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... qualities of life, built around the inherent needs of the community? I have some ideas after serious reflection. If anyone is interested, they can read my final paper. :) Really, CRHF has the right intention and they are working in a much more sustainable way than many other NGOs that work with "the natives." It's just so tricky to determine what constitutes helping versus hurting.
Ultimately, the trip to Cabécar was ...
Hoy hicimos una excursión marítima para ver ballenas y disfrutamos del Parque Nacional Ballenas. Además por la noche acompañamos a unos guardaparques en su patrulla para proteger a las tortugas y sus puestas.
Con la información que nos había dado Víctor, habíamos decidido no hacer la excursión para ver ballenas porque nos parecía muy cara, teniendo en cuenta además que por ley una embarcación no se puede acercar a más de 100m de la ballena y que no puede estar ...
... from the flat land we're are use to in Houston.We drove a few miles and stopped for our first authentic Costa Rican meal! The food was typical of what I'd had at home so it was all delicious. However, I was introduced to a new drink called Cas. Not my favorite flavor but everyone else seemed to enjoy it.
We jumped back on the van and began our 5 hours journey along the pacific coast. It was a long but nice ...
... back to the big town: San Isidro. We do the math and calculate that if we can cover 4km every hour it should work. So we quickly get back to the hut, pack in literally 7 minutes, and start heading down the mountain at a brisk pace. Our average speed is 1km every 13 minutes…Let’s rock!
Here are our times up and down Cerro Chirripo (for reference):
UP: 6 hours from village to refugio (14 ...
... she was finished and in the dark jungle, without a light she decided to turn around and head back down. We would see her 10 hours later at the hostel. The food she brought up with her didn’t seem to be enough, so that night for dinner she was mooching off of everyone else. At this point I was starting to get annoyed. The next morning on our way to the summit before sunrise we hear someone yelling in the bushes – guess who? Natalie, knowing she ...
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