Hotel Villa Florencia
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... It did involve me having to travel by three buses and three taxis from La Fortuna to a small town called Turrialba, a trip that took all day and unfortunately included getting ripped off by a taxi driver. But at last, that Friday, I went rafting!
I hadn't seen that many Dutch boys since leaving Holland last year. Now we were all stuffed into a van together with the agency's owner's son Leland and his friend from school Stephanie. We filled up two rafts. The Pascuara river ...
... was quite the contrast. But not as surprising as seeing these really, really poor people living in shacks with yards of dirt and they are playing with their smartphones. How they afford a data plan is beyond me! So we drive like this on these backward roads for at least an hour and a half, with the tour guide stopping here and there to talk to the tour guide in the tour bus coming our way, or to round up the limes in the front seat ...
... how do we know? Then we were invited onto a Tarzan swing which, as the name implies, is a massive swing off a very high platform. This was optional but the whole group chose to do it, we were a mixed group of adults and children aged from 8-66. A few went before me and then the girls decided I would be the first Jones to go - oh dear. I climbed the steps trying to be brave and at the top the instructor called me forward to a step to ...
With 13G VMs numbering under thirty, the influx of almost sixty Venturers made a big bang. They were all aged between 17 and 24 years old and hailed from around the world. As Raleigh is a UK charity, there would obviously be a large contingent from home; however alongside our host countries of Costa Rica and Nicargua, there would also be people from Bermuda, Hong Kong, Austalia, US and countries across Europe. The first Venturers to arrive, on the evening before the rest, ...
... cows. The house itself was fairly solidly bult, but with Fieldbase staff given priority for inside beds and not one but two expeditions of VMs present, I was one of those with the pleasure of a bed in the outside "extension". With a corrugated roof and tarps or bin bags for walls, it was very much an outdoor experience! As there were so many of us, additional beds were required; so we finished the day by starting as we meant to ...