Costa Rica

At the end of the rainbow

There’s no pot of gold, elves, leprechauns or even chocolate at the end of the rainbow, but there is Monteverde!

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We (my parents and I) arrived yesterday afternoon to San Jose and got a shuttle up to the forest. En route to dinner we befriended a sloth who was just hanging out (picture to come). Full of ceviche and smoothies we crashed early, we’d woken at 3:30am Boston time for our flight and everything was looking like a bed.

We rolled out early for the cloud forests and one school bus ride later we were hiking into the mist. It was lush and green, humid and leafy.

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The only downside is that my monkey + jaguar counter is still at 0, apparently they only see monkeys about once a week in Monteverde. But they are both commonly found in Corcovado National Park, which is our destination next week so that should change.

We’re heading into the forest again for a night hike in a half hour, an adventure in itself. After an afternoon of rainbows, I can safely say Monteverde is pretty darn awesome.

Pura vida!
Kate

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