Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Another interesting fact I learned from Alex on the bus ride was that there really isn't much of a difference between organic and non organic. She told us that if the fruit is organic, they that just means there are no pesticides. Therefore, the organic bananas are covered in plastic. After Alex told us this she brought up a very important point.... Organic bananas that are better for you or worse for the environment?
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Sunday, June 16, 2013
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Friday, June 14, 2013
It was an amazing day walking through the lowland forest at La Selva. Today we came across an
Agouti it is a red brownish animal that resembles a guinea pig. The best part of the jungle hike
was the monkeys. We ran into a rare occurrence of three different species of monkeys all in the
same area. The names of the monkeys were the Mantled Howler Monkey the Spider Monkey and
the White Faced Capuchin. Today was a day filled with interesting monkeys.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
So it's only day three in Costa Rica and I am already in love with amazing
country. The first day we arrived was pretty brutal. With not getting any sleep
the day before and no sleep on the plan I was pretty tired. Passing out at nine
o'clock was amazing, I can't remember the last time I went to bed that early. We
also met our tour guild the day we arrived named Alex. She's extremely friendly
and full of energy, who always seems to have fun stories to tell. I am
looking forward to hear more stories from her. Yesterday was a pretty low key
day spending most of the day on the road. Though today totally made up for all
the driving we did yesterday. After walking all over a national park seeing
volcano hot springs( which spelled horrible) and nice picnic lunch. We all
treated our self in cooling off in a nice river. Felt so refreshing after being
covered in mud and sweat all day. After our hike we boarded back up on our bus
and headed to our third hotel. This is so far my favorite hotel we are all in
one room in bunk beds making me feel like I'm in summer camp.
What a interesting and adventerous trip so far! We went hiking at rincon de la vieja. We saw leaf cutter ants which carried leaves below us on the ground. The hike included boiling mud pots which consists of hot steam rising in front of us in the middle of the forest we were in. The hike also included a nice walk to a fresh water- waterfall which we got to swim in as well. I can't wait to go zip linig tomorrow and to la salva on friday to go and experience an actual rain forest! Can't wait to explore all the different snakes. Michelle drayer
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Everybody did get their first intro to Costa Rican food though, which is always a highlight. This one will be short, as as the moment we're packing up to head off to our first "site", in Guanacaste up in the Pacific northwest of the country. You may actually not hear from us about it for a day or two... rumor has it that internet there is down at the moment. That's one of the catches of working in parts of the world where sometimes an opossum chewing on the line can knock out power to a significant part of the country. See you soon...