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... in my legs and I was in tremendous pain sitting up!
Our host tried to get us an appointment at the clinic but didn't have any luck, so that's how Pete ended up having a wonderful birthday at the local hospital!
It was a great system, but there was lots of form-filling! Firstly, I was assessed by a doctor who gave us a large form which we had to put through a slot in ...
After an epic last week in Nicaragua, we had an early start to head to Costa Rica and to see some of my old friends and colleagues from many moons ago when I volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, a housing charity that helps people build affordable housing and provides long term loans at low interest rates. We set off from El Castillo back on the rickety old ferry ready for a 12+ hour border crossing day! At least this time it would be a bit more interesting as it is ...
Rafting in Costa Rica is world class. This my guide book claims at least. Which is why it was so disappointing to me at first that I was having so much trouble trying to find an agency that would take me rafting this week. Sometimes travelling on your own really isn't fun. Especially when you are trying to fill up a raft.
But I finally came in some luck when I got an e-mail back from a guy who said I could join a group of eight (!) boys on Friday. And they happened to be Dutch ...
... now. Soon we stop for a boat ride on man-made Lake Arenal. Two rivers were dammed and there are two hydroelectric stations below and then the water is used for irrigation. We see many birds and enjoy the view of the volcano from different vantage points. The van had dropped us off and then picked us up when we got to the marina near the other end. With 903 species of birds I guess we have a few more to see.
Lunch is at a family style restaurant ...
We enjoy healthy fruit breakfast and amazing coffee in our favourite La Fortuna coffee shop and set off towards the beautiful artificial lake Arenal. All our bags get on board first then we follow and enjoy a 40 minute cruise across the lake where, on the other shore, a bumpy road awaits. We watch the breath-taking scenery as the altitude increases and get our backs massaged at the same time! We finally reach Monteverde coffee and sugar plantations. ...