Travel Blogs from Orosi, Costa Rica

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Maybe just a drop in the bucket...but a big drop, Orosi, Costa Rica travel blog

Maybe just a drop in the bucket...but a big drop

A travel blog entry by bootsmade4wlkin

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... ;mindbogglingly strange to me that in an hour I won't be surrounded by these friends that have been so integral in my Costa Rican experience. I leave Orosi in an hour.  And I'm scared.  This place, so foreign at first, a place where I got ...

Stuck in Time, Orosi, Costa Rica travel blog

Stuck in Time

A travel blog entry by bootsmade4wlkin

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... ; But now I understand.  It was a great month, an easy month, but not how I will remember my time in Costa RicaOrosi is a vacation, a great vacation but not real life.  Good times are always had here...even while simply crossing the ...

Pura Vida...eventually, Orosi, Costa Rica travel blog

Pura Vida...eventually

A travel blog entry by bootsmade4wlkin

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... me totally self conscious of all the stuff I had brought with me, and head towards my new home.  Hola...es bonita...Orosi...Como estas...I mean esta...I mean...how are you?  My bag...heavy...sor...lo siento...me gusta musica...mi espanol es muy ...

Crossing the Rio Grande...Well, Not quite!!, Piedades de Santa Ana, Costa Rica travel blog

Crossing the Rio Grande...Well, Not quite!!

A travel blog entry by semi-backpacker

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THE LONGEST HIKE Today Doņa Zoraida suggested we walk to Ciudad Colon, which would be about an hour and a half. The two times I had been to Ciudad Colon in the past, I had taken a taxi for approx $2, so I was excited to learn the walking route. Hey, ...

Getting Sick in Costa Rica - A True Blessing, Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica travel blog

Getting Sick in Costa Rica - A True Blessing

A travel blog entry by semi-backpacker

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BEING THAT I'M UNINSURED... Costa Rica was the perfect place to take on an ear infection! A few days ago, I started to feel a sharp pain and stuffiness in my right ear. If I had been in the US, a doctor's visit and prescribed antibiotic would have cost ...

Finally Becoming an Auntie - Well, not Technically, Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica travel blog

Finally Becoming an Auntie - Well, not Technically

A travel blog entry by semi-backpacker

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MY NEW FAMILY IN COSTA RICA In previous entries I have mentioned Doņa Zoraida. She is my neighbor and has been my hiking buddy for the last two months. Her family has really taken me in as one of their own and I have grown close to her daughter, sons, ...

My Mom's Arrival, Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica travel blog

My Mom's Arrival

A travel blog entry by semi-backpacker

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PICKING MY MOM AT THE AIRPORT After planning my mom's trip to Costa Rica what seems like ages ago, the date arrived and so did my mom! Doņa Zoraida and her son, Carlos were kind enough to go to the airport with me and pick her up. We enjoyed great ...

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Life in the "Big" city of Ciudad Colon

A travel blog entry by semi-backpacker

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THE NEIGHBORING "BIG" CITY Today I realized that Ciudad Colon is a much closer walk than the town of Piedades, which is where I had been going for my grocery shopping and general exploration needs. Ciudad Colon also has much more going on and is a ...

Ctenosaurs and the Volcano, Arenal, Costa Rica travel blog

Ctenosaurs and the Volcano

A travel blog entry by jackdrury

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Giant hot boulders came hurtling down the face of the volcano leaving trails of smoke in their wake. At two kilometres away you can hear, seem to feel each thump. We were about as close you are allowed to get to it, at Arenal Observatory Lodge. Twice we ...

Welcome to the Monkey House (and the lizard beach), Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica travel blog

Welcome to the Monkey House (and the lizard beach)

A travel blog entry by nklenske

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Visit Klenske, Ink. We are staying at La Mariposa hotel (the butterfly), which is perched on a cliff overlooking the pacific ocean and manuel antonio national park. The hotel is gorgeous, mostly due to the scenery and the vistas. Thereīs a swimming ...

'Roughing It', Parque Nacional de Corcovado, Costa Rica travel blog

'Roughing It'

A travel blog entry by nklenske

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... . On the platform we saw a troop of spider monkeys, meaning that we now saw all four species of primates located in costa rica. We also heard two troops of howler monkeys fighting over their territory, but never did see them. Several tropical birds were ...

Costa Rica, Cahuita, Costa Rica, Costa Rica travel blog

Costa Rica, Cahuita

A travel blog entry by simbah

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Hey guys, well i left Panama after Bocas Del toro & stopped in a little village on the caribbean coast called Cahuita. It is about 10km away from Peurto Viejo where there is a good surfin coast. I decided on the calmer waters & being very close to the ...

Working It Out, Playa Punta Leona, Costa Rica travel blog

Working It Out

A travel blog entry by therican

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... relaxation. The time could read 'Beer:30', when I drink a cerveza estupidamente gelada (stupidly cold beer); this is the way the Costa Ricans love their beer, often times with ice in a glass. Or it could be ' Flor de Cana " O'clock'. ...

Christmas and New year, San Isidro, Costa Rica travel blog

Christmas and New year

A travel blog entry by travellerdalton

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... it took forever. First we had to exit Costa Rica and then we had to enter Panama. Then we had to exit Panama and go to Costa Rica again. And then we had to drive back to the farm which took another 4 hours not including going to the market to buy ...

