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Bereits um 06.00 Uhr fuhr der Bus vor und holte uns vom Hotel ab. Nach ca. 1.5 Std. Fahrt legten wir einen Frühstückshalt ein. Zu Essen gab es das hier traditionelle Gallo Pinto, bestehend aus Reis mit Bohnen und Eiern, was sehr köstlich ist. Danach ging’s zum Pacuare River, wo wir in unser Raft einsteigen konnten. Mit dabei war eine …
On the farm land, I saw two horses. One brown and the other white with spots (not purple ones.. lol). I said "hi" to them and then went back to get the carrots and celery that I had as leftovers from the previous day. They seemed to like them a little.
Since it was getting dark, I headed back to the room to rest as I was also a bit tired. I'm now watching tv (all the channels are in Spanish though) and lying on my bed.
... pack was quite a challenge! We ploughed ahead though and without too much trouble, were soon at our designated campsite. Our destination was a local football pitch and despite a kickabout game in progress and an attempt to move us on, we set up camp for the night. We checked in with our first of many Situation Reports (SITREP), cooked up dinner on our trangia stoves and slept fairly soundly. It's not training without raining, but we lucked out ...
... random Costa Rican pair ahead of us. The older guy reassured us that it's not far, only like 15 mins to the base camp. He also said the path will soon go downhill. He wasn't lying... after slugging the last kilometer, we were at Los Crestones base camp!!
I was SO grateful. It took us a little over 7 hours. I heard the average is ~8 hours, so go us!
We saw a pack of Costa Ricans in the kitchen making soup and ...
... area. After negotiating the undulating
topography of Achuapa, the second half of the trek is undertaken within
the watchful gaze of the imperious Volcan Momotombo which remains within
sight until the trek's conclusion. The final push sees venturers tackle
the slopes of the Maribios volcano chain with spectacular views over
Lake Managua before descending ...