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... center of town--and you always know if you're going towards or away from downtown.
I continue on Avenida 2, a wide street which passes some of the main churches and plazas. None of the grandiose excess of the cathedrals of Europe or Mexico. Instead of elaborate marble, the pillars are painted colorfully--but not the kind of painting that will last or be appreciated for centuries.
I notice something else in the plazas: monuments to simple folks and ...
... from 20 to 32 but the majority of us being 20-23! There are 12 girls and four boys, one of which is from London with his new wife on their honeymoon!! First group meal was in Ingrid, our tour guides, favourite restaurant where I had a small but deliciously cheesy quesadilla. The hostel we stayed in that night (Kaps Place) was basic but well decorated with a hammoc, inside waterfall pond and lots of green plants. La fortuna was our next stop, a four hour bus ride away in the ...
... 160;milk is sold to a cooperative. They have 3 lovely children. We participated in 2 activities: milking the goats and bottle feeding the young goats. Then Jennifer, the mother, cooked beef and potato tamales for us. The kitchen is the size of our bathrooms...the sink is in the laundry area...Lovely family. I tried to communicate in Spanish but not easy. In Las Parcellas, we visited a rural elementary school Alta Mira. As we arrived, children greeted us and ...
OK, another nerd post. But hey, what'd you expect from a couple of nerds!
We knew that our place in San José came with Internet access when we booked it. However, we were concerned about how good the coverage would be in our habitación (apartment). Since we would be working while we were here, we needed to be as prepared as we could be to make sure we had good access.
When we first moved to San Francisco, ...
... different species of monkeys. Some monkeys we were able to interact pat feed and play with them others were said to be to dangerous to go close to but we were still able to take pictures of them from a distance.
These little guys were my favourite this is a baby white face cappuchin
The afternoon was enjoyable after the monkey tour I went back to the hotel and to advantage of the beautiful pool, spa and sauna which was ...