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Balistra’s Travel Diary

Friday, 18 Aug 2006

Location: Monte Verde, Costa Rica

MapSo... First week alone.

I met Assaf in San Jose, and after few hours i heard about another two guys that wanted to get to La Fortuna like us. The guys are: Tom, 27 Israeli nice guy that knows Spanish which is big advantage and Phillip, American cool guy.
We stayed in La fortuna for 2 days. On the first day we went to watch the near by volcano, but there were only clouds to see and no lava, the locals said that they didn't see it for 22 days. Afterward we went to local party. It looked like dance contest of Pasadoble and Salsa, for sure not my cop of tea.
When we got back to the hostel we found out that someone break into the room and took 2 cameras and ipod, Luckily not mine.
The next day was between police and the hostel and in the evening we took a tour which includes hike to inactive volcano and to hot springs.
The hike was great, we saw some animals and LUCK! we managed to see the top of the active volcano. from the hot springs we saw the lava (you can see it only when it's dark), and i took great video of it.

Yesterday we left fortuna. We took Jeep-Boat-Jeep trip to Monte Verde. The Jeep was louzy van and it was pretty nice ride with lots of nice views. We did Canopy tour which is kind of rinding on zip lines in the jungle. Great experience!!
Today we went to cloud forest, it was nice, no more than that.

That's all for now, hope to upload photos soon, they have soooo louzy connections.