Travel Blogs from Alajuela
The last two days have been pretty lax. We attempted to hike Volcan Poas yesterday. The information centre was recommending people to come back another day due to mucho niebla (a lot of fog). This was nice of them as they could have just taken people's money and not said anything. Poas is the most active volcano in Costa Rica, erupting 39 times since 1828. It has erupted once in each of the past 4 years.
We came back today ...
I woke up way too early to fall back asleep this morning, most likely due to excitement to getting home. It's been a phenomenal trip, but as any teenager would say, having a social life during the summer is pretty darn important too. It'll be nice to have privacy, and all of my clothing to choose from once again. I will definitely miss the pretty tico boys and zip lining through the ...
... had already locked the doors, so we were out of luck.
We went to the customer service desk, and they looked into getting us another flight to Philly tonight, but no luck, so we're spending the night at the "La Quinta Inn" at the Houston airport. We asked if United would pick up the tab for the room, but they pointed out that since the problem was with the US government's security procedures (more precisely - lack ...
... originally from St Lucia who was on his way to San Jose for a funeral for a couple of days. Apparently Brooklyn is the place to live if you want to keep your power on in bad weather (we were talking Hurricane Sandy) - its all under ground. Melbourne take note! He proudly showed me his new US passport which was infinitely more interesting picture-wise than the 3 flavours we travel on.
Arriving at the airport the immigration ...
... and star fruit juice. For dessert we had fried plantains with molasses and butter. It was all quite delicious and filling, and the conversation flowed at the table thanks to our tour member with Spanish skills.
Mr. Barboza is a tenant farmer. He owns his home but not the land on which it is constructed. He and his wife have been hosting visiting families for nine years, but that will soon come to a halt as his youngest daughter is in her last year of school. ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility