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... and it was huge! I was lucky to get a good picture as we past. When we pulled up to drop off some locals, as it was a public boat ($4) as oppose to the $35 tourist one, we saw 2 "Jesus Christ Lizards" also known as Emerald Basilisks, so called as they can run on water (so the locals say). We got to our port and slowly disembarked, a picture of the "port" will show you why it was slow! There are no cars or roads here, just bicycles and the odd ATV. As there are no directions ...
Before I begin I've realised I forgot to tell a rather amusing story, the first being that last Thursday night when a group of us went out for Gianna's last night we were joined by a middle aged, young at heart, American couple. Chatting to the lady later on in the night I discovered that she had children older than I was and had decided to travel now. Fair enough. She then went on to say that she wanted to go to Europe but knew it was very dangerous there. It's not dangerous ...
... put it this way- the taxes were more than the ticket), we flew out of San Jose at dawn and a half an hour later were looking down on an amazing site: green jungle all around, a large network of canals and the waves of the Caribbean crashing on the large beach in the distance. We landed on a dirt airstrip in the middle of the jungle and were taken to our hotel in Tortuguero Village by boat taxi. Our hotel was nestled among the other buildings of the village that lined the main ...
... guide said that he'd call the hotel for us if we didn't want to stay at his hotel. It's been a very bumpy and sweaty ride. People packed in like sardines, kids crying, baby chicks chirping and endless conversations in Spanish. The bus sounds like it's going to lose an axel soon because of how bumpy the dirt road is. Along the road I've seen some very dirty occupied houses. It's so sad to see but they seem to look happy which is all that matters. ...
... time of the morning we enjoyed a lovely breakfast sitting around a huge library of books. I sat and read all about panama, our next destination the following day. After breakie we hired bikes and headed off in search of the Jaguar Rescue Centre that Stuie had discovered online. It was a 15 minute ride out of town through the thickest greenest jungle. It was a beautiful ride and especially unique as the jungle literally meets the sandy shores. We arrived to a much ...
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