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Travel Blogs from Alajuela
... we have
given to the caregivers and sisters, I know we have done some excellent work
with these underserved people. If I was independently wealthy, I'd hire some
more people to come to Manos and just play with and interact with those people.
They are beyond excited when people play or interact with them, and it's just
delightful to see their joy.
Tomorrow we must say goodbye to the people of Manos Abiertas
... an hour we hit an area of steep descent down a mountain that I really loved maneuvering. Semi trucks came from the other direction and had little choice but to use both sides of the road. Driving was like a roller coaster ride as we twisted and turned our way around the mountains...and people on bicycles...and roadside vendors...and so on. I looked over at Heather in the passenger seat and saw a frozen look of terror on her face as she held a white-knuckle grip on the ...
... pictured in brochures and postcards as a turquoise blue, is not always so, as I discovered. This is due to the colour of the pool depending on the activity of the volcano at the time and the levels and types of minerals in it. For my visit this meant it was nearly white with steam and gas billowing from it and therefore obvious activity taking place within the volcano. From the active crater it is then, approximately, another 20mins walk to an ...
... for the opportunity to share that, especially in Spanish. Hector and I spent a lot of time praying for the students we talked to, and even got to share our own testimonies with each other over lunch. The rest of the day involved a lot of reading and team bonding and resting. It's amazing how tired you are after 4 hours of sharing in another language! Also had a Spanish lesson with the team, led by Hector of course! Trying to refresh all the long-lost vocab ...
... was even more gold to be found on the third level.
I have been to many museums around the world. This museum is certainly one of my favorites. I would highly recommend it to anyone traveling to San Jose.
Exiting the museum we walked back to the Plaza de la Cultura. We decided to walk west along Avenida Central, a pedestrian street. We were looking for touristy type shops. It was a bustling street, but after four or five blocks ...