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One bad ass chick on one bad ass journey

44 km trek through Corcovado Park and my first night in San Jose April 16, 2010

Filed under: Costa Rica,Panama — jrobamf @ 9:59 pm

Rica and I woke up at the crack of dawn on Sunday morning ending Semana Santa to catch the first water taxi to mainland so she could continue to San Blas and I could return to Corcovado for some trekking through the jungle with a nature tour guide I had met there before. We arrived in Almirantes, Panama and proceeded to watch bus upon bus arrive full and leave even fuller. This is when we began to realize that maybe this was not going to be a good traveling day. It seemed that EVERY person in Central America was off for the holiday and heading home…..today. DOH! (more…)

 

PANAMA! Panama-A-a-A-a-Aaaa

Filed under: Panama — jrobamf @ 5:44 am

FINALLY! I was on my way to BOCAS!!! I decided to take a shuttle from Rocking J’s that would get me all the way to Isle Colon, the main island of Bocas Del Toro. Some where along the way, I realized that everyone on my shuttle had reservations somewhere and that it was expected to completely fill up for Semana Santa. But I knew better than to worry at this point because it doesn’t help and it would probably work itself out in true pura vida style anyways. Wait, I wasn’t in Costa Rica anymore……..hrmmmm. Hope the pura vida mantra still applies down in Panama. Panama-a-a–a-aa! (more…)

 

Rasta Life! Right near the beach….boooy April 8, 2010

Filed under: Costa Rica — jrobamf @ 4:12 am

Finally, I was on my way to the Caribbean side of Costa Rica before heading into Bocas Del Toro. I just knew I was going to love it there. Whats not to love? Beautiful waters, reggae music, relaxed vibes….among other things. The buses were crazy crowded because it was the Sunday leading up to Semana de Santa which means the entire Central America region is off work to celebrate the holiday. I had heard about this and the main thing I had heard was that at some point they were going to stop selling alcohol for 2-3 days and I would need to stock up. (more…)

 

One fine night in San Ramon April 7, 2010

Filed under: Costa Rica — jrobamf @ 10:10 pm

I didn’t have any reason to stay in San Ramon from a tourist perspective but I had read this guys profile when I first signed up for couchsurfing and he seemed like the coolest guy from all the references people had left him. And he was a native Costa Rican and I thought it would be good to stay with someone with some cultural perspective. (more…)

 

Waterfalls, Volcanoes and Waterslides….OH MY! April 4, 2010

Filed under: Costa Rica — jrobamf @ 2:28 am

When Erika and I left Rancho Margot, I was actually bumming pretty hard because I wanted to stay longer but it was a little bit more than my budget allowed so I had to be moving on. When we rolled into town, needless to say I was not impressed. Its difficult to go from the most beautiful and pristine surroundings to a dirty and plain looking town. We were able to find a cheap hostel called Gringo Pete’s and were given each our own set of bunk beds and a private room to share. I was especially fond of the bathroom sink actually being in the room and not the bathroom. Kinda made it feel like a jail cell but much friendlier due to my Scooby Doo sheets. (more…)

 

Monteverde- Estes Park’s sister city and Rancho Margot April 2, 2010

Filed under: Costa Rica — jrobamf @ 10:58 pm

When I arrived in San Jose to get a bus to Monteverde, I asked the cab driver to take me to the Monteverde bus station and even pointed to it in the book so I wouldn’t screw up the pronunciation and be mis-understood. How in the world did he still not manage to drop me in the right place and I have never been there so I cant even tell if its the right place until I start asking people. NOPE- I am about 6 blocks away and I hate walking around in San Jose. (more…)

 

 
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