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Travel Blogs from Turrialba
... I saw a big hole that had red dirt in it. I thought I would take pictures and video of me approaching the hole. As I got closer, a big bird jumped out of the hole and scared me silly... I found out soon after that the hole was full of compost and that the bird was just eating the food. I just really surprised me though.
I had a lot of fun taking pictures. I even took some with myself in them.
All around the hotel is farm land and sugar ...
... treated us all to their expedition song and there was an air of excitement. The VMs were paired up, assigned groups to lead through the days activities and we progressed through a similar set of tasks to our first hours, with ice breakers, orientation and swim test covered off swiftly. The venturers were housed in six "hotels" (tents), each sleeping around six people and a giant "resort" (marquee) for the rest. Showing them their new homes with wooden pallets for ...
So, today we went to a few coffee plants that also had organic farming and learned about the process of how to make coffee and what not. It is amazing how much that goes into coffee.
Who knew that it takes 60 steps to get one cup o coffee? Talk about being appreciative for manual labor and caffeine! Now when I have coffee, I look at it differently. We also did some manual labor with the first farm. I planted ...
... then so there was no evidence of turtles on the beach, but the jaguars had been out in force the night before so plenty of fresh tracks. he highlight of that walk was the 10ft+ long crocodile we found basking in the sun around 5 miles away from the nearest fresh water. Given that the area we usually swim in was between the crocodile sighting and its usual habitat (fresh water), we've all been a lot more careful about swimming recently! SInce that week, I've ...
... very nice. We got a beautiful breakfast each morning and our hosts, Dan and Suzie, were very helpful with information about the area and the birds around there.
When we arrived Monday night, there was the most interesting bird call. I can't even begin to describe it. These are Montezumian oropendulums. Related to our orioles I am sure but they don't look like them. The main thing is the hanging basket nest they make. The males build the nests, ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility