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I arrived at my hotel and my traveling companions, Frank and Steve, were awaiting my arrival so we could get to know one another. After a pina colada, tilapia dinner, and a shower, I'm beyond ready for bed. Tomorrow starts at 6am with a guided walk around the gardens of our hotel... hoping to see a Squirrel Cuckoo and several different types of hummingbirds... followed by a volcano hike and tons more birds! Good night!
... and held out until after migration, and lo-and behold, the price was $9 on the other side, just like it said in my book.
I was surprised to find out that the bus to San Jose left in 10 mins, which suited me just fine. The 6hr or so journey was broken up by a pit stop at a stop at a restaurant, and I got my first taste of Costa Rican prices / the meal, which was adequate (in terms of tastiness), and it cost me the tidy sum of $8. I spoke with a chap ...
... and made it difficult to plan a day. On this occasion it was just bluff.
On Tuesday Al and I got a bus to Quepos, then changed to a local bus for the short ride up the hill to Manuel Antonio. The town is built on the hill, with the beach just a short downhill walk. This was truly a tourist place, with lots of flash hotels and apartments and restaurants. But this was low season so it wasn't overly busy, ...
... of us. Strength in numbers! Got through the Nicaraguan boarder with no issue, onto Costa Rica. It's the weirdest setup - you've to walk 1km to the Costa Rica side, along with all the massive 10-wheeler articulated lorrys that are passing through. Til we eventually get to Costa Rica. Massssssive queues there but finally made it through and onto a bus to San Jose. Whoop. Costa Rica was literally going to be a pit stop on our way to Panama so we ...
... We saw only clouds, but they were a beautiful sight. Even more amazing than reaching the summit and witnessing sunrise was the sight of Alex, who reached the summit about 20 minutes after sunrise, totally exhausted and visibly shaking once he realized he'd reached the summit. It was hard not to tear up.
On the way back to base camp, Jake played one of my current favourite songs "Follow the Sun" by Xavier Rudd. I realized that has been a theme of our ...