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TravelPod Member ReviewsMaleku Hostel Alajuela
They won't pick you up at the airport, but they do have hourly free shuttle back to the airport which we really appreciated. Nice kitichen, wifi. Close to supermarket, and walking distance to Bank of Costa RIca in mall to pay airport exit tax if want to pay ahead of time.
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... are picked one at a time by migrant workers that mostly come from Nicaragua. They are paid by how much they pick. For every basket they get one token, and at the end of the week, the tokens are exchanged for money. They are provided with housing and a very fast worker can earn $40 - $50 per day. The process is very labor-intensive, the plants take 4 years to produce coffee beans and only have one crop yearly. Premium beans are ...
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... and trades, and most importantly, she lets them know that they are VALUED. It was such a gift to be able to meet her today.
I have attached a few pictures from the last couple of days. We have truly made every moment count here at Hogar De Vida and are so grateful for all of your prayers and love.
Please pray for safe travels as we all venture back to chilly Wisconsin!!
... The afternoons were spent relaxing, after the mornings exertion and we started up entertainment time, when a new pair led the rest of the group in actvities, each day. These ranged from a scavenger hunt, a life drawing class, to quizzes and more energetic games. On one of our last days, the ranger arrived at our house with our final delivery of fresh food for the phase; the tomatoes and fruit were very appetising but the item that received the most attention was the ice (and coke) ...
... chatted up some random kids who were hanging around. They spoke decent English (something I do not take for granted in Costa Rica) and offered to walk us over to a chicken place. Despite their spiky hair and earrings, they were very nice and polite, and knew so many people around the town.
The fried chicken was definitely a hot spot for families. It tasted pretty similar to KFC except they give you a sauce that ...