Instead of spending three days at Bocas del Toro, I have decided to spend my time taking the longer, but (according to my guide book) more scenic way via Turrialba to San José. I also took the opportunity to break the trip there and visit some nearby Indian ruins. Continue reading Stopgap or worthy stop?
I was pushing my luck, and made the long trip to the Bocas del Toro. "Maybe it is only raining in the mountains, and not on the coast?" or so I was hoping – unfortunately in vain. Continue reading Pushing my luck – too much …
When I arrived in Boquete yesterday, I did not really encounter the "spring-like climate" that should be found here year-round. Rather, it felt more like summer to me. In the evening and at night, however, it cooled down considerably, and I even needed a thin blanket – how nice! Continue reading Hurray, some rain!
I do not know if I have ever sweated that much as during my stay on the Osa peninsula, espially during my two-day hiking trek in the Parque Nacional Corcovado. After having hiked half way on the second day, my (fast-drying) hiking shirt was drenched in sweat – and stinking as hell! Continue reading Drenched in Sweat
My third volunteer project (after working at Volcán Arenal and in a turtle project) was again quite different. However, I enjoyed myself again, even though it was incredibly hot. Continue reading Monkeys and Tourists
My second volunteer project was completely different than my previous one at Volcán Arenal. I have worked at the turtle project "Quelonios del Caribe", which means palm trees instead of rain forest, sandy beaches instead of lava fields, and (of course) turtles instead of a volcano. Continue reading Turtles of the Caribbean
Now, my second week as a volunteer at Volcán Arenal has passed as well, which did not differ too much from my first week. However, I have not yet mentioned one small detail: our mode of transport between the ranger station and the park – which could be quite adventurous indeed. Continue reading Adventure Quad-ing