Travel Blogs from Mal Pais
... the locals" and not being hoity toity with my shipmates. Their dad was feeding them and one of the kids asked him to share with me. Not wanting to be an 'ugly American', I accepted the offer. Well, it turned out to be an oyster, not an Oyster Rockefeller on a pretty white shell, but an ugly slimy oyster on an old shell, AND it had jalapeņo on it. I despise jalapeņo. But I ate the damn thing, smiled (probably grimaced), said "muchas gracias, Seņor" and ...
... was far enough to go in one day and serves as the main town before the Manual Antonio National Park that I'll check out in the next couple of days. Supposed to be a pretty popular park (i.e. touristy) but is the postcard of a Costa Rica park apparently. Let's see. Plenty of other things to check out in this ...
... Drake Bay, our next destination, would be more than rewarding.
Hotel Chirripo in San Isidro de General was only a block away from the bus station and in front of the landmark cathedral. It was perfect for us since we were catching an early morning bus.
Once we showered and freshened up, we went outside for some ice cream and decided we did enough walking for today. We had the whole night to rest up!
... t work due to being a full time carer of Gabriel, her 15 year old disabled son, drops and picks up the baby most days. During all of this, Morgan was 4 doors down at Will's place (older brother) with 3 cousins Karla 12, Andres 13 and Marco 15 playing football on the PlayStation.
As the afternoon progressed,everyone arrived after work except for Silvia (older sister who doesn't drive and had to work late). We had a typical ...
... few pointers on the beach, but mostly we were in the water. On his first try, Paul stood up and rode the wave all the way to the beach! I was not as quick to pick it up, but before long, I managed to catch a few waves too. Both Paul and I were elated and exhilerated. We finally understood the appeal of surfing! (All surf photos are courtesy of Peter's wife, Charlotte. Thanks again Charlotte--it was lovely meeting you and Peter).
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Free parking