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Travel Blogs from Alajuela
... and visited some waterfalls and hotsprings.
I've developed a somewhat dynamic relationship with the tourism industry here. I discussed before how I've always had to play 20 questions to get right or consistent information. But beyond that, I'm the sort of "tourist" that constantly brings ideas and questions up that people say are impossible or simply illogical. The tourist office staff tell me bus's don't go where I'm going, it will take too long, that option ...
... and caught the bus with 10 minutes to spare. We finally arrived in San Jose in the late afternoon, walked to the local bus station, and took the local bus to Vargas Arayas. THe timing our our connecting buses/ferry was perfect. All of this was done without our iphones and without the help of any English speaking person.
I've concluded that we are awesome and so is CR and CR loves us and we love CR.
... stuff for my time at the sloth sanctuary as I'm meant to be in the jungle with only a trip to town a week and I'm out of toothpaste. Im sure I could make it with some leaf but I'd rather buy colgate. In the process of buying my stuff I found CADBURYS!!! So that and a mccafe coffee (everything is still close early, it's weird!) was my dinner. Then spent about 3 hours on the computer doing the last of my photos, tiring but necessary! It's definitely been a long day! Sloths tomorrow ...
new little waterproof video camera
small 1st aid kit
lots of bug repellent
clothes of various sleeve lengths
packable rain jacket
1 20L dry bag
2 guide books
one spanish book
one barbara kingsolover novel
and a copy of the nabokov dozen
oh, and water bottles
up in the air today, to the cloud forest tomorrow!
... and my foot were in the same shot. Then the squirrel moved quickly and I jumped away thinking for sure it was going to attack me. It never did attack me but he seemed to only be following me. Other people would walk by and not even notice him at all. It was weird. Then we saw a dog running around the park who didn't belong to anyone so we took pictures of him. A guy with a box in his hand came up to us and told us he could make our shoes look ...