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gherkin meal

banana chips

After the garden visit, Michael (a dutch boy from the hostel) and I decided to go on a search for the famous hot springs. We possibly left it a bit late in the day, by the time we arrived it was 4.30 and very grey overhead. The taxi driver drove over a rope bridge, on which wooden planks had been placed, which was one of the most terrifying expereinces of my life! He dropped us at the edge of the jungle and gestured the way. After half an hour of searching through the trees we found a little pond surrounded by stones and concluded that that must be it.

The water was so hot i just had to sit with my feet dipped in! After about 5 minutes the heavens opened and it poured down for the next hour leaving all of our belongings and clothes soaked. It was quite a surreal experience.

That night I ate red pasta and watched Harry Potter.

The next day we moved on to David, into a hostel in the middle of nowhere! After a dip in the pool we explored the city, I was amazed at the number of phone chargers on offer at the side of the road. That night we ate at a tiny restaurant, and had a sort of fish and chips, except the chips were made of banana and everything was smothered in gherkins.

Yesterday we decided to cross the border back into Costa Rica. We left the house at 7am and walked 5 metres when a man said "you wanna go to the border?" so we got in his mini bus and that was that. After 10 hours on aother bus we arrived in San Jose. We had another explore and watched a pregnant woman and an old man perform as some sort of hip hop act.
We watched slumdog millionaire which was heaven and then bumped into Nirav, our friend from Peurto Viejo which was random.

This morning I left with Nirav for the hottest place on earth, Jaco. So far I have sweated an extreme amount and been chased by a pack of 8 barking dogs.

Posted by katielorna 13:47 Archived in Costa Rica

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