Travel Blogs from Alajuela
We're here! As always, the flight from Minnesota get into SJ late at night. We stayed at our usual place the first night...Hotel Brilla Sol in Alajuela. Without fail, the service is great and the place was perfect! We started our drive to the "zona" with a stop at Volcan Irazu. Fun! Cool misty and like moonscape. A drastic contrast to the CR …
... in de krant en op tv, groot lokaal nieuws dus. De busrit was mooi. Onderweg werd natuurlijk gestopt bij een souvenirsstal. Ze hadden daar verrukkelijke aardbeien dus dat was even boffen. Eenmaal bij de vulkaan was er wel erg veel bewolking. De wandeling om de krater heen was leuk en we zagen nog eekhoorntjes die loerden op eten van toeristen en uiteindleijk inderdaad de Oreo koekjes van onze buren roofden en snel ...
... another stamp in our passport. As we left the airport we were confronted with the Costa Rican paparazzi and SJ thought wow this is an amazing welcome but she quickly realised that they were there for the Soccer team, not for two British backpackers! The lady from the hostel was there to meet us and our first impression was that she was lovely and friendly. She didn't speak much English but then we don't speak much Spanish! After a fast car ride we arrived at our hostel. Manfred ...
... because we tried to exchange for colones at the hotel and they could only give us the equivalent of maybe $80. There are NO banks out here either so until we find one or a hotel that stocks more cash we are winging it.)
We started the hike to the crater rim and it was clear and I actually did glimpse the sunshine on the trees for an instant but then the mist moved in. As we approached the crater rim it was clear that it was NOT clear. It ...
... The problem is that the country really doesn't have family doctors so for a lot of the women there, the Women's Hospital is the only place they can receive care. This is great but the problem arises when the gynecologists don't receive training in other specialties like treating diabetes, hipertension, or gastritis. Then another problem arose today when a women was a newly diagnosed diabetic but she can't see her regular doctor for another 3-4 mo ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility