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Jun 25, 2011 - White Water Rafting....shit alltsa!!!
Shit malackas! Detta var nagot helt CP...man kanner sig som en adrenalin junky efter denna dag. JAg har testat white water rafting tidigare i Nya Zeeland ca 13 ar sedan och det var coolt men detta var nagot annat. Vi fick basta guiden och jag och Lise var i gummiflotten tillsammans med det danska paret, Stefan och Carina...sa det kandes riktigt bra. Finns ju nagra i ganget som inte direkt tranat de senaste aren sa glad man inte hamnade med dem :) HEla raftingen skulle vara ca 3 timmar och vi ska ta oss en 12-14 km nedfor floden...och den...Jump to full entry
Jun 24, 2011 - Fortsatte resan, nu mot Ta Fortuna/Arenal
Upp 5 pa morgonen och lite snabb frukost sen gick vi i ca 3 timmar...en 6-7 km nerfor berget och de sista 6 km pa traktorn som ateriogen hoppade rejalt pa den daliga vagen, man kan inte ens kalla det vag :) Sen var det inget speciellt, vi akte buss i nagra timmar och var framme vid 15-tiden och bor nu pa ett hotell som ar helt OK. Vi fick lite briefing om vad man kan gora har i Arenal, vi ska vara har i 2 hela dagar och 3 natter. White water rafting ar riktigt bra i omradet sa det signa vi upp oss for, vi gor det med ett lokalt foretag som...Jump to full entry
May 18, 2011 - Day 10
Today I went white water rafting!!!! It was mint and way more technical than i thought it would be! got a bit red as the water washed of all my suncream, but thats the first bit of colour ive had so far! Im now officially the palest by miles. On the way back to the hotel, it started raining and the power cut off. I fell on the way here - flip flops dont offer much in the way of grip. Typical that i can do all these activities and get hurt walking over a bridge! We also all had a bit of a wake up call today as the two older women on our tour...Jump to full entry
May 17, 2011 - Day 9
Finally talking in the present tense! Today we went to a cafe for breakfast and then 6 of us went canyoneering. It was like a mix between gorge walking and absailing. Needless to say that we got very wet! there were two really big drops, the largest being 70meters high!! And we free-falled down (let go of the rope on our harness) and the guide at the bottom would slow us down using the other end of the rope. Just been to look round the shops, and treated myself to a pretty dress :) Going out for tea in a few mins, so bye bye!! xxxJump to full entry
May 16, 2011 - Day 8
Had to be up at 5am to have breakfast and get the tractor back to civilisation. Then got a mini bus to la fortuna, which is a small town. We booked our activities for the next day and then went for a walk to see the arenal volcano, which is very impressive and then to some local hot springs! it was really good. Some of the pools were 40 degrees! hot hot hot. we went on the slide a few times and dinner was included. Hit the sack!!Jump to full entry
Feb 4, 2011 - Hasta la Vista!
Holla... Another day, our last day in Paradise! I woke up to the smell of coffee in our room. Mr. Roque had already started the coffee maker and I believed I had died and gone to heaven. What a place this is!!!! You open your eyes and stare directly at the rain forrest, unbelievable. I decided to drink my cup on the balcony and opened my laptop to see if I found anyone online. My Uncle was online, he called my dad who said he'd be home in an hour or so. I talked to him for a while, then my sister Melanie came on line, I talked to her for a...Jump to full entry
Feb 3, 2011 - La "Paz" Peacelodge Resort
Pura Vida!!!!! To follow up from my previous entry: The taxi took us back to the "Toucan" where we waited for our "transport" Hector walked around and found a bakery, got us each a ham and cheese sandwhich and got back just when our ride arrived. We loaded up into another minivan driven by Carlos. We picked up a few passengers and we were on our way to the Peace Lodge where I had made a reservation for our last two days. The place was recommended by Jeff whose wife Tina also teaches at 24 hr fitness. According to Jeff this place is...Jump to full entry
Dec 27, 2010 - La Fortuna
Here comes the rain again...Eurythmics is our theme song. It did break long enough the morning of the 26th so we could see the volcano from the main street and go for a bike ride around the Lake. I like this little town. It is built on a flat area, has a centre park and is not too touristy. I can go to a soda for breakfast and not see an English speaking person, but see lots of the regulars come in and chit chat to the employees. This is our first town, after being in the wilderness for a week. One custom that is hard to get used to, moreso...Jump to full entry
Oct 22, 2010 - All you need is a little trust...
After another adventure of a bus ride with some gnarley overtaking skills we arrived in La Fortuna to the hostel of the infamous Mr Lava Lava (yup you have to sing his name when you say it!). It was a funky little place and you can´t complain at $5 a night for what turns out to be pretty much your own private cabin as it was just the two of us and a german girl Anna-Marie who we´d met on the bus. Now La Fortuna is known for Volcan Arenal which apart from the fact that it gets hidden by cloud a lot (met a guy who´d been there for 4 days but...Jump to full entry
Jul 18, 2010 - La Fortuna
La Fortuna was a fun little town where we settled for a few days to view the beautiful volcano Arenal. While we saw puffs of smoke and heard rumblings, we never actually saw the lava that was hoped for on our tour. We did enjoy some hiking through the jungle, spotting Howler Monkeys and ended the tour with a relaxing bath in the thermal hot springs at the base of the volcano.Jump to full entry
Jul 15, 2010 - La Fortuna
Our last stop in Costa Rica was in the town of La Fortuna, overlooked by a huge active volcano. When we arrived it was raining torrentially but luckily bu the morning it had cleared in time for us to go to the hot springs. The hot sptings were amazing with loads of different pools in the resort, all around 40 degrees and with the steaming volcano as a backdrop. It also had a 'Mayan Pyramid' with waterfalls running down into the pool. It felt like I was having a really hot bath all day, the whole resort was amazing.Jump to full entry