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... the night, though woke to find the floor covered with two inches of water and our bags soaked through - had it rained? It must have! The tourists on the boat all slept up on the top deck on their deck chairs while the locals were inside the ship on benches - I´m not sure who got the better deal! The ferry was also used to transport cargo so many people slept on top of their cargo. The award for most talented sleeper has to go to the guy we saw sleeping on a ...
... week-we are partnering with Light Force International, which is a nonprofit that works to fight the sex trade here in Costa Rica. Sadly enough, about 75% of the tourists that come to Costa Rica, come for sex. Next Thursday night, we are viewing the documentary "Nefarious" at the Cru house and some of the Light Force staff will be talking. Lots of students studying at UCR are very into social justice issues. We are going to be surveying students about justice in Costa Rica ...
Today, as our car traveled slowly down the steep, winding road leaving Monteverde, I was reminded of my feelings almost six short years ago as our small plane took off from the wilderness of Botswana. Then I remembered leaving behind a little girl that I had raised in the Midwest of the US. Now I remember leaving behind a very special young mother and her two beautiful little daughters who are living far from me.
The young mother has ...
During our drive Rafael provided a thumbnail sketch of the tension that exists between Costa Rica and Nicaragua. The situation was brought to a crisis stage two years ago when the Nicaraguan government seized a region of Costa Rican territory to give them access to dredge the river that divides the two countries. Presumably this is part of the Nicaraguan government's plan to develop a long-desired trans-ocean canal similar to the Panama Canal.
... it was a 1km hike up a very bumpy and dusty road. At this point
we were both quite tired and definitely very sweaty from the jam packed bus
ride so we waited to hitch-hike with someone up the road as the locals
recommended. A guy on a bicycle luckily felt some sympathy for us so he cycled
up to call his friend who had a car and we ended up paying about £2.50 for the
one kilometre ride – it was definitely worth it!!
We couldn't see much of ...
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