Hotel Mango Valley
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- Minbar in room
- Airport Transportation
- Continental Breakfast
- Non-smoking rooms
- Microwave in room
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... to get through Costa Rican customs. It was a right faff but would have been a lot worse if we didn't have the bike bags. With everyone back on-board, we were soon on the main road to San Jose and the next phase of the holiday was underway. We got off the coach in the pouring rain at San Jose airport. As we extracted our bags from the luggage compartment a lone energetic taxi man greeted us and enquired if we were in need of his services. "Yes but we have ...
... adding it to a massive stack of papers. First order of business was getting colones from the ATM at the airport. I know from experience to avoid the money changers and the accompanying fees. Perhaps I was incredibly exhausted, sleep-deprived, and dehydrated, but my simple math skills were failing me as I tried to figure out how much money to withdraw. Technically the exchange rate
is 1:540 (approximately). Rounding to 500 colones per dollar, ...
... was so taken back by his kindness and so relieved that he wasn't going to kill us with his machete for trespassing, my heart was singing the rest of the short walk home. When we got home we cooked a big late lunch, and squeezed some delicious fresh OJ. People are fundamentally kind. I had had this stupid western fear that people in Latin America are violent and thirsty for gringo blood. I didn't mean for my mind to jump there, but it did. Fear is a funny thing, and I definitely feel ...
... road up the mountain.
As we climbed the volcano we entered the clouds. It was windy and chilly and everything became shrouded in mist. We were unable to see into the volcano's mouth. I am told there is a lake at the bottom that bubbles and belches with the volcano's activity. I was able to see a few species of bird here, so it was not all a loss.
COFFEE! The hillsides on the drive to Poas were dominated by coffee. Mostly in a form of cultivation ...
... the tour we were all ready to return to home base. I changed into sweats, drank some warm tea and tried to get warm until spanish class at 7.
Tomorrow after work we are making handmade corn tortillas, then having a guest speaker who is a nurse manager in the area in to talk about how socialized healthcare works (and doesn't work) in Costa Rica. After that it will be pack and prepare for a weekend on the Caribbean which we leave for Friday right after work!