Bahia Paraiso Rain Forest Lodge
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... as 'the most biologically intense place on earth'. While our travels to Central America were many months away, that desire to visit Osa was already implanted in our brains and it would be the first stop in our 3-week adventure with Jenn's mom, Janet. We took the 5am bus from San Jose down the coast to the hot little town of Palmar Norte where a taxi driver named Marcos picked us up and drove us to Sierpe. The sleepy little town of Sierpe sits on the Rio ...
... the long boat ride back to Drake Bay, I suspected that we had gotten a bit of sunburn, but never suspected how bad it would be. It wasn't until dinner time, when I saw how red and raw my skin had become - it had been years since I had any sunburn at all, let alone this severe. But all I did was look at it like it was a badge of honour, and smiled to myself - no matter how unpleasant those burns were going to feel in the coming days, they were still all worth ...
Ship's position : LAT - 8.18.96N LONG - 84.13.16W Ship's speed : 12.3 knots Wind speed : 24.9 knots (28.7mph) Temperature (midday) : 27c / 80.6f Temperature (late evening) : 27.5c / 81.5f Sunrise : 6.43am Sunset : 6.40pm Time : GMT -5 hours The southernmost point of this sector of the world voyage came and went in complete darkness overnight as we rounded the Peninsular do Azuero. The sun rose long before I did and when I joined it, it was high in a beautiful, cloudless ...
... still had to get down to Panama City for my next flight.
Essentially I did Costa Rica like a Chinese tourist with none of the luxuries, and a lot of bus travel. I think given more time and more money, it would actually be an amazing place to visit (maybe I’ll come back when i’m retired) but I left having had one of the most difficult and challenging (for good or bad…. nope just bad) times of the trip.
Next: Panama…. Where I will try and be a bit more light hearted ...
... waiting for it to cool down a little before starting. They had been supplied with bikes but only 2 bikes, and there were 3 of them, and the rocky, up hill, potholed road was almost impossible to ride on, so they stuck to walking.
Then there is Gringo Karl's bar. Karl was in banking but decided to change his life completely (about the time of the crash) and came to Drake as there is no bank or ATM. His bar looks out over a small valley to higher land and as he ...
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