Travel Blogs from Mal Pais
... and natural environment.
Being surrounded by nature is a peaceful and renewing experience.
We purchased the land in December of 2006, designed Casita Kristina
Maria and Villa Kristina Maria in early 2007, built Casita Kristina
Maria in mid-2007 and stayed in the Casita while Villa Kristina Maria
was contructed. Both the Casita and Villa were built by Ecomaderas, a
local Tico contractor.
... br> Lots of people from everywhere......France, Canada, Montana, Thailand, Germany, Ireland, Europe etc ......
The internet sometimes is really slow but is mostly available everywhere.
Bethany and Luke come January 22nd and will have to find us in Cabuya.
Kai is playing with the Costa Ricans and learning spanish......he has down "no comprendo".
Chow for now,
Hannah & Dad
... the first night in the shower - which I took it as my duty to pummel with the toilet plunger, took a fair few bashes, and it was having a good go at stinging the plunger! I felt bad for just mindlessly killing it later, until our nature loving monteverde guide told me he kills them too! I also nearly stepped on a baby tarantula while walking home at night, but M stopped me just before. Oh and lots of cool pelicans too; they fly along the ...
... bodies, and then all of a sudden BOOM the branch has given way, and the lizard has landed on the ground! They apparently sit there a little dazed for a minute then scamper off. I've yet to see this myself, but I'd sort of like to... :) In fact as I type from said rocking chair, I have just looked up and I can see Zebra the lizard in the tree above my head. There are photos of Zebra below.
I think I can hear monkeys too, oh yes definitely, a chorus of howlers just responded ...
... in a treehouse- and we actually had to sleep in mosquito nets! Saturday we spent the morning learning how to surf!! And yes, I did stand up! Later on we went to Bahia ballena to see the whales tail and swim a little more. The water was absolutely beautiful! For dinner we went out and had authentic Spanish paella...first Paella and first surfing experience all in one day! And finally, what I would consider ...