From the Rain Forest to the Cloud Forest, Cuerici, Costa Rica travel blog

From the Rain Forest to the Cloud Forest

A travel blog entry by worldfamous

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... , and I talked to Carlos about his farm, why he was so interested in sustainability and his ideas for the betterment of Costa Rica.  The finca is bordered by old growth cloud forest, which includes many oaks (Quercus copeyensis and Quercus ...

Junquillo Abajo, Puriscal, Costa Rica travel blog

Junquillo Abajo

A travel blog entry by espriseme

My folks once related a friend-of-a-friend story about some people who came to visit from the former Soviet Union, and couldn't believe what they saw in the American grocery stores. The shelves were so well-stocked with such a wide variety of quality ...

Animal Kingdom meets Fantasy Island, Cabo Matapalo, Costa Rica travel blog

Animal Kingdom meets Fantasy Island

A travel blog entry by greenhousevt

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Our two days inland on the Puerto Jimenez side of the Osa Peninsula were like magic. To the one person out there who I know is planning a trip, letīs talk! Select the slideshow option for this ...

Orosi, Orosi, Costa Rica travel blog

Orosi

A travel blog entry by globetrotterch

Dall'ultima volta che ho scritto di chilometri in macchina ne abbiamo fatti tanti, scendendo lungo la costa al pacifico e arrivando fino alla Penisola Osa. Li siamo rimasti per qualche notte in un bungalow in mezzo alla giungla dove abbiamo fatto qualche ...

Visiting the Borucans, San Isidro, Costa Rica travel blog

Visiting the Borucans

A travel blog entry by travellerdalton

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Two days ago we went up to the mountains and visited a native tribe. We had a tour and after the tour we had lunch. They had a lot of different stuff from their tribe, a lot of masks, a lot of spears and bow and arrows, they also had a lot of bags. ...

Status check: Mi espanol, Orosi, Costa Rica travel blog

Status check: Mi espanol

A travel blog entry by greenhousevt

... (I was surprised when I arrived at the airport in San Jose. I could speak more Spanish than I'd expected. During the drive to Orosi, I could speak with Luis, the driver, more or less.) Todos los dias estoy aprendiendo muchas palabras nuevos. Los verbos ...

Laundry lessons, Orosi, Costa Rica travel blog

Laundry lessons

A travel blog entry by greenhousevt

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1. Do not wait until you are down to one pair of clean underwear to do your laundry. 2. Do not wash *all* of your clothes and sweatshirts/jackets at the same time and then think that you'll actually have something of your own to wear for pajamas that ...

Single white female, Orosi, Costa Rica travel blog

Single white female

A travel blog entry by greenhousevt

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Today is one of those days when the cumulative effect of lying is wearing on me. "Are you married?" "No, I'm single." Looking at the ring on my left hand: "Are you married?" "No." (and then not explaining the ring) "Who's taking care of ...

COSTA RICA, Arenal Volcano Nat'l Park, Corcovado Nat'l Park, Tamarindo, Costa Rica travel blog

COSTA RICA

A travel blog entry by joann.hill12

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We were married and honeymooned in Costa Rica in March/April, 2005. We actually honeymooned before our wedding.  While researching CR, I learned that many restaurants/bars do not serve alcohol during the Easter weekend, which was exactly ...

some photos of the past month, San Isidro, Costa Rica travel blog

some photos of the past month

A travel blog entry by travellerdalton

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Here are some photos. We have had computer problems so I will do my blog later. ...

Montana Linda Spanish school, Orosi, Costa Rica travel blog

Montana Linda Spanish school

A travel blog entry by greenhousevt

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Montana Linda (which means "beautiful mountain" in Spanish) boasts that it is the second-cheapest language school in Costa Rica. I'm not sure which school is the #1 cheapest, but I don't care, either. ;-) It's hard to know if my needs would be ...

Disorientation, Puriscal, Costa Rica travel blog

Disorientation

A travel blog entry by espriseme

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I didn't get much of a chance to write about our accommodations yesterday afternoon, and while it might be better to postpone this entry until after orientation this morning, I had an hour to kill and was worried that after the staff got here, I ...

La Escuela y la Paz, Puriscal, Costa Rica travel blog

La Escuela y la Paz

A travel blog entry by espriseme

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... and strip our own citizens of our most sacred rights, all in the name of protecting us from those unstable foreign governments.   Costa Rica lacks some things I enjoy in my home country. Many of the roads are unpaved or in poor repair. Drinking tap ...

Otras Diferencias, Puriscal, Costa Rica travel blog

Otras Diferencias

A travel blog entry by espriseme

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... in the rubble.   People are friendly. This probably has more to do with being a small town than with being in Costa Rica, but I'll take it. Women carry their babies and toddlers; I've seen maybe one stroller. Girls usually get their ears pierced ...

Mas fotos, Ostional, Costa Rica travel blog

Mas fotos

A travel blog entry by kaypea

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I can't figure out how to add more pictures to the thanksgiving blog so here they ...

La Clinica, Puriscal, Costa Rica travel blog

La Clinica

A travel blog entry by espriseme

Although I'm not suffering unduly, my symptoms from Monday still have not subsided, so I finally decided to seek medical attention. Neither of the doctors CCS usually takes their volunteers to was available today, so Xinia took me to the local urgent ...

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