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... with fright myself!
Discovered Happy Hour in the Crow's Nest on Level 9. That acts as our predinner treat.
Show -harpist Shirley Dominguez with Latin numbers, very good, but started to sound the same by the end.
Spotted a seabird perched on something having an easy ride. People nearby said it was probably hitching a ride on a turtle! Very believable.( Actually this was to became quite a common sight!)
Tuesday, 5 May Puntarenas, Costa Rica
... coast. The room itself was fairly basic, but clean and tidy.
As I only had the afternoon and the next day to explore, I decided to dive in straight away and do a few things. I managed to book a tour called 'La Trapiche' which was a visit to a working coffee plantation. They also grew cocoa and sugar cane, but coffee was the main business. For about US$30 you get a two hour tour and it takes you through the whole process of the coffee being grown and ...
... 1879, a stretch of railroad track was completed, connecting Puntarenas with the town of Esparza where the ox cart came out of the mountains. By 1910 a rail service had been opened up as far as the capital, San Jose. The port of Caldera where Queen Elizabeth is docked was built in the late 1980s to accommodate larger vessels resulting from increasing levels of tourism and export. COSTA RICA - literally "Rich Coast". It's just over half the size of Scotland with ...
... collectivo for a weekend in Puerto Jimenez. We went for a really good meal which consisted of a delicious and huge pizza washed down with a glass of wine. After which we headed to a couple bars and finished at the one nightclub in town - Agua Luna. After a few too many drinks I stumbled back to the hostel at 4:00am for some much needed ...
... 1pm. Now almost 11am, that's too long to wait. Whilst looking for the local bus station we were approached by a taxi man, offering us a taxi for 200 cordobas in total. So at about £1.50 each we jumped in! It now seemed very pointless coming to Rivas to get a 2nd taxi but there not much we can do there! We arrived at the border which was very busy, it took about 15-20 minutes in the queue to exit Nicaragua. Now about midday, we'd signed ...