Volcano View

Published: March 22nd 2013
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Nature is a temple in which living columns sometimes emit confused words. Man approaches it through forests of symbols, which observe him with familiar glances. Charles Baudelaire French Poet

We left the turtles and the frogs behind in Tortegedo and traveled by water and road to the town of La Fortuna. Our hotel , in the shadow of the volcano is just 1500 meters from the base and as luck would have it we have clear days. The locals say sometime they go a week without being able to see the top. To kick off our volcanic adventure we went to the hot springs in Los Lagos a resort that has rainforest springs heated by the volcano designed into a hot springs playground. There was a water slide, cocktails and pools of hot water perfect for relaxing. Next on the agenda was an adreline filled day at the waterfalls where we climbed down rocky waterways , rappelled down terrifying heights , conquering fears and ticking another of the bucket list. My inner child screamed I did , I did it and beamed with pride. At night we had a tortilla making lesson and a home cooked meal in a Costa Rican home. Our hosts spoke no English but we learned everything with a demo and a little translation from our guide.

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25th March 2013

La Fortuna
OMG! What an amazing view of Arenal! And awesome job on the rappelling, Astrid! You go girl!

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