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Travel Blogs from Bonito
The bus journey turned out to only be 10 and a half hours, but that was long enough. When we got out (about half 6) I had to check the wheels weren't square... it was that bumpy. On 3 occasions during the night we were stopped by armed police. The first one freaked me out as I was half asleep to be woken by the door flying open, the lights coming on and a man stood there with a machine gun. After that being stopped by people with guns became almost routine (life ...
Nothing could prepare us for the wonderous feeling of freedom we felt gliding across the surface of the water, looking down on the mountains in the deep below which were majestically illuminated by the ray of glistening sunlight entering high above. Such an unusual sight underwater within the silent surrounding created the illusion of flying high in the sky and literally took our breath away.
The ascent ...
... swimming, eating lunch and enjoying the fun of being big kids in the water.
Capuchin Monkeys were swinging in the trees above us while a rhea kept coming in close sniffing out our lunch. Feeling very refreshed it was a great reward for a long day on the truck yesterday.
Back in town we checked into the hostel, but there had been a stuff up and we ended up having to camp instead of staying in a room. But as they didn't have air conditioning the tent we thought would ...
... which was the HI Ecological Hostel and encountered split sex dormitories for the first time. Next day we woke up to a freezing cold Bonito and realised that the hostel we were staying in had a much older clientele than what we’d been used to. In my room I was sharing with 3 Nana’s. Pinkie (wore a pink jacket), Sleepy (was in bed by 7pm every night) and Peruvian (was from Peru). It was certainly very different to the backpacker hostels to what we were used to. We ...
... water, and a male and female Howler monkey. It’s utterly gorgeous. Then we head back for a massive lunch. The afternoon is free – some of us snooze (we write our blog). The plan is to head out to a local restaurant that serves exotic meats – such as the local fish we saw, plus caiman, wild pig and some of the smaller mammals – which is clearly not for us but would be amusing to see the reactions! ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking