Casa Cambranes Lodge
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... plants, explore jungles, go on exciting adventures, and learn a little bit about a brand-new culture. This trip met and exceeded all of our expectations on that front.
Although Costa Rica is considered a third world country, we found it to be very clean, and every place we visited (admittedly, touristy areas!) to be very safe, and all of the locals were exceedingly polite and friendly, and most spoke excellent ...
... have a kitchenette and bath, while the younger folks have cabins equipped with a full kitchen and adequate space for all to sleep. Some grumbling about ants and other critters that are sharing the dwellings occurs but hey, you’re in a Costa Rican rainforest, let’s be realistic. We will meet back by the bus in a few minutes to take a quick trip to the ocean before dark.
The walk to the ocean is a bit mucky, but worth it. The pounding surf is amazing ...
... design (opposite problem here to Kenya as here there is too much rain and excess water is really bad for the banana plants). When the banana plants (bananas do not grow on trees, they grow on tall plants and are essentially a giant herb) get waterlogged they get stressed and produce a chemical called ethylene which stimulates the ripening process. Growers do not want this as the bananas need to be shipped green and unripened. Seeds of commercial banana plants are ...
... had a quick look around and headed back to Heredia.
Afterwards we ventured into San Jose and I bought a bag to carry my text books and Morgan got the official Costa Rican Football shirt. He is playing in it right now in the 'garage' and will wear it proudly while he watches Costa Rica V USA in the World Cup qualifier tonight. Many supporters were wearing this shirt in San Jose today and we ...
... My host family isn’t supposed to provide lunch for me on weekdays because the program doesn’t cover the expense (only breakfast and dinner). Another extra notion of kindness from Ricardo was that he suggested throwing a birthday party for me even though my birthday has already come and gone. I wouldn’t want them to do such a superfluous thing for me,but I was rather touched by his acceptance of ...
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