Rainbow Valley Lodge
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... his attention to stop the bus we were two kilometres past our turnoff. Of course you can't just reverse a bus back up that road so we were dropped off there and then and had to make our own rather hazardous way back, jumping off the highway every time a big truck rolled past. Fortunately we were just in time to catch the second and final daily bus up into Monteverde, which turned out to be a rather torturous windy route up into the mountains. This road would put the journey up ...
... the $5 a kg washing. I'll hold out till tomorrow in considerably cheaper Nicaragua. Hopefully the (really smelly) clothes won't start rotting before then!!!
Unfortuantely I'm not in a good location for making my way to the border, which of course means another early start. Really early this time. The bus departs at 4:20, meaning a 3am rise. I grabbed lunch with Claire before splitting ways, she had sourced an afternoon jeep/boat/jeep ride to where she wanted ...
... not suffer through the nightmare of engineering school!
Upon first sight of that chocolate tempering diagram, it was so reminiscent of a steel phase diagram, that random material science terms came rushing through my mind - eutectic, eutectoid, crystalline precipitates, grain structures, hexagonal close packed, body centred cubic ... gah!!!! How the hell do we escape this waking nightmare??!?!! By eating some gourmet handmade chocolate, of ...
... but another minivan. Half an hour later the bus drops us at our hostel; what an amazing way to travel. It is just coming up to midday and we had planned to spend the entire day at some natural hot springs built into the base of volcano Arenál.
The Baldi hot springs are vast and are all heated by the volcano. There are 14 different pools going up the slope of the volcano, each ...
... GoPro we were off. Amanda and I took it in turns to go first down the next zip line whilst the other took footage on the GoPro.
Some of the zip lines were made for two people and damn they were fun! 12 out of 13 zip lines done, it was time for the piste de résistance, the final zip line fondly named the SUPERMAN. Unlike all the other zip lines that we had completed, this one is a change of style and pace. Having the harness removed and turned 180 degrees, ...