Hotel Cortez Azul
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Pets allowed
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... Honestly, as cheesy as it sounds, their hugs and words of gratitude are more than enough of a gift for me. Las Hermanas and the administrative and clinical staff at Manos Abiertas wanted to have lunch with us today so we all sat around a huge table outside and has AMAZING chicken lasagna that had carrots and broccoli and corn in it...YUM-O. The food was from the same family that makes the best food in Costa Rica. The sisters were very ...
... our guide pointed out this bright red fruit on a tree, which no one was able to identify. It's called a "cashew apple," although it's not an apple at all! In fact, the red part is not a fruit but the swollen stem on which the cashew fruit is hanging from the tree.
The next step in the coffee process is drying the beans, which is done with hot air in these huge drums, ...
... free wifi, free bottled waters and snacks in the room. It's so nice to actually be able to flush the toilet paper again and take long hot showers. Traveling does make you appreciate the luxuries we take for granted in the States.
I was also able to print our boarding passes and pay our departure taxes at the hotel. Plus, the hotel offers the best exchange rate we've found with no service ...
... they wouldn't but she did give us a "distressed traveler" coupon that allowed us to get the room for far cheaper than we would have otherwise.
Of course, our luggage did make the flight, so we have no clothes or toiletries. United generously (hah!) gave us each little toiletry bags that had toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc. in them.
The one great thing about this unexpected change in plans is that ...
... etc. So naturally, I go out and find a way to make it work. And also sometimes my determination to save money drives me to do things they would usually advise against.
Most recently I wanted to climb a volcano that was outside of town in order to swim at the crater lake on the summit. I was told to take a cab, pay for a guide, buy a hiking stick and wear pants. Of course, I walked the extra distance from the city and did it alone without a hiking stick or ...