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... oil urushiol which is also toxin found in related poison ivy." Wikipedia.
Care must be taken when cutting it open because these chemicals can get on the skin and cause problems. "Proper roasting is required to destroy the toxins but must be done outdoors as the smoke contains urushiol drops which can cause reactions including irritation to the lungs." Wikipedia
Whew! Decided not to try my hand at roasting a few cashews!
... hopefully catch a dorado (mahi mahi)--missed it unfortunately. We landed on the beach in Montezuma and offloaded the bags. Was fun trying to roll our wheelie suitcases across the sandy beach. [Note to self: bring backpack instead next time].
Our hotel--Luz do Mono--was a short walk from the beach. Our casita wasn't quite ready so we had lunch at Organics, an organic cafe with lots of vegan options for Drew. Not cheap (very expensive in fact) ...
... dress-ups, marching bands, drummers and dancers-all concluded with a celebration at the local soccer field filled with colourful traditional costumes and happy locals. It was a great time for us to be traveling this country!
We got some lovely, relaxed beach time and yummy food in though before departing for our next stop...
...Monteverde to meet Mary and Ben (Macushla's cousin and her boyfriend)!
... cloud forest, where we will zip line over the forest canopy, walk hanging bridges and hopefully see a bunch of wild life, drink beers and eat more great food. To appreciate Costa Rica to its fullest, you need more money then we have. Everything seems to cost 35, 40 or even 50 $ per persons to do anything. You want to surf lessons? 40$, water rafting? 50$, you get my drift. You also need to like crapy beer to spend any among of time in this country. If you like Bud then my friend ...
... to San Jose
for our flight out of Central America, and the end of our first leg of
travelling. We spent another day on buses and boats, and made it to the capital
that evening. We decided we’d finish off Central with a big family Chinese, so
down the road we headed to a recommended restaurant. It was a very surreal
meal. Firstly the restaurant was in a large function hall (and would be hosting
Miss Costa Rica in a week’s time) and ...