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... month among them. Halfway throught the evening I was paid a visit by a very strange insect. I later found out it was a giant katydid (google it!) but at the time I was mostly concerned with trying to remove it from my room. I managed to catch it in a glass and set it free outside. I later realized I should have at least taken a photograph of it since it was such an unusual insect (though, as I read on the net, not so special around here). That evening, it also started to rain. ...
... into the springs so it was like a natural massage! So yeah that was real nice. Oh but then, it started to rain. And when I say rain, let's remember it's monsoon season hear so it's rain on steroids. We also had dinner at Baldi and they actually had to take us up in little golf carts because the rain was so intense! And dinner was, you guessed it, muy bien! Tomorrow is another early day but we will be doing a lot of fun things so it's totally worth ...
... and catch up with Sony, 6 Months and 6 Countries later! :)
Saw my first sloth of the holiday aswell – banging!
Then after that brief day, it was back on the road to a small marine park where I hoped to see some whales. I didn’t… and was largely lost most of the time I was there, with some old dear taking pity on me and driving back to the centre because I again fell asleep on the bus and missed my stops!
Even camping there proved to be pricey ...
... with where we are living. While the whole area is most commonly referred to as "Monteverde," the main commercial center is a town called Santa Elena. Monteverde was actually founded by Alabama Quakers who were protesting the Korean War draft and hoping to find a fertile area to dairy farm in 1951. In the late 1960s scientists began to work with leaders in the Quaker community in hopes of preserving the surrounding virgin cloud forests to ...
A late provided lunch of tradtional fare (don't you love the plate ... a leaf on a wooden platter!) ended this most exciting day. By the way, it you didn't want "rice and beans" then the other option was "beans and rice"!
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center