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Jan 10, 2009 - Safe and Sound

So we made it to San Jose with no major incidents. As soon as we walked in to the hotel we ran into Jay and Carrie Anne who informed us that they had found a sports bar to watch the Titan's game. Not lying the name of the bar was Sportsmans!! After a few beers we began to notice that we were the only female clientele in a bar full of older men. Come to find out, the "sports bar" was also a brothel. Leave it to us!! Had some amazing food, met the rest of our group, and are all settled in to our hotel. Love to write more, but this long day...

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Jan 5, 2009 - San José

San Jose is a kinda creey town from what i´ve seen of it. On the last day a bucnh of us decided that we should go out to a club. So the group of us start walking down the street toward the club...and the street is dead the city toatlly silent except for the odd cab driving by. We get to the street the clubis on and there are cars just crammed into the block and tons of people and blaring mucic from the club. The club wanted a rediculous amt of cash for cover so we all decided to pass. And again we walked back in the wierd silence of San...

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X-mass 2008/2009

Dec 5, 2008 - Back to the Pacific

We (somewhat gladly) said goodbye to Monteverde yesterday, although it figures that the sky was brilliant blue and the scenery spectacular. Nevertheless, it was time to go. Thumbs up to the Arco Iris hotel - would recommend it highly. We boarded a shuttle transfer to bring us back to the pacific coast, and further south than we've been before. The trip was probably not exactly legendary, but certainly an adventure! The rains had done their work on the dirt roads, and while the driver did his best it was a hairy trip trying to avoid pot...

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Aug 2, 2008 - San José

Wow.... what a dodgy city!! It is the dirtiest city that I have ever seen! Mind you, this is the beginning of my worldy travels after all. Anyway... met some of the group, great people and went to explore the city with Manjit and a few people from the group - Teresa and Steven (Teresa is from Canada and Steven from the UK), Tara and Hillary from New Orleans and Boston, Jen from the UK and Lisa from Chicago. We saw the National Theatre, and a beautiful hotel that we found out was actually a brothel! Then we went to find a market, got totally...

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Apr 28, 2008 - Travel to Quepos.

Hello, Starting time was 8.30am. A long bus ride from the mountains down to the Pacific Ocean. Leaving Monteverde we drove over very rough gravel roads again. We are getting used to it! After the tractor massacre from a few days ago, gravel roads do not feel so bad. By the way, have we told you that we have not had any rain for the last 4 days? No rain since we left Rara Avis. We read in a paper here that the rainy season is supposed to start early (like right now) and will be nasty. The scientists don´t understand why it has not started...

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Aug 29, 2007 - CR: Rincón de Osa, Manuel Antonio

Wieder am Pazifik (Rincón de Osa) ankommend, regnet es wie aus Kübeln. Tinu und ich trotzen aber dem Regen und stellen unser Zelt auf einer gepfählten Holzplatform direkt am Meer auf. Je nach Gezeiten ist nun unser Zelt fast komplett umringt von Wasser und 1000 kleiner uns liebenden Krebsen. Wir gehen auf Delfinschau und öffnen Kokosnüsse am Palmenstrand. Auf der Fahrt nach Manuel Antonio besuchen wir das "Stonehenge" (Steinkugel bis 1 m gross) von Costa Rica. In einem weiteren Nationalpark treffen wir auf unzählige kleine Krebse, lahme...

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Aug 9, 2007 - CR: San José, San Mateo, Nationalpark Carara

Schon als wir in San José ankommen, versucht uns ein Taxifahrer auszunehmen, indem er viel zu viel Geld verlangt. Wir logieren in einer schönen Jugendherberge, gehen auf Stadterkundungstour, besuchen das imposante Nationalmuseum und amüsieren uns im Nachtleben, wo Tinu ein Nationalfussfalltrikot der letzten WM gewinnt und es ihm danach alle zu einem schlechten Preis abkaufen oder tauschen wollen. Unsere gebuchte Zelttour ¨Costa Rica - Panamá Trail¨ beginnt hier und wir machen schnell Bekanntschaft mit unserem erfahrenen Costa Rica Führer...

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