Amazing holiday, brilliant locations, great company, many lols - what a way to celebrate Robbo’s bday! 👍😁 Loved it all. ❤️
12 August 2018
Monterverde is amazing!❤️ best hotel location overlooking the rainforest - coati on the terrace, armadillos crossing the road, sloth, pit viper, toucan, tarantula etc etc on night hike. Longest zip wire in Central America and free fall Tarzan swing! Robbo remembered that he doesn’t like heights!! Sooo much fun! 😁
11 August 2018
Time to move on from our villa on the lake. A morning of hiking trails around the elusive volcano that didn't want to come out from the clouds! Robbo was super brave and took the steps up to the viewing point on the very wobbly tower. Sadly this reminded him of his fear of heights just in time for the zip wire tomorrow.
Nice lunch at the roadside restaurant, where Robbo questioned my Spanish skills to the point of saying that Anna had bribed the waiter to pretend with her!!
An adventurous 3 hour drive along some questionable roads all around Lake Arenal to arrive in Monteverde and our best lodgings yet.
An evening of beer and wine on the terrace listening to the rainforest. A beer and shot of moonshine whilst we wait for our take out pizza.
10 August 2018
Robbo’s birthday!! Arenal national park - own bungalow with view overlooking the lake and volcano (rain clouds permitting!) White water rapids, hot springs, & wine! 😀 Bday dinner overlooking the lake and spectacular thunder and lightening show overnight! Great birthday, great place, great company! 😍
9 August 2018
Loving Costa Rica! Interesting drive through local communities and stop off in local non English speaking bar where Anna met a new admirer who bought us beer 😂 Night in eco lodge in rainforest with self exploring walk and guided trail next day to see forest creatures and plant life - incl sloths! 😀 tested off road capability and hardiness of the hired x trail! 😀 fascinating visit to animal sanctuary with rescued monkeys, birds and pigs. Challenging drive to arenal for night time lightening views of lake and volcano!
7 August 2018
Costa Rica is going to be fun! Glad to have Anna’s Spanish and travel skills!!😀 First sight of locals and their practices, and found forest trail on our doorstep at our lodge. Lots to catch up on over a delicious meal and bottle of Malbec 😀
Flights from Newark and Cusco-Lima-Bogota and Anna and Robbo are reunited after separate adventures in North and South America.
Lots of travel stories to exchange.
Super efficient airport transfer to pick up our hire car and we are off