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Aug 27, 2011 - voyage de Rara Avis a La Fortuna
coucou c'est moi, jour 7, le retour de rara avis vers la "civilisation" ... rendez-voua a 5h30 pour le petit dejeuner, rice and beans, des oeufs, des fruits et une sorte de pain a la canelle ... 6 personnes peuvent descendre la premiere partie en tracteur le reste doit descentre le premier bout a pied... je vais a pied biensur ... a El Plastico (anciuenne prison) on peut choisir, continuer a pied ou monter dans le tracteur. il faisait bon alors j'ai decidee de continuer a pied avec Liza, notre guide et la masseuse, le tout toujours avec les...Jump to full entry
Aug 20, 2011 - A Costa Rican town that feels like you are in Europe.
Alajuela 20/08/11 A Costa Rican town that feels like you are in Europe. Alajuela is a modern city with modern shops on every street corner. It’s very easy to think that you are in some European city. The Cathedral was rebuilt 20years ago after an earthquake damaged the old one. On the ceiling were amazing murals depicting scenes of Christ. We caught a taxi the next morning to the top of Volcan Poas, an active volcano that had sulphur steam coming from the crater below. It had been fairly explosive in recent years but on that day was just...Jump to full entry
Aug 1, 2011 - La Fortuna, Arenal
Bonjour a tous! Notre dernier arret avant la capitale du Costa Rica fut la petite ville de la Fortuna ou lon peut admirer le volcan Arenal, un des volcan les plus actifsde lAmerique Centrale... Malheureusement, durant notre passage, nous navons pas vue de lave et les nuages recouvraient le sommet... Mick a passe la journee a faire du rafting alors que Vanes est alle relaxer dans les hot springs!!! Notre voyage tire a sa fin et cest le dernier recit de voyage que nous ecrivons... Bien quon aimerait continuer a voyager, on a bien hate de...Jump to full entry
Jul 17, 2011 - La Fortuna
La Fortuna is definitely a hot spot for tourists as there are so many things to do here. Unfortunately for me, my legs were very sore/stiff from my 11 hour hike up Conception in Nicaragua so I didn't really feel like doing another hike here. I ended up spending the day going kayaking it was so relaxing. I love doing water sports so this was probably the perfect thing that I could have done here. It started out with very little wind and was a nice clear day with a volcano in the distance, but on the way back the wind certainly picked up...Jump to full entry
Jun 27, 2011 - En rolig dag etter gardgens eventyr!
Puh, etter gardagens, til tider, litt for spennende eventyr sa tror jeg det er pa plass med en takk til ett par av mine gamle trenere, Petar og Kenth, for mine veldig sterke hofteboyere! Som det gar a lese av forrige innlegg sa var vi jo pa rafting og var bat gikk pa en veldig stor sten og snurra rundt pa hodet. Jeg havna under baten og kom omsider opp pa framsiden av baten, motsatt side av de andre noe som gjorde at de ikke kunne se meg. Selv rakk jeg aldri a tenke pa andre enn meg selv, da jeg fokuserte pa to sikkerhetsregler som vi hadde...Jump to full entry
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