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... hotel- and the bizarre lack of any wildlife AT ALL has left us feeling both cheated and strangely insulted (are we not GOOD enough for the f**king monkeys?).
At 2pm, we decided we were full up on sun, sweat, and beaches, and we headed out for a delicious casada (set-plate) lunch in a nearby garden. Full up on beer, pollo, and "gallo pinto" (literally "spotted rooster," but really the national rice and beans dish), we walked back to our rental car and that's when the ...
... were built 'in' the jungle as opposed to clearing the jungle to make way for them. We were staying at Loma Linda, a house converted for holiday accommodation. The house's upper floor had 2 ensuite bedrooms and rest of the huge living area and balcony is shared. We're sharing with a German couple tonight but they are leaving tomorrow so maybe we will get the place to ourselves.
We took a short walk around and were surprised to ...
Manuel Antonio is a great place to just walk around and soak up the beauty as well as enjoy all the people watching you can possibly stand!
There are so many different types of flowers blooming along the walls, in the trees and shrubs. Bromeliads are everywhere in the trees, fence posts and seem to require nothing to keep them growing. If they are growing down at eye view, chances are you will see a bird flit in looking for water we presume.
Down at ...
... house they might get to see quite a lot of us in the future.
So now we are in Costa Rica, arriving in San Jose on the 16th January. We flew with Iberian, now part of B.A. I have to say the food was the worst I have experienced on a plane and, as the standard is generally poor, you can imagine how bad that was. Jim and I had different choices for the main meal and they were both inedible! Two smaller meals consisted of sandwiches on ...
... Costa Rica!
It took around three or four hours to walk around the national park and complete all the walks (some were closed due to the previous night's rainfall). We loved that we saw so many sloths and it was great to swim in the national park. One of our neighbours from the hostel also spotted whales off the coast here but we weren't so lucky.
After all that hiking we built up appetites and decided (after ...