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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... and paddle. Once we were on the raft the guide taught us how to row as a team. The commands were relatively easy; forward, right forward (the right side of the boat would paddle forward while the left paddled backward) left forward, backward, hold on, and get down (when he says this command you best follow it quickly). Once we had all of those in mind it was time to set off downriver. It was unbelievably fun. I was in front so I took a lot of water to the face. I also had ...
... driving in Costa Rica, and I definitely learned the lesson that you need a 4x4 if you plan on driving on any 'gray' roads.
¡Hasta la fiesta!
Maria y Neil
* - Shout-out to Johnny Vanderlip for giving me this sage advice long ago. He took an amazing extreme-driving course, and shared with me one of the most important lessons from that experience: you will drive your vehicle wherever your vision is focused. If I had focused on that abyss, I would have been in it.
... saw was the sky on my way down, and all I could do was laugh madly. At some point along that kilometer, I got tired of seeing only sky, and I asked John to describe what he could see. As he looked around, he may have disrupted our aerodynamics and we came to a stop at least 100 feet before we were supposed to, so a guide had to scale the line over to us and drag us to the end. After this, we wiped caked and splattered mud from our faces, ...
... fashion! I helped with gardening - weeding and transplanting. Here in CR, to get something to grow, you simply cut off a branch, stick it in the ground, and it grows! One area we worked on was to build a break of plantings to help with erosion control. We also helped wash the building for painting for tomorrow, and prepare shirts for tie dying and eventual painting - these shirts are given as gifts to guides who bring tour groups to CASEM in lieu of a tip. They have ...
... seven and since Sadie had told me to go to her mother’s
house at eight for breakfast I decided to start my day. The walk to the village
was very short so I took a meander to the ponds first to see if there were any
birds, I saw a Jacana and another flock of Egrets, as well as a family of Black-cheeked
Woodpeckers. I played peek-a-boo with a Barred Ant Shrike and never was able to
sight the singer of a beautiful tune from high in the tree tops. It was ...