El Silencio Lodge & Spa
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- Continental Breakfast
- Minbar in room
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
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Our morning started with some uncertain news. Last night’s storm was
worse than predicted and the river had swelled. Trees had fallen blocking the
roads so the bus that was waiting for us on the other side would have to take a
2 and a half hour detour to get to our meeting point. After being delayed by 3
hours we finally got …
... and how we feel about each other. I was in a particularly emotional state (having just watched Terms of Endearment with my daughter), which put me in a frame of mind that I wish on anyone: that of sharing the true love I feel for my family. Here, rewritten in the same spirit it was delivered verbally, is a recap of my feelings for these three objects of my affection I've spent the last 11.5 months with, day in and day out.
You have great presence, ...
... La Fortuna, after an arduous seven hours of travel, the condition of the road degraded to its worst of the day. Once you get to Arenal itself, the roads turn to dirt, with m**************s that reduce your speed to a slow roll. It's probably less than 10 km from the main highway to the lodge up on Arenal, but that stretch ended up taking us a good 30 minutes today ...
So our plans for tonight ...
Location : At home with the Charnocks in Santa Ana, San Jose, Costa Rica
Daytime visit : Dako Coffee Estate, Poas Volcano Narional Park, La Paz Waterfall Gardens
Sunrise : 5.55am Sunset : 5.46pm
Temperature (high) : 30c / 86f (low) : 18c / 64.4f
Time : GMT -6 hours
(Ship's location : At sea en route to Pago Pago)
The tour bus was due to leave the Intercontinental Hotel at Escazu at 6.20am so I was up with ...
... day was spent exploring the small town while dodging the sporadic torrential downpours which would come at about 5 seconds notice. It's amazing how quickly the weather systems move in and out of the valley. Apparently the low lying rain clouds and humidity collide with the volcano, are elevated abruptly and unload on the town. It was well and truly a tourist town, and from the moment I stepped off the bus I had touts haunting me for ...