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Day 39 - Thursday 6th February Travel day. Farewell Nicaragua, hello Costa Rica! We had heard it would be a bit of a mission to get through the Nicaragua / Costa Rica border so we left early to try beat the crowds. 45 minute shuttle from Santa Cruz to Moyogalpa. 1 hour ferry to Rivas. Taxi (lazy option!) from Rivas to Penas Blancas (the boarder). A …
... there were tropical plants all around us, there were flashlights....haha only things missing were dinosaurs. The tour guides were awesome and really knew their stuff. We got back to our hotel late that night, and the power was out, of course. Haha but it made for a fun night of trying to eat dinner and get dry in pitch black rooms. The next morning we got picked up by the guides again and then headed to a natural hot spring river!! It was ...
... and the owners as well as my fellow travellers were really cool. I guess the best thing about my stay in San Jose was completing my first bungee jump! This was a childhood dream of mine, the jump itself was only 80m but was a really good warm up to the 200m-plus jumps I want to attempt in New Zealand. After San Jose I braved a 4 hour bus journey to a small town called La Fortuna to see the Arenal volcano. After a long journey it was a welcome invitation ...
... on campus, because there was love music and dancing! Haha very fun. Then we went and baked treats for the fútbol party and got ready for that. The fútbol party was awesome! We has no idea how many students would show up because with Ticos, a "yes I'm coming for sure!" is a strong maybe haha. But I think we were all pleasantly surprise and the Cru house was full of students, a few of whom we had just met that morning! It was great to hang out-they are soooo into soccer! ...
... local food places and local artists and craftsmen set up in tents around campus selling food and things, and students were doing crazy things all over campus! There were bands, acrobats, blow up pools, dancing, singing, and more. There were also swings randomly set up all over campus and random cheerleaders-it was like a cultural explosion. Very interesting and exciting to watch, but a weird day to try and talk to students! But ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Free parking
- Pets allowed