The Flying Scorpion
Travel Blogs from Playa San Miguel
... we were going hiking up a volcano in the now midday heat,
after a night of drink!!
We took a taxi from town to the start of the Cerro Chato hike. A
short enough hike at 4/5km but its a steep uphill from the very
The sun was blazing and within seconds we were SWEATING BULLETS!
The first hour is through beautifully manicured gardens, where you can see fabulous flowers and birds.
The next hr is in the primary forest. Here the monkeys ...
... wanted me to come out because its my day off tomorrow. All I wanted to do was sit in bed and relax though so it was kind of a waste as I don't have to get up early tomorrow! Day 39: I actually, for my first day off in 5 weeks, managed to get up at a sensible time. So there was no 6am, 7am wake up for me today but 10am. Thank god, I'm so tired! I ran down to the shop to pick up my ice water I had left there to find it had been taken and ...
... family: Arial; line-height: normal; ">And the city's still on my mind
Bikinis and palm trees danced in my head
I was still in the baggage line
Concrete and cars are their own prison bars like this life I'm living in
But the plane brought me ...
... cliffhanger). Rodrigo had no problem slowing down because of course the more you weigh the faster you go. I slowed down a fair bit but never to a complete stop although I kind of wanted to. On the second to last cable the sky closed up and poured tropical rain down. We knew it would be harder to stop. The drops of water at the fast speed as we flew through the air hurt my face and I had to close my eyes. It reminded me of the bike tour during the ...
This morning we met our tour at 8am and headed by bus to Palo Verde National Park. Our stops along the way were to Guaitil Village where the indigenous people of CR are still making their pottery using the original techniques passed down to them and then to Nicoya where we saw the oldest Cathedral in CR.
In Guaitil, we got to see a local family show us first hand how they hand sculpt the pottery they are so famous for, where the clay comes from, and what minerals ...