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... We were right there with them and thanks to Rafael and his scope we spotted a beautiful grasshopper with colors almost as outrageous as the scarlet macaws. We also glimpsed a beautiful green parrot high up in a tree, and white faced monkeys scampered in the trees above us. We really looked hard for a two- or three-toed sloth. We failed to spot one, even though the park is well known to have an abundant population.
The beach was calm with ...
... inserting a straw into the newly-opened cavity. Those who made the purchase sipped contentedly.
The most interesting item, however, was the milky liquid in the used Fresca bottles. Rafael explained that it was a home-made alcoholic drink called coyol wine that is prepared from the sap of a palm tree. The sap is collected and allowed to ferment; the alcohol content can reach as high as 15%. Rafael said ...
... he wasn’t kidding. On a sand bank in the middle of the river lay about 10 huge crocodiles all basking in the sun. Some appeared to be sleeping with their mouths open – something we meant to quiz our guide about and completely forgot to do as the day progressed. We were stood next to a guy with no shirt on who obviously had a moral objection to showering or washing his hair. He kept shouting to his friends such stereotypical phrases such as “dude, get a ...
... later, but I wanted to send a few more pictures and put in a plug in for this country. Why? You can drink the water, it's not so different that it is exhausting to navigatre, the views are spectacular even from the bathrooms, the national parks are visionary, there is such delicious fruit, the weather is warm when ours in Oregon is cold, the people have been really friendly, the flight there is not that far, the ...
... remained untouched. We were lucky. Violent crime is rare in Costa Rica, but petty theft is not. I’ve been coming here for many years, and
have never had an incident of any kind.
It serves one well to be cautious, not paranoid. These days, there is an attraction to
technology, as it is not as available here, nor affordable for most
people. We learned a lesson from this
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