Hotel Buena Vista
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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... place. This teeny, mountaintop town used to grow all the coffee beans in Costa Rica, and the farmers still residing there make a weekly Sunday lunch pilgrimage to an open-air restaurant serving cheap set lunches. So after a steep 15 minute drive up the mountain, we found the restaurant hidden behind some ivy, with magnificent views over the mountainside and valley below. As we were a bit late for lunch, we were the only patrons except for a local ...
... wasn't too hungry, so I got a few little things. I got guacamole, gallo de queso (tortillas and cheese), and a chicken empanada. On the way home from dinner, the TA led us to a supermarket and we were able to pick up boxed wine to bring on the field trip with us :)
Tomorrow we leave for ten days to go camping. We'll be on the Pacific Coast the whole time, and I can't wait. Again, I'll post pictures whenever possible.
... biggest memories we will take away is that they love a party! Any excuse for a street parade or procession, in almost every town we visited in South America there was always some kind of celebration going on, be it a religious anniversary, a protest or as I concluded by the end of it, just because it was Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday etc!
From Peru, the plan changed quite dramatically, and we made the tough decision to omit Columbia, ...
... had a quiet afternoon going over my Spanish and an early finish as I'm still pretty tired. It's 7 hours behind the UK here so my body clock is probably a bit confused! It gets dark really early here, at about 6pm, so at least I can go to bed nice and early!
Tuesday I had a traditional Costa Rican breakfast of gallo pinto which is basically rice and beans. It was very tasty and filling! In the afternoon I spent some time with Daniel who works ...
... Jose were our ride to the Plantation. The roads are narrow and the drivers are crazy. I am going to have to gut up tomorrow when I get behind the wheel. The drive to the Plantation took about 45 minutes. The reception building where we check in has no glass or screens in the windows. Our cottang was not ready so we had a light lunch and the bar/restaraunt also had ...