Blue Jay Lodge
Travel Blogs from Mal Pais
... One other nice thing is that we met up with Barry from Austin and his fiancee Natalia. Unfortunately, Brian and I were still not feeling well and we had to cut our dinner outing short. For some reason I started feeling very nauseous while we were eating.
The next day, they showed up at our place and caught Brian at his usual place in the hammock taking a nap. Brian perked up when Barry said he would be willing to ...
This was a day of surprises. FUN surprises and, well, I just have to tell you all about it. We dropped anchor first at Curu but Barry and I decided to lounge about on our ship instead of going to town. We worked up an appetite for the big beach barbecue on Tortuga Island. Barry was like, "What? We do barbeque in Memphis better than they can!" Well, it was quite a barbecue and Barry was flat wrong. In fact if there is a gourmet barbecue this was it. ...
... we made it
onto a bus headed (supposedly) for Monteverde.
Two hours later the bus stopped, and we were left standing
in the dust at the side of the motorway with all our worldly possessions and no
clue about where we were. We took shelter in a car park across the road as it
began to rain, trying to figure out how to reach our destination when like
something from a horror film, a little old lady crept from a boarded up shop
but then ...
... at its throat.
It can also expand its neck feathers to a surprising size. At night along the waterfront it will often cry out its growling roar as if it is telling the noisy roosting grackles to STFU !
On this trip we had observed an immature outside of town did had not seen the king dude until the very last day when we got up before sunrise and rolled our obscene amount of luggage down the hill from Luna Llena before sunrise ...
... central american travel:
Most people probably know this as a general rule of thumb anyway, but this specific example makes it crystal clear.
Try and buy western food and you'll pay through the nose, and it'll taste rubbish.
Buy local, and it'll be amazing.
Case in point: I have a pizza addiction. I haven't yet tried one out here, but the prices are huge, and I know it will be ...