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Jul 3, 2004 - Costa Rica

Joining a group of about twenty travelers of all ages and nationalities, a mini United Nations set off on a two week loop around Costa Rica. Leaving from San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica, we headed to the Northwest coast. Our days in Playa Panama consisted of waking to the eerie cries of howling monkeys, hiking among the dry tropical rainforest for hours to reach a refreshing waterfall and swimming hole, and nights included marangue, samba, and salsaing with locals in an impromptu dance class. As this tour was touted as an adventure...

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Central America 2004

Jun 28, 2004 - Volcan Arenal

When I arrived the volcano ws covered in cloud without much hope of seeing anything. I decided to take a guided jungle tour up the side of the volcano. We saw a sloth, many monkeys and toucans- more than anyhere else so far. Our guide was a bit crazy and oculd make every animal noise you could think of. I think he was trying to get the Howler monkey to actually come dowm out of their trees and mate with him. We even found some nests with baby birds in it. We were ver careful not to touch it and get the mother to reject them. After our hike...

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May 26, 2004 - San Jose, Costa Rica

Arrival in San Jose to start the trip proper. COSTA RICA background: - 27% of country is protected, and country is 50,000 sq. kms in area - population of 3.7m in 1999 - 1 of safest countried in the world to travel, and don't have armed forces - Central America became independent of Spain in 1821 - more than 850 species of bird - currency is Colones. 1US $ = 430 colones TS - Nice city in the day, people really friendly. Night a bit dodgy though so stayed in and watched cable. San Jose was a central point for us to keep travelling through so...

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Feb 16, 2004 - ouepos

February 14, 2004 Quepos So much has happened, and it has been so hard to find a connection for this laptop. There are internet sites everywhere, but no one wants to let us connect with our own machine. We stopped in Punteranous for one night and the kids and Nathan went to the fiesta there. I stayed and wrote about the previous places before I forget. It was not a very nice looking place and the weather is definitely more humid. We like the weather so far. The next morning we got up and hit the road and ended up in Jaco. The roads have...

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R&R Costa Rica Style

Jul 25, 2003 - Costa Rica (text)

14 JUL -- 25 JUL Some Context . . . We designed our itinerary to gradually increase the difficulty of our journey - we expect language and cultural differences will render Vietnam harder to navigate than Chile, for example. Central/South America was thus the natural first stop: Helen and I speak passable Spanish (although not Portuguese); several cities we will visit have a European flavor, particularly Buenos Aires; and we think the intermingling of Spanish- and English-speaking immigrants in the United States may have fostered in us some...

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