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The mighty Pan-American Bridleway

Costa Rica, Day 14, Saturday 23rd April OK, so it wasn’t quite that bad. But the exotic-sounding Pan-American Highway; the epic, continent-spanning stretch of blacktop which I’d inexplicably been looking forward to throughout this trip, turned out to hold all … Continue reading

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All plain quadbiking

Costa Rica, Day 13, Friday 22nd April Our penultimate day, and also a very holy day. Easter Friday, in fact. Everything would be shut, which didn’t bode well as Carol needed to get some plasters and I wanted a tiny … Continue reading

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Guide, take a hike

Day 11, Wednesday 20th April The squawky bird was making its interminable din elsewhere so I slept a lot better. I don’t mind birdsong generally, it was just a particularly noisy bastard of a bird that outstayed its welcome. Anyway, … Continue reading

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Zip-a-dee doo-daghhh!

Day something-or-other of our Costa Rican adventure A bad night, due to a persistently noisy bird that made a distinctive ‘waaa-waaa’ noise well into the small hours. I still managed to wake up at an unearthly 5.15am, though. So I … Continue reading

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We drink a poo drink

Costa Rica, Day Nine Monday 18th April This was our last morning at the Sarapiqui Rainforest Lodge, and we’d booked a talk – more like an interactive demonstration – on the history and production of chocolate. The talk took place … Continue reading

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White Water Grafting

Day 7: Sarapiqui Rainforest Lodge We left the sloth sanctuary and continued on our journey westwards. Along the way we encountered more Mack and Freightliner trucks that I thought had ever been built. Costa Rica used to have a railway … Continue reading

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Whose idea was this?

Costa Rica Day 6 Friday 15th April Same cold breakfast delivered to our table with the same hurry-up-and-get-out speed. Nice fresh juice and fruit, though. In any case we’re in a bit of a rush as it’s scuba diving and … Continue reading

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That’s just the name of the shop, love.

Our Costa Rican adventure Day 5 Thursday 14th April Our first morning at Azania Bungalows and a breakfast of cold fried eggs was brought to our table well before we’d had time to finish the toast, which had been brought … Continue reading

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‘Our lodge. Our rules.’

Costa Rica Day  4 Wednesday 13th April Had a lie-in the next day – until 7.00am! – then a breakfast of eggs, fruit, pancakes and not-bad coffee. Today we leave the lodge and take the boat back to that weird … Continue reading

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Bus, bus, boat, bed

Costa Rica 2011 Day 2 Monday 11th April We left the hotel at about 6.00am in a minibus that stopped at other hotels where other passengers joined us. Then it became our turn to join other passengers on a bigger … Continue reading

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