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puerto viejo. lots of information i read about this place warned not to go. but then again, lots of info was to the contrary. i'm glad we did. caribbean jungle. dirt roads. rain. bike rides to manzanillo national park with views of panama. a place i didn't know i would visit a few years later.
our first lodging choice was decent. hotel …
... around you... Take your pick!!! :)
After my morning ride, I headed back to the cottage to have something to eat, talk with Joanne and snuggle with Chiquita on the hammock. There is nothing like enjoying time on a hammock - swinging your time away... la di da ... :)
Oh wait a minute.. I almost forgot something. I did do something in between my bike ride and the hammock. I was riding my bike when I heard music from the church that ...
... harried by the different stall owners trying to entice me into their stalls. Not that I understood any of the Spanish words that they were trying to entice me with... Until one guy stopped me and commented on the red poppy I keep on the strap of my backpack. He was nice so I said I'd come back after having a better look around. Ended up back in his stall chatting to him about Costa Rica and eventually buying a nice handmade coin purse from him, unfortunately still at the ...
... luxury coaches with reclining seats. Our bus was neither of the extremes. We had a 4 1/2 hour ride which we went pretty fast. We ate our 'bus baguettes' for lunch which we made the day before. They were stacked sandwiches of tummy goodness. After bus lunch I dozed off a bit and woke up by dribbling on myself. Classy. Eventually (after worrying we missed our stop) we arrived at the costal town. We had a hostel booked 6km away but as soon as we touched down people were trying ...
... Rick and I have
seen more of their country than they have.
Most Costa Ricans never travel more than 50 miles from home. It is a shame as they have such an amazingly
Well we are on our way out this morning at 8:30 to go on a 2
hour hike in Cahuita National Park and then go snorkeling for another 2.5 hours
in the crystal clear Caribbean!!!!