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... was surprised at how small the airport was. There are only 9 gates. So customs and baggage claim were a breeze. The fun part was getting money out of the ATM. The currency in Costa Rica is the Colones, and the exchange rate is about 500 Colones to one US Dollar. I wanted to get about $200, which meant asking the ATM for 100,000 Colones. That felt really weird. And all the bills were 10,000 Colones (~$20 USD).
... I look like I would be carrying explosives? Apparently. They buzzer machine went off with a big red line that read across the top 'EXPLOSIVES DETECTED', I'm sorry I did have a little chuckle to myself. So I then had to follow this guy over to another table where he proceeded to take every single item out of my bag, swab it and then ask me to re pack it all again. In the mean time they said they were going to have to ...
... end. I tried what looked like possible paths but they all seemed to end as well. Not wanting to get lost, I decided to retrace my steps back to where I started. All up I was in the jungle for 7 hours. I used up my 2 litres of water (3 would have been nice), walked through ankle-deep mud, fell on my backside a few times, and generally had fun. Somewhere along the way I was in the Corcovado. I was a bit shattered when I ...
... them Sodas, but basically small restaurants where you sit at a bar and eat. Awesome!
Tips for Travellers:
Getting to San Josť from Tamarindo – public buses take about 6 hours and cost 6,000 colones. They depart at 3:30am, 5:30am, 7am and 2pm. You need to book at Terminal Alfaro which is near the roundabout. There is a stop after about 4 hours and a few short stops if you are quick to get off, buy and ...
... the unusual stone spheres that have been found in Costa Rica where the Diquis indigenous people lived. Because so much of their culture was wiped out by the Spanish conquistadores, little is known about the purpose of the spheres, or how they managed to shape the stone with primitive tools and techniques. Legends abound, such as that they came from Atlantis or were brought by space ...