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Feb 9, 2014 - Cano Negro cruise

After torrential rains most of the evening, we awoke to sun and a glorious view of the Arenal volcano. The soil here is very red due to the volcanic eruptions and it is great for growing bananas, plantains, oranges for juice, and sugar cane made mainly into brown sugar. This is a very unusual resort as there are duplex-type units that all face the volcano. Our rooms are very spacious but the unique feature is the bathroom. It is like an extension of the room with a corrugated roof that allows the rain to come in and water the plants that...

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Jan 15, 2009 - COSTA RICA

The recipe for Costa Rica: 1 part Vermont (for it's green mountains, rivers, and cows) 1 part Hawaii (for it's beaches, volcano's, and it's tropical flora and fauna) 1 part southern California (for it's arid hills and infrastructure) Add some indigenous people and wildlife, bananas and coffee, mix well, and place in the middle of Central America between two oceans. Let it bake in the hot sun just long enough for the tourists and north american landowners to rise. When the comedian Yakoff Smirnoff first came to America from communist Russia...

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Dec 19, 2008 - San Carlos to Los Chiles, Costa Rica

December 19th, 2008 We reached San Carlos just as the sun was coming up. My impressions of San Carlos aren´t the best. Its a dirty border town. We grabbed some grub and headed down to immigration to get our passports stamped and catch a boat over the border to Los Chiles, Costa Rica. The boat ride was cool. We saw and heard tonnes of howler monkeys. It rained a bit, but nothing major. At the border we were stopped by military, they checked the papers and asked us all to put on our life jackets. Their cabin looked pretty cool all done up in...

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