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Travel Blogs from Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
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Nach etwas mehr als vier Monaten erhielten wir erstmals Besuch aus der Schweiz. Ines' Eltern machten sich den Weg via Atlanta, um uns auf unserer Panamericana Reise ein Stück weit zu begleiten. Die gemeinsame Zeit begann in San Jose, wo wir erstmals merkten, was die letzten Wochen ausgelöst hatten. Während für uns …
We rolled into Monteverde at about 5pm on a shared shuttle we had hired (basically the company pools together a few different people into a van to make it cheaper for all of us) . It took about 3 and half hours to get here from San Jose and the drive was probably one of the most scenic and most dangerous both of us had ever done. The last hour and …
The drive back to San Jose was much less treacherous, and it was a beautiful day. The skies were clear, and we could see all the way to the Pacific Ocean. The last stretch of the drive took us along Highway 1 - a two lane road with no shoulder. I'm on my way home now and looking back at my six weeks in Costa Rica. I feel lucky, and a lot smarter. I …
For the final leg of the trip, we made another daunting journey through the dirt roads of Cosa Rica in a five hour drive to Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Well worth the travel, the hiking was breath-taking, with mists hanging low through the forest. We watched a dung-beetle roll its ball around for 10 min! It rolls the ball an inch, then …
... minute later the van overheats and we come to a stop on a 30 degree incline road. So steep that the parking brake is not enough to hold us, that he has to keep full pressure on the brakes as well. WTF. We all get out of the van as he calls for another van to come and get us. We walk downhill to a corner (100 yards) to wait for another van. Yep its raining!! The driver coasts the van backwards to a flat spot. The engine ...
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