Trogon Lodge San Gerardo de Dota
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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... many rice fields also. The Costa Rican diet consists of a lot of beans and rice. Above us Swallow-tailed Kites flying (birds) Our talk today was on Costa Rica politics. Costa Rica is the oldest democracy in Central America, formed in 1948. At that time, it established its constitution and disbanded their army. The money saved was applied to education and health programs. Until this year, there were only 2 political parties: the Social Christians and the ...
The morning was fun with bird watching and a good breakfast. Then we took off for a hike to a waterfall along the Saverge River (cleanest river in the Americas). Hiking through the cloud forest was lovely with great views. The hotel property is interesting in that they have attempted to become ecology minded with recycling and composting. We also see the trout farms along the way and ...
... horses go up and down all the hills. Also the horses do not have bits...just a soft rope around their nose and the reins are one solid rope that the rider holds loosely in the middle. What fun and especially since there was a little colt who kept trying to nurse from one of the mares that was being ridden....see picture. We headed out over the creek and then up into the beautiful hills. It felt like we were in the middle of Bonanza and riding with the Cartwrights ...
... a 24 hour stop in New York, perfect opportunity to scrub all the dirt off my shoes and taking the long anticipated decent shower with proper soap and shampoo. 7 hours in London gave me time to catch up with a friend and play some table tennis before getting back on the final two flights to Perth. Got through customs pretty easily and lovely to see my mum again! And sleep in my own bed, even if it was only for a couple of nights before heading down here to busso. That's the end ...
... the ones in the fields picking coffee beans. During the harvesting season they bring in workers from Nicaragua and Panama.
Fact -- Costa Rica is the largest exporter of bananas in the world.
Once back on the bus we traveled along Pan American Highway 2 (two lanes) passing through a cloud forest as we continued to climb in elevation. Our destination for the next two nights was Savegre Hotel ...