Blogs from San José, San José, Costa Rica, Central America Caribbean - page 11

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Hi There, Here is our nature stop. Costa Rica has one the richest biodiversity in the world. We saw so many wild animals all along.... read more
Monteverde
Monteverde
Monteverde - zip lining


Last day in Costa Rica. I feel indifferent about leaving. I've had such a great time here and the work with sea turtles was great. It was such a great experience saving sea turtles and knowing you can make a difference. I will go back someday, hopefully next year, a bit earlier. I wouldnt go back for a month per say, more like a week or two. But I would also go back with a few extra days to go see the rest of the country. I have met a lot of awesome people here and I will miss them! It would be great to see them again sometime. I came back to San Jose today with two girls, Irada and Autumn, who are a bit crazy in the head, but kick ass people. I can ... read more


So I went in to San Pedro today to meet some people from Coopetarcoles to talk about my plan of action for living there next week! We reviewed my interview questions to decide which ones would be the most appropriate, I signed a code of ethics to make sure I'm not taking advantage of anyone, and we decided on how I should support the cooperative. We decided that I'm going to organize an "event" with some of the women in the cooperative. They are going to make something (probably food) and then we are going to sell it on the day of the finals for the world cup and try to make some extra money while having fun and building community! I'm super stoked, this is the kind of thing I like...doing research and giving back! ... read more


The day started at 1:00am when we left absurdly early to get to the airport to catch our 6:00am flight. Our visions of closed roads in angry G20 protesters didn't materialize and we got to the terminal 4 hours before our departure time. We flew Delta Airlines and took a small connecting flight to Atlanta, Georgia. We heard someone on the plane say something about having to pick up our bags and check them again for the connecting flight ourselves. This seemed weird, but when we landed 45 minutes before our next flight left, we headed out in search of baggage claim. Upon finding it, we noticed a sign indicating that no reentry would be allowed if we proceeded. That didn't sound right and our next flight's departure time was quickly approaching. After some quick deliberation ... read more


I've never been so happy to see a bag in my life.... read more

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Well I woke up this morning @5am to set out on my bus adventure back up to monteverde, I am in San Jose, go figure. I thought that there was a bus to monteverde from santa cruz. Not so much unless you want to get off at the most remote location in the world and the bus driver tell you that the next bus may or may not come..on top of that it is a very dangerous place for gringos..so I stayed on the bus 5hrs later I am back in the slums of san Jose. But I did book my bungee jumping for tomorrow..the old colorado bridge is where I am jumping. Highest jump in the americas. On the top 10 I believe for highest in the world. Other then that not much to share ... read more


Our last few days at the Tropical Dojo were quite good fun. On Friday, after the morning meditation, yoga and animal feeding, Theo and Carol (a couple visiting one of Noe's neighbours, Bunny) drove us an hour up in to the hills to Noe's mountain retreat. He owns five hectares on a hill that borders a beautiful river. The house is very basic, but has everything you need. It made me feel like we were going bear hunting out in the wild (not that they have bears in Costa Rica... I think). We chilled there for a bit, the boys had a swim in the river while Carol and I talked about her fabric import business from India. She is a PIO, Person of Indian Origin, and learnt how to dye fabric from her grandfather. She ... read more
Yoga Dojo
Sheryl on the loo..
One of Noe's handy notes


So meine lieben, mein Gott hab ich viel von der Karibik mitgenommen. Eine Magendarminfektion und Fieber. Grossartig. Aber keine Sorge, mittlerweile nach 20 Litern Reis-und Salzwasser, Gemuesesuppe und Brot, gehts mir wieder blendend;-). Das Wochenende war trotzdem super. Wir sind Donnerstag Nachmittag nach Cahuita gefahren. Schliesslich habe ich nur vier Tage Schule. Und nach 6Stunden Fahrt (es hat geregnet und deshalb mussten wir die laengere Strecke nehmen) sind wir endlich in dem bloeden kaff angekommen. Und Kaff trifft es nicht ganz. Kuhstall veilleicht eher. Cahuita ist eigentlich bekannt fuer die schoensten Straende an der karibischen Kueste und fuer einen wahnsinns Nationalpark. Davon haben wir nix gesehen, da es sofort nach unser Ankunft geschuettet hat wie aus Eimern. Es hat einfach nicht mehr aufgehoert und schnell wuerde aus den Strassen ein Sumpf und uns stand das Wasser ... read more
Cahuita
Cahuita
Puerto Vierjo


Hola, jetzt endlich habe ich wider Zeit gefunden zu schreiben. Schliesslich bin ich jezt zurueck von Manuel Antonio. Und ich hatte dort ne wahnsinns Zeit. Wir sind Freitag frueh, schliesslich habe ich nur bis Donnerstag Schule, mit dem Bus 4 Stunden an die Pacific Coast gefahren. Um 10Uhr vormittags waren wir endlich da und uns hat gleich zu beginn ein reiner weisser Sandstrand erwartet. Alles war mit Palmem umgeben und wir hatten schon um diese fruehe Stunde 34Grad im Schatten. Unsere Tica Lodge war gelich neben dem Nationalpark und 100Meter vom Beach entfernt. Wir haben 30Dollar pro Zimmer bezahlt. Pro Zimmer haben vier Leute drin geschlafen, also sehr preiswert. Sind gleich erstmal fruehstuecken gegangen. Und zwar in dem Hostel Costa Linda. Und man glaubt es kaum wem dieses Hostel gehoert. Einem Deutschen der sich sein ganzes ... read more
Costa Rica
Costa Rica
Costa Rica


Its hard to believe that this semester is coming to an end! We are now in San Jose after our closing activity at Rincon de la Vieja. All the work went well in La Selva, we all survived! At Rincon we climbed the volcano (almost got blown by wind off at the top), saw bioling mud pots, and swam in a beautiful swimming hole. It was a beautiful and relaxing time but I'm so tired! (16 km of hiking!) Now we are in San Jose and I'm getting that feeling I get right before I go through a big lifestyle change (ie to and from school). Its just you get so close to people over three months and to know that I have no garuntees of seeing anyone is just a little scary for me. Its ... read more




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