the Road Again | Feb 10, 2015
  • A Canoe Ride and a HikeDay 7 Feb 9, 2015 The roosters started around 2:30 a.m. Concern about waking up in time for our 5:30 a.m. canoe trip was alleviated, somewhat. Under the stars we got in Captain Bill’s canoe for 16 and headed out Posted by Colenso in On the Road Again | Feb 9, 2015
  • TortugueroDay 6 Feb 8, 2015 Wow! Beyond my expectations. Never thought we’d see a sloth up close in the wild. Saw four, no five (one had a baby!) along the side of the road. Two three Posted by Colenso in On the Road Again | Feb 8, 2015
  • Patriot GamesA popular destination here in Costa Rica is a town called La Fortuna. That would have been an obvious place to go next, but I had already been there as part of RTW I in 2003, so I gave it Posted by LordGibil in The Littlest Hobo | Feb 8, 2015
  • Last Day in San JoséDay 5 Feb 7, 2015 We had both read warnings about crime in San José including pickpockets, robberies, assaults, etc, all reported to be on the increase. We even know people who have been victims in the past while in Costa Posted by Colenso in On the Road Again | Feb 7, 2015
  • Jardín Botánico Lankester Day 4 Feb 6, 2015 Gail’s brother and sister-in-law gave her a book a few years back called “A Thousand Gardens to See Before You Die.” A wee challenge but Gail’s working on it, Fred in tow. Before we Posted by Colenso in On the Road Again | Feb 6, 2015
  • Walking around San José Day 3 Feb 5, 2015 What a difference 12 hours of sleep can make! Rested and fuelled by a buffet breakfast we were ready to start our day. Guide and maps in hand we headed out. We took Posted by Colenso in On the Road Again | Feb 5, 2015
  • The Long Way to San JoséDay 1 & 2 - February 3RD & 4TH, 2015 We are running the first two days together because that’s they way they happened. We booked on points months ago and were scheduled Vic-Seattle-SF-LA-San José. Our flight was late leaving Seattle Posted by Colenso in On the Road Again | Feb 4, 2015
  • Rock On, TommyThe border from Nicaragua to Costa Rica has a reputation for being a pain to cross, with several sources telling me to expect long queues and fussy officials. The two countries have had a bit of a tiff and apparently Posted by LordGibil in The Littlest Hobo | Feb 4, 2015
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