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... out pineapple decorated with all sorts of fruit. So much for not drinking! The next morning we went on a zip-line tour of the reserve, we thought it would be nice to get above the canopy (canapé!) and see the forest up close, but we ended up just doing a few lines from tree to tree, not overly exciting and we didn't see any more sloths! That afternoon we were taken on a boat cruise of the river ...
... sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">In true form, on the way back to the lodge, we stopped at a bakery for some snacks and delicious fruit drinks and they sold some kind of Zopf (braided bread). Ray has attested to me that mine tastes better :-)
... the rain forest in heavy rain in a boat was amazing. We were back in our lodge by 14:00 and rain has also stopped by that time. We came to our lodge, and took some rest.
At 16:00, we walked into the nattional park. It was 10 minutes walk from our lodge. We asked the ranger at the ticker booth about the trail and did the self-guided walk tour inside the park. The main trail (Gavilan) of the park is laid out such that it runs parallel to ...
... have probably have given me an aneurysm worrying every corner we turned. That's my life in that bag! Anyway by doing it this way we saved $120 off the price of the shuttle. Really not a bad days work, even though it wasn't easy to organise. As we were chugging down the snaking river, there were 2 "local" guides competing for everyone's attention. It really was quite awkward, and we tried not to get involved, answering with as few words as possible. One pointed out ...
... cost us 15 dollars each, but at least we were still on the move. Which was a good thing, because once at the dock we had to wait another hour for the boat. The entire journey ended up being another 8 hours, which seems to be the standard around here. The boat trip into the park however, was by far the most pleasant part of the day so far.
When we arrived we were surprised by the level of organisation at the park. They had our names on clipboards, we ...
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