Photo diary - Costa Rica

December was a month of rushed through countries, experiencing cold and word expensive again, sliding through jungle in Costa Rica, hunting (not actual hunting...) sloths along the Caribbean coast-line and finally leaving Central America through San Blas paradise islands and arrive in Colombia which I already feel will be one of the best countries we will visit.

Here are memories from a quick visit in Costa Rica. Monteverde is the place everyone goes to and we are not that keen to be different and followed the crowds. Zip-lining, Tarzan swings, night tours in the jungle, day tours in the jungle bridges and a lot of home-cooked pasta (thanks Nadine for being the sauce-master!) because eating out was just out of the budget. It's called a cloud forest for a reason - you could just watch clouds rolling in and out in minutes. Wake up an you can see hundreds of meters away and ten minutes later the whole town of Santa Elena is covered in clouds. 

We also did a quick pit-stop at the Capital San Jose and at this point I was getting a fever.. made the bus rides to Puerto Viejo so much more enjoyable! 4 days at Puerto Viejo were spent inside, sick, but luckily the weather was bad so we did not miss a lot.

 Bridge walking in Monteverde, Costa Rica

Bridge walking in Monteverde, Costa Rica

 Jungle layers

Jungle layers

 Monteverde, Costa Rica

Monteverde, Costa Rica

 And then we have Richie on a bridge

And then we have Richie on a bridge

 aaand Heini on a bridge (We held out a massive crowd of German tourists taking these "oh I'm so alone" photos. We were not alone.)

aaand Heini on a bridge (We held out a massive crowd of German tourists taking these "oh I'm so alone" photos. We were not alone.)

 Casually walking in the jungle.

Casually walking in the jungle.

 Richie and a ficus tree

Richie and a ficus tree

 Happy climber

Happy climber

 As we just went through the second season of Stranger Things, this really reminded me of the Upside Down..

As we just went through the second season of Stranger Things, this really reminded me of the Upside Down..