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So last night, we kept losing power, and every time the lights went out, there was a knock on our door, followed by a scared Ian. Then he found a HUGE spider on his wall, which my roommates used my shoe to kill. It was DISGUSTING. Today was mostly a travel day because we had to go from the middle of the country to the coast. I guess we didn't realize until leaving our hotel that we ...
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fell in love with the beautiful views and gorgeous scenery in the South
Pacific region of Costa Rica. The Costa Rican people are so warm and
friendly, and made us feel welcome.
Perla de Ballena, the gated eco-community and private wildlife reserve
where Casita Kristina Maria is located, reminds Kathy's mother of
Jurassic Park because of its ...
... naked eye way up in the trees if you knew just where to look, but the guide also had a telescope that allowed you to feel like you were right there next to them. I uploaded a video of one of the sloths seen through the scope to this post, and you can see my adorable sloth friend in the photo at right. We also saw a troop of howler monkeys jumping from tree to tree right above us. We stopped and watched them for a long while. There were so many baby howler monkeys! ...
... not letting any cars drive through. What a night!
When we get back to the hotel, it's late. It's a bit of a walk from reception to our room and we suddenly feel like we are not alone - we are surrounded by racoons! We start screaming and running but to the wrong direction of course... Total panic. We then see one of the hotel staff, who appeared from nowhere, staring at us like we are crazy. We get embarrassed and walk past the racoons back to our room. Whatever.
... guide, who directed him to where a viper had been spotted on a certain tree limb. And sure enough, by the time we got there, the snake was still there, folded upon himself in all his scaly yellow reptilian splendor. Although we were glad for the sighting, I was equally glad he lay at a safe distance, as static as a picture. Before we reached the bus, we also spied several beautiful golden orb spiders, and even two orange-backed Squirrel monkeys. It was an unforgettable ...