Holiday Inn San Jose-Escazu
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Travel Blogs from San Rafael de Escazu
... bus and went to Cartago. In Cartago, they took me to all these places to take pictures. They took me to the hospital because they know I want to study medicine. And various other places. We also went to this huge church that is quite beautiful and very old. They were explaining the importance of it to me but I didn't really understand because the words they were using were never in my vocab packets. This is what I gathered: they love the Virgin Mary and ...
We're at our first stop, San José! First, we got a nice bus tour of the town on our way to the hotel, then we checked out the town and got lunch! We're relaxing for a bit, and then off to dance lessons and dinner!! The weather's been great so far, but a little rainy. No complaints here! More ...
... saw when we were at Craig's was the red-legged honeycreeper right out from his kitchen window.
Another great sighting was just as we were going to bed the first night and a ferruginous pygmy owl flew right up to the bars on the kitchen window and looked in at us!
He has built a smokehouse out at the edge of his property. He has smoked meat there as well as they do some ...
... only been a half-hour flight or so.
The driver didn't speak English well, but we were able to communicate well enough for him to ask us things like if we wanted to stop and see the crocodiles from the bridge again, which we declined. He did show us photos of of friend, who is a tour guide for a crocodile tour - his friend was feeding the crocs, and petting them. One loco Costa Rican!
We got to the San ...
... birthright to a few free pints though. In the midst of the bar hopping that preceded "Craic", we stopped off at Josue's mate's house for a fly-by Ceviche which blew my mind. All in all a good time was had and for a serious discount to the usual Brussels/London debauchery.
I've only really had my orientation today with my volunteer organisation Maximo Nivel, so a more throrough post on that will follow soon.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet