Hotel Don Fadrique
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Thu Mar 26
-mellow hike n pool morning. Longish drive to San Jose.
-excellent dinner at Grano de Oro. Found out about a costa rica vs ...
... offender stayed there, completely ignoring us. He did give me the beady eye, but obviously I am not a vegetable (yet).
There are many signs requesting people not to feed the animals, but we saw people feeding the monkeys to be able to get good photos.
Our hotel had a pool, so today was a day to chill out.
Eating out is expensive, not only the food, but advertised prices always exclude the 13.5% tax and the 10% service charge on top of that.
... morning. Traffic lights are quite funny - the little green man is not only moving like he is walking as well but it also makes a kind of cuckoo noise...very loud so you know now you are officially allowed to cross the road..too bad noone really cares about traffic lights... The traditional Costa Rican breakfast is rice with beans....or if you want a change beans with rice. Food in general does not seem to be very important....so you can eat chicken, pizza or ...
... was also nice to see the different marine life.
After snorkelling around I found myself quite hungry so I stopped at a local fish and chip shop which was very nice it was so appealing because it was like tasting Australia which was nice but the fish so fresh.
After the beautiful lunch I went to my next scheduled activity which was KSTR monkey Tour.
The monkey tour was so interesting we travelled through the jungle ...
... than expected- the bus door fell off! I was hoping that I would pick up a huge amount of Spanish to help me over the next month but only one phrase sticks in my mind- 'Pura Vida' (pure life) which is the Costa Rican reply to everything and everything- I guess it's not a bad approach!
I had a brief afternoon in Madrid to wander the streets, many plazas and the odd museum before I took the train east to Caspe for my next placement, more on that in my next ...