|Fiery throated hummingbird |
(not my picture-it moved too fast!)
Just as soon as we all piled into our van after the hike, it started pouring, and I mean POURING down rain. Even living in Seattle, this was rain like I had never seen before. There was thunder and lightening too, so it was pretty cool. We ate lunch during the storm which was casado with chicken. Casado in Spanish means married. Casado is the main dish in Costa Rica and it basically means rice and beans (and then you get your choice of meat). It's called casado because even though rice and beans are separate things, they are always together. I thought that was kind of cute. So far, I'm enjoying it and it hasn't upset my stomach. Yay!
The Souvenir Museum was great, but too much to explain. Tomorrow we wake up, eat, leave our hotel and travel to a new place three hours away. We'll get to take a tour of the Dota Coffee Plantation which should be interesting. We'll get to learn all about the production of coffee and how it helps this country. Of course, we'll get to have some too which I am excited for. I can't remember what else we are doing tomorrow. It's so weird to me because in Ghana we were provided with a NICE schedule that had all the times, places and things we were going to do and we almost always stuck to it. I loved it. Here all we have is a calendar that doesn't make sense to me-its not specific at all-and I'm a person who needs structure! But that's another thing, I need to learn to just go with the flow. I'm a little uptight I guess so I need to loosen up and enjoy this time!
Well, it's about midnight over here and we have to be up early. I don't know when I'll be able to post again since we are leaving our hotel and beloved wifi behind. But hopefully soon! Here are some pictures from today. More to come! : )
|The amazing bebida de la Pina! (Pineapple drink)|
|Casado con pollo, platanos y patata. |
(Rice and beans with chicken, plantains and potatoes) YUM
|Lagoon at Volcan Poaz.|
|"Birding" on the trail. That phrase is still so funny to me. hahahaha|
|A pretty plant|
|Butterfly looking flower.|