Travel Blogs from Bijagua de Upala
The journey continued through more fairy-tale landscape and took us to the little mountain village of Monte Verde. We were surrounded by rolling hills and spectacular wildlife.
The first thing we decided to do was to go zip-lining through the canopy of the magnificent cloud forests. It. Was. Awesome!
With its total of 3400m zip- …
... 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 ...
... their job, who don't get to see "whats out there". In the jungle, with all the steep stairs we had to climb or slippery slopes we walked around, I just thought "this is why you have to travel young because there is no way I'm waiting until I'm 50 or 60 when I'm close to retiring to see this place. I wouldn't have been able to if my body is older and can do less." I still salute the young ones who have made a living and make a lot of money, ...
... there would be nothing to see anyway. Plan B was the hanging bridges walk, we thought we might have a drink and see if the weather improved. It didn't. So we got a cab back to the cheese factory, the only thing to do that is indoors! This was actually quite interesting, mostly because we learnt about how the quakers had essentially created Monteverde when they came in the 50s from the states to avoid the militery draft. They set up the ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking