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  • Looking Back FondlyI know, I know I complained about the rain. I also knew I would look back on my days along the Chirripo River with fondness. Just remember to go during the shoulder seasons and most important..... [img=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/510746/Be_Lucky_ Posted by pscotterly in Oh My! Costa Rica | Nov 25, 2020
  • Walking to RivasAlong the 2 1/2 miles you might get [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgRafRp-P-o|the earworm Walking to Memphis]], but it is nothing like that.(Perhaps it is because the song is Walking IN Memphis!) [img=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/51074 Posted by pscotterly in Oh My! Costa Rica | Nov 17, 2020
  • The Week the Rain Never StoppedMy house is just across the road from the confluence of the Chirripo Pacifico and...well, I was told there are two rivers, but I can't find it on the map. I think it must be a fork of Posted by pscotterly in Oh My! Costa Rica | Nov 17, 2020
  • Ramble Along La RamblaI lived on a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4zSKM5zbpI| Dirt Road]] with with a sign that said la Rambla. In Costa Rica addresses are not really used. No one would know where la Rambla was. If I needed to tell where I Posted by pscotterly in Oh My! Costa Rica | Nov 16, 2020
  • My Home in San Francisco de RivasI got off to a bad start. The morning of my flight I awoke sneezing and feeling a bit raspy. It only increased as the first few days in Costa Rica passed. I knew it was the rainy season, but I Posted by pscotterly in Oh My! Costa Rica | Nov 15, 2020
  • Costa Rica==My travel map== * TBD ===Resources for planning a trip=== * [[https://wikitravel.org/en/Costa_Rica|Costa Rica wiki travel]] * [[https://www.visitcostarica.com/en|Costa Rica Tourism]] --> see the full list of countries and regions that I'v Posted by MurkTravels in MurkTravels | Dec 31, 1999
  • Puerto ViejoThere is another corner of Costa Rica I want to visit this trip. Time to catch t[[https://www.google.com/search?q=san+jose+to+puerto+viejo&oq=san+jose+to&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0l4j69i65l2j69i60.13914j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8|he bus from San Jose to Puert Posted by pscotterly in Ah! Costa Rica | Mar 26, 2020
  • Colourful Costa RicaSample Itinerary - Day 1: Fly into Liberia - Day 2: Liberia to Arenal/La Fortuna, stopping at Rinc√≥n de la Vieja for hiking en route - Day 3: Explore Arenal/La Fortuna - I recommend checking out [b]Mistico A Posted by madrugada in Destination (Un)known. | Mar 24, 2020
  • Monteverde InnIt is a good thing I checked into the [[https://www.monteverdeinncr.com/|Monteverde Inn]] when I had less than 24 hours left in Monteverde..... because I might not have ever left! [img=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/510746/edbce890-6dff-11ea-bf6e- Posted by pscotterly in Ah! Costa Rica | Mar 24, 2020
  • Around MonteverdeThe "green mountain" of Monteverde is rather steep. The walk into town, which is actually St Elena, is downhill. The return to the hotel is, of course, uphill as I discovered on my first day here. Future trips did not seem Posted by pscotterly in Ah! Costa Rica | Mar 24, 2020
  • Touring with AndresIf you are not an experienced bird watcher or in the know on flora and fauna, you need to get a good guide. My friend Mary Kelley recommended [[https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006425205508|Andres the guide]] she had used when she and her daugh Posted by pscotterly in Ah! Costa Rica | Mar 24, 2020
  • On to New PlacesI am on the bus headed to the places we most often see in the tourist brochures and web sites. [img=https://photos.travellers Posted by pscotterly in Ah! Costa Rica | Mar 14, 2020
  • Adios, AtenasBecause I didn't read the guidebook, I wasn't aware of the famous statue on the outskirts of Atenas until the owner of my house-sit mentioned it on my last day in town. [img=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/510746/b01c28a0-605a-11ea-a997-85caba862b99 Posted by pscotterly in Ah! Costa Rica | Mar 8, 2020
  • Shopping My favorite thing about shopping in Costa Rica: You DON'T have to buy more than you need. Look at these perfect-si Posted by pscotterly in Ah! Costa Rica | Mar 7, 2020
  • Amigas Although we never met again, I really felt that I could have had a friend with this woman who gave me a mani-pedi. Across from the nail salon was a wonderful little coffee Posted by pscotterly in Ah! Costa Rica | Mar 6, 2020
  • A Town and a Tour I headed up Avenida 0 to the parada de autobus de los barrios. We rode along mountain roads through[[https://www.facebook.com/josechavesu| the pueblo of San Isidora]] where ma Posted by pscotterly in Ah! Costa Rica | Mar 4, 2020
  • Visita a Pueblo Pequeno The Atenas bus systems serve many of the smaller communities and barrios in the province. Today, I chose to go to [[https://en.w Posted by pscotterly in Ah! Costa Rica | Mar 1, 2020
  • Visita a Una Gran CiudadDecided to take th[[http://www.coopetransatenas.com/report_horario2.php|e Coopetransatenas bus]] from Atenas to the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Jos%C3%A9,_Costa_Rica|capital city of San Jose.]] [img=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/510746/db2a Posted by pscotterly in Ah! Costa Rica | Feb 29, 2020
  • Playing TouristMy main objective of this type of travel is to pretend like I live here. One day, I decided to visit some local tourist attractions instead of just hanging out. I took the Posted by pscotterly in Ah! Costa Rica | Feb 26, 2020
  • Mi Casa en Atenas Most of the homes in Costa Rica are within walls or wrought iron fences. It is a "different world" when you walk from the stree Posted by pscotterly in Ah! Costa Rica | Feb 22, 2020
  • Up in the Air, Junior BirdmenYou can spend at least six hours and $200 and hire a cab to drive from Hacienda del Sol to Atenas - OR you can spend 55 minutes and $85 to fly from the [[https://|Nesaro]] airport. For some reason, I Posted by pscotterly in Ah! Costa Rica | Feb 21, 2020
  • Guanacaste Beaches One of my objectives of this trip was to locate an area where it might be nice to spend a month or so in the winter. Almost every Posted by pscotterly in Ah! Costa Rica | Feb 21, 2020
  • Hacienda del Sol By the second day, I had easily met the other 12 guests. Some had alread Posted by pscotterly in Ah! Costa Rica | Feb 20, 2020
  • Welcome to Hacienda del Sol [img=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/510746/c102d860-53fa-11ea-bc68-3f76 Posted by pscotterly in Ah! Costa Rica | Feb 20, 2020
  • Costa RicaBy this point, we were really starting to get used to catching the local buses. To the extent where catching four separate buses over two countries and twelve hours seems achievable. It also helps when said route costs $10 and Posted by joe90mitch in Joe and Rachel round the world | Feb 14, 2020
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