Hotel Fonda Vela
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Our final stop in Costa Rica before heading back to San Jose was Monteverede. We travelled by boat across lake Arenal to a small village called Rio Chiquito. We were then taken to a land rover that would take us the rest of the way up very steep hills and terrible roads, it might as well have been advertised as an off road experience. We were …
... we were told it was illegal for Belizeans to ride the bus. We get to Liberia and look for the Transbusa office to ask where our pick up was (Best Western El sitio) but there is no office in sight and neither the bus driver or the only open ticket office could speak english. We do our best to Spanglish our way into getting directions, and I think I got it's not far out of them past Burger King. I had seen McDonald's on the street adjacent as we got to the station and thought that'll ...
... who barely spoke any English. We worked on our Spanish as we conversed with him about his travels to Panama and Nicaragua.
I enjoy going on runs because I get to see a lot at such high elevation. There are so many great views! Today we ran into an armadillo!
Tomorrow we will go to La Casona to do an observational study and meet with the county health director.
... about 1km from the village center to the trailhead, then 14km to the refugio (Base Crestones). There are dependable water sources at km7 and km13. The trail is very well maintained, mostly shaded for the first 10km, with some amazing colors and varied vegetation. At we hike up and pass the first water source at km7, the cloud engulfs us and at km9 it starts raining lightly. Then at km10, a deluge is coming down and ...
... cheese empanada with 40 miles to go. Got going and it tipped down again. Couldn't see much out of the visor it was that bad. Rivers for roads again. Got to the town and found the hotel without much trouble. I will be glad to get my top off and get some after sun on it.
We did meet a British guy at one of the fuel stops. I told him I had severe sun burn and he said to take a really hot shower and it goes away. I said ...