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... in it. We decided that a trip to the hot springs sounded much better. But now we had a problem ... we had to climb all the way those insane stairs.
By the time we reached the top we were a) thinking we had just down some significant off ice training and b) we were wishing for that cold-ass water at the bottom. We were literally soaked and smelling really really bad. So going to the fancy-schmancy multi-million dollar hot ...
... of the six large cats native to Costa Rica, and talked to many parrots and toucans. Kim's favorite cat was a puma named Bruno who cleaned himself and purred up against the fence where you could perhaps touch him. He really did look like he wanted petting, or maybe that how he tricks people into feeding him their fingers. We talked with a family who had been their a few times before and Bruno liked to "play" with the little girl by hiding in ...
... rush as we desended the volcano with the falls pushing us forward. We were harnessed in and got to jump BACKWARDS down the waterfalls multiple times. It was SO EXHILERATING. THIS IS WHAT COSTA RICA IS ALL ABOUT!! Costa Ricas call their lifestyle "Pura Vida" which directly translates to 'pure life.' And it is exactly how I have been living and will continue to do throughout the rest of the trip and hopefully when I return to the U.S. They live day to day and ...
... us to go with them and we can all
hang out together. Sounds like fun so we’re off. So it was us, the
English boys, the Canadian boys, a couple, and a couple of others and we
push some tables together to make on giant one to fit us all. We all
hung out and talked and eventually ended up playing 21. It was hilarious
with so many people especially with so many people from so many
places. We all stay ...
... and ticks so this didn't help the situation. But she survived, and the only creatures encountered were the tail end of a wild pig, industrious leaf ants, and the cacophony of birds.
Now, off to the hot springs to warm up. Tabacon is on the site of one of the old lava flows that sadly killed a local at the time. It is attached to a 5* hotel but day visitors like us are allowed in for a price. It is beyond description. Natural (and natural looking) rivers ...