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We arrived after our not so "jeep-boat-jeep" dropped us off at our hostel. Armed with our amazingly helpful map from the guy at the reception, we were ready to make some decisions about what we should do in the area. Fortunately none of us were too keen on doing the famous Tarzan swing and zip lining across the canopies. That really seemed like just an activity that happens to be in a beautiful place, but it is not what Monteverde is about. The bridges in the canopies is what ...
... 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 ...
... the bus to tell the drive
to be sure I got off at the right place. The bus once again trudged its way up
steep hills and precarious river crossing before we arrived at the small
village of Colonia Liberia. I unloaded the bus and was immediately embraced in
a hug by a woman. It was Margarita, one
of the women in the group I would be interviewing; she was there to show me
around the town.
walked to her friend ...
... Have a quick nap before heading to 100% Aventura, the adrenaline will soon be pumping through your body. This is a zip lining tour that is not for the faint hearted, or height frightened, so you will probably need to do this by yourself. After getting in your double harness (1 for your waist, 1 for your shoulders) you will be given instructions in a large group. Although it may seem annoying that there are many 60 year olds doing this, complete ...
... anyway. After all, you can only get so wet! We enjoyed the warm, tropical downpour in stark contrast to the frigid rain in Idaho.
Later that morning, we hiked to La Fortuna Waterfall, clearly a popular tourist destination in Costa Rica. And the sunshine emerged! Though the hiking rail was short, it was incredibly steep—comprised of manmade concrete steps descending perhaps a mile to the waterfall. But what ...