How to go 47km in 3.5 hours
Trip Start Mar 29, 2013
44Trip End Jun 20, 2013
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Our survey says...uh uh!
It took 3.5 hours to get there! San Jose's traffic is just unbelievable, there's a mad one way system through the city which made the multiple hotel pick ups tedious, add to that the actual volume of traffic on the streets a possible power outage (there were power lines across the road) and some talk of demonstrations that have been going on for a while blocking some of the major roads and you have a pandemonium. After the second hour you just had to sit back and enjoy the ride - no one could have predicted it and the driver and guide were as exasperated as the rest of us
The road up to the volcano was nice - lots of blue gum and bottle brush trees (really) and lots of cows - all a bit "Heidi-ish".
The volcano sits at 2500m or so and was covered in cloud as predicted yesterday so we wandered up another 100m to look at another crater lake - that was clear. It seems to be the day trip of choice as it was full of tourists and school trips - both Costa Rican and US. On the way down again the wind had blown away the clouds so we got a 30 second or so clear view before the heavens were unzipped and a tonne of rain came down - all part of the fun.
Another early start tomorrow off to La Fortuna and the Volcan Arenal (Costa Rica is full of volcanoes)
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