Published: July 3rd 2010July 2nd 2010
We left San Jose via Taxi headed for La Paz Waterfall after our quick little stay in Pangea. On our way out of the city, we caught a glimpse of a strip along the highway of the surreal looking rainbow eucalyptus trees: trees which naturally have strips of neon green, hot pink, dayglo orange (Susan, that term is for you) highlighter yellow, and bright blue on their trunks. I wasn´t quick enough with my camera to get a picture, but hopefully I will snag one before the trip's end...
We were also impressed by the craziness of the Costa Rican street vendors while leaving the city, who were the most literal of all street salesmen you ever did see. These guys stood smack dab in middle of the highway, not on a median mind you, but on the actual dotted passing lane lines, and calmly yelled to the passing cars the assortment of fruits and breads they were offering up for sale. Cars whizzed passed so closely that I swear I could see their t-shirts flutter from brushing against rear view mirrows. Yet neither drivers nor vendors seemed the least bit phased from the near dance with death. Just another
day in San Jose I suppose.
My lord! Adios Mio! La Paz my be tricky to get to....up winding rocky roads made even trickier to navigate due to the destruction from the massive earthquake that shook the region two years ago.....but it is certainly worth the hassle. A place full of waterfalls and rescued animals and funky flowers, and the most spectacular hotel room ever.... what´s not to love? The pictures below were taken in the afternoon when we first arrived and were so tickled to be there that we were dancing and bouncing around like two kids in a mcdonalds playground ball pit. We darted around left and right up and down the trails until we were laughing at how amazing everything was surrounding us. More to come later after I settle down a bit and can write a proper blog.
There are more photos below