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Old 12-13-2009, 02:05 PM   #15
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Ok...so we're in Monteverde, It's pretty touristy...jungle walks, ziplining, canopy tours, hanging bridges tours...too late for the daytime stuff, so we decide on a night time jungle walk. We're in whats known as a cloud forest as opposed to a rain forest. I had it explained to me and I think its the elevation and precipitation that differentiates the two. Anyways, seems like I could use some schooling...so onward.
They pick us up at dark and take us to the preserve. It's called the Bosque Eterno Los Ninos or the Childrens Eternal Rain Forest. There are lots of public and private preserves here. Oh, an interesting piece of trivia...this area was originally settled by a bunch of Quakers from Alabama in the mid 1950's...I think. They were runnng from the U.S. because they didn't want to be involved in the Korean War. They bought several thousand acres to farm, and still own land here, but in smaller quantities. I didn't happen to notice any Quakers with a southern drawl hanging around when I was in town though...

We get our flashlights and head out into the jungle. (this is going to be very anti-climactic)




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Aaaargh! Watch where you stick your hands





Allright...enough of this stuff...I never was too good at school anyways.
If I can't see Jaguars, bushmasters, vipers and Ocelots then I lose interest quickly.

We head for Puntarenas and the Nicoyan Peninsula...the way out of Montezuma and Sta Elena






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Everywhere we went...there were dogs.





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Standard equipment for a Mountain Tico...rubber boots and a machete




So it was getting hot...and we were getting parched...In the little town of Sardinal we stopped for a drink and a chat.





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This was where that doggie bag from yesterdays lunch came in handy...

This gentleman saw us sitting in the gutter having lunch, and came out and started chatting with us. He was amused by our crappy spanish.




The local girlgang walked past a couple of times...fully accessorized...





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The roads got better...well, good actually.


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