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Travel Blogs from Nicoya
- Date of stay 08/01/12
- Review Submitted 01/29/13
Our stay in Casa Cielo was a
perfect experience. The owners are especially friendly and helpful, the
cabin is large and well equipped, the place is incredibly quiet and just
a few minutes drive from busy Monteverde. We enjoyed sleeping ...
... in the end. The work here makes me feel useful, like I help the community even if it's just a tiny bit.
Right now I've been in the park for three weeks, to tell everything I did in these three weeks would take me hours. Instead of doing that I'll tell the highlights, the things that impressed me most.
The first project I did here was the Biogarden, or the 'shitmachine' as the volunteers like to call it. The Biogarden consist of two part. One part is a big tank where ...
... I even looked at my phone I knew it was late, in fact it as 2:16am. Fooooook. I was so annoyed because I really had wanted to go! I think my phone and my air conditioner conspired against me because I clearly didn't wake up to my alarm and even if I had turned it off my air conditioner, without fail, randomly turns off every half hour to 40 minutes. And I mean without fail. I'm constantly waking up 30 times a ...
... experience doing it and therefore on one occasion he managed to get hold of my so well and shoved me under the water so hard that he ripped my regulator out of mouth so the mouthpiece came off and actually started drowning me. Fun! Julian, as I have learnt from EFR is also the worst person to do this sort of thing with as he'll either help or hinder you and in many occasions was still drowning himself despite the fact I had rescued him. After all ...
... Then we spent the afternoon at the pool. About 4 pm a van picked us up and drove us to the Hilton Garden Inn by the Liberian airport. This driver took a different route and most of it was on paved roads. We arrived about 5:30. Then we had our last meal and prepared for our trip ...