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 …
... to a large city or even to other countries to find work. Many don’t return and quit sending support as they end up starting new families elsewhere. Many of these women have 5 or more children to raise. The women of this community are extraordinary. Instead of being just a victim they have banded together and organized themselves as a group to solve the problems they are facing. They have built a meeting and recreation center and a soccer field for ...
... were in Boruca teaching English in the schools. One former Peace Corps worker married a Borucan and lived in Boruca many years after her Peace Corps time was over and they now have a house in Boruca where they live part of the year when they are not In Berkeley Ca. We arrived in Boruca at about sunset, located our lodging, had dinner and toured the village and visited with Marty's "families" that night.
... except it is even hotter here! The temperature reaches 45 degrees Celsius and we have a hard time riding what the locals call "The Monkey Trail." There are some very steep sections that we can barely pedal up and we end up pushing our bicycles up the steepest one. Each time we make it up a climb, we pause at the top gasping for air, wiping streams of sweat from our faces, and chugging tea-temperature water. Such hard work!
Uvita beach is probably the most beautiful beach I've seen! Its very secluded so it was a nice change from the other touristy beaches. On the bus ride there some guys were smoking pot and in the middle of nowhere the bus stopped and 2 police officers got on the bus and busted the guy with the weed. I guess the bus driver called them in. All they did was take his stash and we continued on our way. They didnt arrest him or anything. We arrived on a Friday and Heather ...