Rancho Leona

Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui, Sarapiqui, Province of Heredia, Costa Rica | Hotel
 

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Completing the circle in Costa Rica

A travel blog entry by swanning_around

31

... One day we took a bus to Estrada, along the coast and then walked back to Carillo, birdwatching en route. It was a lovely walk and we saw plenty of birds by the river. We find now that it is becoming more difficult to find birds that we haven't seen previously but we still enjoy seeing anything that honours us with it's presence! Carillo beach is beautiful, much nicer to our minds than Samara, and unspoilt. However when we told people where we had been the general response was, ...

Last week

A travel blog entry by klynch35313

5

... absolutely delicious beef which had clearly been marinating for hours. Kellie and I managed to go horse riding again at the buffalo farm which was just as amazing as the first time even though it kept raining and we rode for so long that we could barely walk when we got off! This placement was fantastic, I learnt loads and was able to visit some beautiful places and do some really fun things. Thanks so much to everyone who helped make it so ...

Quality control

A travel blog entry by klynch35313

15

... looks at a proportion of the fruit in a block and says what size the fruit will be when it is harvested (in around four weeks time!). This helps the farm with their planning as they know roughly what fruit they will have available and when. In the afternoon I went to watch a few presentations. There is a guy over from Fyffes Rotterdam called Walter and they wanted to bring him up to date on quality control work. First kellie presented some trials ...

Best pineapple ever

A travel blog entry by klynch35313

9

... and it has to have been one of the best things I have ever eaten!!! The place we went for dinner had people doing karaoke which was pretty painful to listen to!! Friday afternoon I joined Alexandra in the lab where she was doing some trials on preventing yeast/mould on the peduncle of the pineapples. They applied the different solutions (in a few different doses) 21 days ago (roughly the time of transit to europe) so they were recording the results. ...

Pineapple farm

A travel blog entry by klynch35313

19

... On Tuesday I went around the farm with Eduardo (after some very tasty gallo pinto for breakfast). I was with him most of the day and it was a great introduction but also very challenging as he spoke no English and he told me a lot of technical information. I don't think I took it all in but I could understand enough to at least vaguely follow!! Pineapples are in year round production so the farm has all stages of growth ...

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