Krystyana and I made it safely to Costa Rica a couple of nights ago, dodging two hurricanes along the way, and arriving only about an hour late. Saturday was spent exploring the highlands south of Costa Rica, as well as an incredibly fertile valley where we were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the rare Quetzal (pictures later), as well as a large number of hummingbird species and a number of other avians.
We followed that with a great sushi dinner in Escazu with our friends Eric and Isabella, whom we caught just a few days before they head off on a whirlwind tour of Europe.
And on Sunday we had a most excellent time white water rafting on the Pacuare River, navigating Class III and IV rapids for around three hours, getting soaked and sunburned in the process, but loving it all. I may have video from that as well as photos, but it’s too late tonight to edit them for posting. Later, hopefully.
Both of the above expeditions were booked with Costa Rica Expeditions, and so far we couldn’t be happier with their services – our guides were incredibly knowledgeable about both their fields of specialty as well as about Costa Rican history, culture, trends, and much much more. Looking forward to exploring the Tortuguero area of Costa Rica with their associates next weekend.
Unless I can miraculously learn to write in Spanish in the next few days, this will probably be my last post to The Traveling Richters blog for the next two weeks. That’s because our Spanish language immersion course starts tomorrow morning, bright and early, and we intend to stay true to the immersion aspect of the program we’re enrolled in.
Hasta la vista!