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Travel Blogs from Santa Elena
... you know coffee beans are actually inside of these red berries? And the actual coffee bean only accounts for 20% of the total berry? And they are not brown. The brownness happens when they are roasted. Not only did we learn about coffee, but also cocoa and sugar cane. *DO NOT EAT STRAIGHT UP COCOA BEANS* It's like eating a spoon full of unsweetened cocoa powder but solid form. However, the sugar cane juice was delicious! Our tour guide, Junior, was ...
... of the wider parts of the ridge would be a tree over a meter in diameter. Ward (a fellow tele skier) and I kept looking at some of the terrain thinking to ourselves, if Costa Rica just received a lot of snow these would be some sweet lines to ski.
The previous night Bennito mentioned that the next day we would be coming into "fer de lance" territory. (A fer de lance is something like the 3rd most poisonous snake in the world.) I asked him how many he had seen over ...
... books. A slower more relaxed pace has settled over things now. The fruit on our backyard tree has come and gone, so the many birds that used to come have moved on. The howler monkeys have returned to the mountain, so I frequently hear their haunting cries in the early hours of the morning.
It has also been a time of changing emotions for our family, as we start making the transition to leaving this place that has been our home. It ...
... you were clipped on horizontally underneath the cable in a 'Superman' position. It was a very long cable too, it took about 50 seconds to get from one end to the other. Maria didn't quite reach the end and the guide had to come out and pull her to the platform. Turns out that because Maria is so light, there wasn't enough weight to build up sufficient speed to get up the last bit of the cable (they sag in the middle). David, ...
... in Costa Rica where prices are about 3 times more than in Nicaragua.
We wandered back into town for some dinner and settled for the Tree House, the restaurant was on the second floor of a building with the seating under a huge, big fig tree. The foliage of the tree was so thick it was hard to tell whether there was any roof or not although it probably didn't need it. The food was pretty good too and Maria was impressed with the Chilean wine.
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