Gran Hotel Costa Rica
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Nice hotel, delicious food, nice rooms
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This morning our crew rose early to get to the Miami airport to fly to Costa Rica after yesterday's set backs. We were able to fly in without a hitch and students enjoyed seeing the varied landscape from the plane; coarse terrain with craggy hills and volcanic peaks, colorful roofing of houses in the towns and a stark contrast in social class could …
... reach out and slap you clean across the face - ´´got him´´ they say! After dinner that night, (where we got eaten alive again), we counted the damage - we were both pretty chewed up but to give you an idea, Robbie had over 40 bites on his back alone.
Next day, we were taken on a tour of the cacao plantation that the family had set up. This was very interesting but unfortunately, we had to receive the translated version as Jearo´s Spanish was too much ...
... d find out, market foods were the cheapest!
The bathrooms in the terminal were impressively clean... suspiciously clean... and we came out to this old guy jiggling a cup of change outside. He was not a beggar but a dude collecting fees for the bathroom!
After hanging around for another hour and people watching, we boarded the last segment of the day: a local bus to San Gerardo de Rivas, the town at the base of Chirripo mountain.
... at starfish and Bocas involved mostly having a few beers at the hostel and spending the day on the beach. Spent most of the day smiling and laughing despite the luminous orange stuff that was flowing from my nose at a snolley rocket a minute. Most of the stories from bocas you had to be there or will not be done justice if I wrote them here so ill save those for skype...
Headed to Costa Rica with the Aussie trio and Christina (Denmark). Fairly painless bus ride and ...
... boat and then an earlier bus to the border. This meant I was there half an hour before I should have been which made a HUGE difference. There was literally no one there and I didn't even have to queue. Boom! There's the secret to that border then. Get there ******* early. This seemed right as when I was once again crossing the dilapidated bridge tons of people were starting to arrive. Downside was a had to wait an hour for the bus but I'd much rather be ...