Hotel Sol Samara
Travel Blogs from Playa Samara
... around small watering holes in their dry pastures, many of the trees
had dropped their leaves for the dry season. A very different side of Costa Rica
We took our time, stopping to walk
around the town of Nicoya. There was a festival going on for the town’s patron
saint. This included a horse parade, people lined the streets with grills and
coolers of beer, music played everywhere, ...
... just 6 of us so we got to spend more time looking through the telescope when there was wildlife to see although our guide wasn't as informative as some of the others so we ear-wigged a bit.
Immediately on starting the walk we saw a three-toed sloth coming down the tree for its weekly poo (they never go on the ground otherwise due to predators). To see it moving so slowly was surreal, it is like watching slow motion. Del was very pleased!
We saw lots of other ...
... both sides including buying compulsory 3rd party insurance for the
car (our international policy doesn’t cover some of the less “stable” countries
such as Colombia and Costa Rica) which we purchased from two little old ladies
in the pharmacy right by the border post. The procedure included my having to
sit at their PC typing in my details onto the policy document (they said they
didn’t much understand computers!). After ...
... at night!. Managed a hot shower, not the monsoon type at La Pangea but hot water all the same! Scream from the bedroom S has found a scorpion in our bedroom. Ok how difficult can it be to get it into a glass topped with a travel map book? They are quick! Managed to get scorpion into glass and out of front door without too much trouble. Locked all bags, checked all shoes for its friends and got into bed ...
... of eighteen wheelers and rain and very slow progress. The highway here is a two lane road so you pass at your own risk when you can.
We arrived at abuela’s casa around 6:00 p.m. We were glad to see her and her to see us. She had prepared some light bite for dinner but we begged off. We did sit down and enjoy a glass of wine with her and then all Luis wanted to do was have a beer and watch TV for a while. We did that and called it a ...