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Looking for a way to top all of the adventures we had in Arenal and Manuel Antonio, we decided to bungee jump off the old bridge over the Colorado river. It was definitely one of the highlights of the trip and a I even gave a shout out on video to the World champion Baltimore Raven's before I jumped. www.bungee.co.cr/
... and lots of wildlife too). On the way home, we passed howler monkeys shrieking in the trees and even saw a couple of Toucan - which Robbie was very pleased about.
While we were on our trip, the guide was talking to us about tourism in the region and how the government was trying to promote eco-tourism in the jungle. There were really very little tourists in this area and we knew before arriving that it was off the beaten track due to the difficulty ...
... on how to share effectively, and realized each person kind of has his/her own style...I've realized that I like to ask questions and listen, more than I like to dump God on them-yes it is important to leave them with truth, but ultimately, sharing Christ is not about me, but rather about listening and loving people. Spent the rest of the afternoon going over my testimony, which I will be sharing tomorrow night at an outreach event ...
... with non savvy western tourists who dont take the time to pay attention to local prices, travel much beyond their doorstep nor speak the language. And so it came to pass, that after the following morning's beach yoga, I took off fairly quickly to explore the hidden coves and quaint bays of the next beach along from Maderas. I found peace, and picture postcard waves that crashed over my head as I spent the majority of the day diving beneath brilliant blue surf ...
... is full on paddling, with the guide shouting "come on, paddle hard", to try to get us to the correct part of the river. Other times its just gently drifting down the calm sections, scenery is spectacular, jungle on both sides all the way down, lots of birds, kingfishers etc, some iguanas, not a hint of civilisation, and lots of waterfalls and rapids joining the main river. The trip was billed as ok for people with no experience, our fear was it may just ...
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We were surprised at the beauty of the gardens that surrounded the hotel. I got lost walking through the 10 acres with beautiful trees and flowers and so many different kinds of plants. There were nice sitting areas and fountains and I wish we had been able to stay longer to enjoy it and relax in the gardens. The room was very clean and modern and the staff were so pleasant and helpful. There was a concierge desk which really came in handy for us the last 2 days to plan additional tours.
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