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Travel Blogs from Alajuela
... the pants had nothing to do with saving money).
Today, I woke up at 5am, at the instruction of a tourist advisor, in order to commute to another city and catch a bus in time to make it to a national park. Turns out there was no way I could make the connection. So I find the next best thing: a friendly group of Canadians in the hostel lobby to spend the day with. The only thing better than a good plan, is when the good plan flips upsidedown giving way to a ...
... but not after missing the hotel and going to the National Park.
We have not had any solid food since breakfast so I am offically "Hangry" we are lucky and a reservation is canceled and we get seated right away a roll and my demeanor starts to change and then a glass of wine and everything is fine I have a New York strip and Deb has the Talapia which is local with lobster all very good. It was a long day and we went right to sleep.
... they dont normally come as high into the mountains as Monte Verde.
But sloths, sloths were everywhere. The tree branches above us were always moving but early into the night the guide pointed out where she knew a sloth to be sleeping. She promised we would come back later to see him out and about. So off we went, deeper into the jungle which the guide seemed to know like the back off her hand. Dan called it a labrynth of paths and thats exactly what it was. I ...
... wonderful driver was Pelon. He used to be a chef with his brother, but because of a falling out with their uncle they lost the restaurant. He said he was enjoying his work getting his life back on track doing the tourism thing.
Costa Rica fun facts:
- 121 volcanoes above sea level, 300+ under the ocean
- This is the most expensive country in Central America (right behind Belize, ironically)
- Pineapple is big here.. did you ...
... the guy working there brought us 5,000 colones that was the change from our taxi driver that dropped us off at Alajuela's Central Park! We were definitely impressed with that!
On the way to drop the car off, we stopped at the mall again because we wanted to get some souvenirs from a store that we had seen the other day. The mall itself was closed because it was early I guess so ...