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... big fan of snakes back home in Canada but at least there they are not poisonous. Here, in Costa Rica, I have read book and they always point out that there are plenty of poisonous snakes in Costa Rica. The snake skin really scared me. Imagine, if I had seen a real snake. I think I would have had an accident... or worse.. been bitten and left to die.
Even after seeing the snake skin, I had to continue. What else could I do at that point? It's not like I could flap my arms and ...
... affectionate name for the people of Costa Rica.
We are learning the essential Spanish phrases, but my favorite is “Pura Vida”, pronounced POOrah VEEdah, with a little roll of the “r”. It is a term used by Ticos, put on all the t-shirts, and means essentially “Pure Life”. They say it a lot and it has various rather profound meanings to them. To me, at this point, if some one says “How are you?” or ...
... hotel by noon. All I could think about was just relaxing. We actually tried to search around to see if we could rent a scooter or a golf cart of some sort to ride around the coast, but we were very unsuccessful. Tip for next time: RESERVE SCOOTERS IN ADVANCE! They said the golf carts were reserved up until March 15! Thats crazy. Anyway, I spent the rest of the day by the pool and then went to "La Ancla" for a late lunch/early dinner. This place was probably the best restaurant ...
... This was a very good experience as walking back up from these falls, I was so out of breath! I was ready to drop at the top. Please attempt if you are in good shape...I was not! There is little night life, several restaurants and bars and mainly people hang out in the park. We wanted to go back to the hot springs but I think we were just exhausted from the days....we passed it up.
Our next drive was to ...
... my friends enjoying the fruits, or milk, of our labor.
Of course a lot of time was spent on the beaches. We would all take turns swimming, snorkeling and watching our possessions on the beach. To top off every good beach visit was a nice siesta under some low palm leaves. A happy hour of rest and relaxation.
Besides the coconut, I did always try to make a point to try new foods, especially typical local treats. ...