Saturday, 7 September 2013


Last night, 5th of September, we finally all got to San José - Costa Rica ! Most of the group flew in from Geneva via Madrid  (picking up María & Johannes on the way) and we're just waiting for Alec D to get here on the 8th.

After one short night in the hotel, we were off ! A little bus came to get us and drove us to the Irazú volcano. 
Despite the rain, walking around the different craters was pretty impressive. 

(Deniz and Selse made a friend)

Just before, we'd gone to the town of Cartago. A lovely place, with a church that people from all over the country make a pilgrimage to. It is called Basílica de Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles.

After our volcanic wander we made our way to Jenny's, a lovely little Costa Rican lady who provides an authentic meal on her farm. We got to drink fresco de guayava and eat tortillas with ground beans.

 (Charles, Jenny and Allan)

She also had some interesting creatures in her garden... (Some type of rhinoceros beatle ?) 

Jenny made us Costa Rican coffee, with nothing more than ground coffee beans, a cloth filter and boiling agua.

And then it was time to say goodbye !

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