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... and second-hand stories rarely tell the complete tale. The question will have to be answered over the next couple of weeks, as today wasn't the best indication of what Costa Rica is really all about, as our plan was to simply check into a hotel close to the airport, have a nap, and then some dinner, before starting our Costa Rican adventures in earnest, first thing tomorrow morning. But prior to that, we shall celebrate VD in Costa ...
Today is the opening ceremony of the World Cup and students are decked out in their jerseys...mostly Costa Rica and Brazil. Keeping attention might be a bit harder but watch Alan give a high energy lesson using vocabulary from Frankenstein, he story the 7th graders have been reading. Also see pictures...including a snake that was killed near the playground. Life in the rainforest...always going to come across creepy crawlies, like the lizard in one of our student's rooms last ...
... chef extraordinaire, Teresa. The two of them demonstrated the whole process from smashing cacao pods on the edge of the table to a delicious cup of hot chocolate.
After the beans are dug out of their pod and washed, they are fermented, dried, and ground. Teresa started off grinding the old-fashioned way, on the "metate" ...
... boat to Los Chiles - the border town of Costa Rica on the Rio San Juan. This has got to be the best border crossing of all - a beautiful, calm hour long boat ride and a very relaxed entrance to Costa Rica!
Next was a fast paced travel through Costa Rica and Panama (we would love to explore both places but time and money pressures mean we prefer to explore one country well rather than explore a lot of countries badly) and as relaxed as the ...
Thankfully it never really rained on us while we were there.
On the trip down the mountain we stopped at a little tourist spot, Fresas de Volcan (Volcano Strawberries). They specialized in fresh strawberries as well as strawberry wine. Oddly enough we did not care for the wine; it was very sweet. At that location we were back below the clouds.
Everyone got back on the bus and our adventure ...
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