Costa Rica: the facts and figures!

The following facts should be accurate: Total distance trekked: 92.71 km (57.60 miles) Total of ascents: 4627 metres (15,180 feet) Total of descents: 4627 metres (15,180 feet) -obviously! Total time trekked: 35 hours and 4 minutes!

Costa Rica: the end!

Alarm for 6am. Hot shower- unexpectedly! We all edged wearily to the coach, and boarded. After 3 hours, we stopped for a nice buffet, I had bananas with cheese! A wifi huddle ensued at the airport, and I have never been so excited by a plug socket before, I never reacted the same when I’m…

Costa Rica day 10: cantering

I slept heavy. Maybe it was the mojito, bailey’s and beef combo? We waited longer than usual for an unusually soggy breakfast. I’m not sure how beans, rice and egg can be soggy, but they were! Today, a select few of us (Hannah, Sam and I) would be horse-riding! We walked into town, and were…

Costa Rica day 9: sand in our shoes

I slept hard, with my usual facial covering to stop the sound of Sam’s snoring. I work in the night and pee’d outside the tent, and then spend an hour worrying I had pee’d into Sam’s boots. Alas, I had not. I was slightly late for breakfast as I was having a jungle shave! We…

Costa Rica day 8: we do a Myleene (and a Gino)

I woke, on my own, in my raised tent. I had not been attacked by a snake, so this was positive. Bleary-eyed, I joined the others for a morning swim, which was at a waterfall just down the road. Well, almost an hour away. Ironically, we passed back through the same rainforest as yesterday, but…