The two scariest flights of my life!

Published: April 29th 2015
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Now, today has been all about getting in to Costa Rica - to the volcanic town of La Fortuna in the highlands, set 6km from Volcan Arenal which violently erupted in 1968. This was to involve not one, but 2 flights on a 'small' plane. Jesus - I have jumped out of planes bigger than what I flew in!! Two of the hairiest plane rides I have ever taken, that's for sure! I uncontrollably let out a small squeak when the first plane dropped whilst coming in to land - something which amused those around me considerably as I cling white knuckled to my seat!! But I did manage to make a few friends on these flights, which made them somewhat less stressful. The second flight ended up being just myself and another single female traveller from the USA as passengers in this 20 person plane. Something my carbon conscience finds difficult to digest.... The views from the planes were incredible though, and taking photos passed the time between the all too often 'turbulence' across the mountains. Upon arrival in La Fortuna - I have never been so hot in my life! Man, how long will I be able to manage this? Once again I feel like a jockey in a sauna. But I'm here purely to hike the volcanos, which may or may not be a great idea now I've experienced the heat and mugginess. We'll see how I survive the full day hike tomorrow.....

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