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... were protesting about pay conditions, seems the problem is not just isolated to Australia!!! Watched the protestors for a while and think I was on T.V as a journalist was recording with me in the background!!
Walked up the main street where you could buy anything - shoes, socks, movies, fruit, veges, lottery tickets..... goes on and one ad each person yelling over the other... KOAS.... but I loved it. Went to the Cathedral which had ...
... there now. We had no idea what to do so we decide to trust the random guy that wants to shove us into the back of his car (slight exaggeration, he wasn't totally random, he was a Taximan!). He takes every sort of back street and short corner he knows and gets us across town with 5 mins to spare for a direct (and much comfier than public) bus to Sixola (the border!). Crisis averted, we'd found another Central American angel and were on our way to ...
... the rest of our team the work done at the church last week, it was off to our rooms to get ready for our first CR dinner, visit to the grocery store, and, of course, a quick stop at POPS for the world's best ice cream cone!
Now the majority of the team has headed off to bed to get ready for a wonderful day of worship and celebration with our CR family at IDISA...can't wait to see everyone in the morning!
... It's a jungle out there" may have well come from this area. There is a national park and a couple sanctuaries where we saw dozens of animals, birds, and reptiles that can only ever be seen in these such jungles. Here is a list of our "top" sightings: Ocelot, Kinkajou, Agouti, Coati, Jesus lizard, a leaf frog, a dart frog, 3 types of monkeys,Toucans, Parrots, and a Motmot.
We stayed in a casita on a farm. When we checked into our room we were greeted by a chicken on our ...
... and the local population actually united and met the would be introducers at the Costa Rican border with signage, waving arms and blockades, turning them back in order to preserve the integrity of the indigenous crops. Good for them!!!
Hacienda Baru. We finally reach our home in the rainforest with a collective sigh of relief. Sara quickly gets us checked in and we disperse to our respective abodes. The accommodations are humble, yet clean and comfortable. The ...
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