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Its was Fathers Day here, and Mariel invited us to lunch with her family, after a morning walk thru the Sunday market and up in the hills in the Tirol neighborhood. After lunch we spent the rest of the day working on a grant outline... home we go ...
... headlights) turned off the waterfall in the
bathroom (it was a little like the sound of traffic during rush hour) and
closed the balcony doors (the sound of crickets and frogs can get annoying).
In the morning we woke at 6am and made coffee. We headed up to the
restaurant for the buffet breakfast and then took a walk in the park. Our
guided tour of the park didn’t begin until 8:45 a.m. but there were staff all
around who were more than happy to ...
... colors and polished to a shine. Next we got excited about going to Doka coffee plantation and as we wound our way on the road each vista was better than the last....so green! Saw leather ferns growing under shade tarps and they are harvested and exported to florists in the US and elsewhere. We learn about the currency of CR - about 542 colonos = $1.00. American currency is readily accepted but you get change in heavy colonos coins. We also ...
... orchid display area. The orchid is the national flower of Costa Rica. I have never seen so many orchids in one place. Eddie told us there are hundreds of varieties in his country.
We continued on to the jungle cats area. I must say my least favorite part of our visit was the various animal cages such as the monkeys, sloths, and the jungle cats. It did look like the animals were well cared for, but I ...
... biodiversity. After dinner this evening we had a presentation by a local biologist who studies bats. While the U.S. has only one type of bat, those that eat insects, Costa Rica has vampire bats, carnivorous bats, bats that eat fruit, others that feed on the nectar of flowers (night-time humming birds if you will), and even a group of bats that specialize in eating fish. All of this diversity for a single type of animal in a ...
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