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Travel Blogs from Jaco
oh costa rica... what a country.
rosanne and i bid a sad farewell to nicaragua and headed to la fortuna, costa rica. our first impression was an immediate WOW... this country was more expensive than canada! our first meal, a sandwich, was $8, and the grocery store prices were even more insane, with a bottle of head and shoulders shampoo costing $10! however, our first morning there, we woke up and headed to a beautiful waterfall. the $10 it cost to get in was a bit ...
... legitimacy of the State of Israel, and its refusal to comply with 236 U.N. resolutions. We always try to keep off politics but sometimes you have to try to put ***** in their place, although I hasten to add that Israel by no means has a monopoly on twattism
Anyway we were only 2 hours from the Costa Rican border, so off we went. The border formalities were reputed to be complex but we did not find it so. Our only problem was a gridlock of huge articulated trucks, ...
... with the kids. A final lunch with Tim capped off a very productive morning.
The afternoon was spent with some finishing of odds and ends around the compound and a trip to town to the COOP to get some local treats and of course coffee to take home. The afternoon was a light day for work activity and there was no structured kid time in the afternoon. This allowed everyone to ...
... before going back to the ship to take a nap and study! The day right after Costa Rica (today) was our first day of final exams so we had to find time to study. I studied like crazy and feel great about the two history finals I had today. Now, I feel great having them over with, although I have one more architecture exam in two days. Tomorrow is a study day while we transit the Panama Canal.
My second day in Costa Rica was also wonderful. I went on an outrigger canoe ...
... panic. Luckily, I knew it was full moon night and as soon as the moon would show up, I would be able to see at least a little. I started singing to calm myself down. And I kept on paddling, and paddling, and paddling,...for like 20 minutes or so (felt like 3 hours). Until finally, Ricardo came and pulled me to shore. I was so relieved. Still, stand up paddling was fun. Maybe next time I will just do it at the lake in ...
How has this condo rated in the past?
- Fitness/Health center
- Pets allowed