Read about the journey back to Santa Teresa after a pleasant day at Montezuma Falls (pictured here)
When I first told other travelers about my plan to stay in San Jose for a month, the first response was, ¨Why?¨....Here are some of the many reasons to stay in San Jose.
Pitch black. The rocky trail in front of us was nearly invisible. Alejandro, our knowledgeable and wonderful guide, put his head lamp on. Ah. Light. So much better. We slowly navigate our way to the springs, crossing a man-made slab of pavement. Warm water rolls over our toes.
Fast-forward to about 48 hours later. I am determined to see the waterfalls. I look around my hostel and apparently I'm not the only one. Now, there are four of us taking the hour and a half long trek to the State Park Headquarters where we will pay the $15 to get in. Fortunately, about half-way there, a Costa Rican Local with a pick-up truck offered our group a ride, which we gratefully accepted and piled into his truck bed.
Workaway. An easy way to experience the culture, community and language of the place you want to go. Not to mention, a free bed, and near instantaneous travel family. When I found the site, I immediately began to type in the names of cities I wanted to visit and countries I had never been.
"As a traveler I am both appalled and disturbed that his words are being broadcast into the world and that this is what Americans are being presented as."
Gardens. Clean streets. Organization. Wide roads. Sedans. This was as different from Indonesia as could possibly be. My budget for my entire for days in Singapore was $100.00 USD including accommodations. Naturally, I booked an uber. My hostel was $12 USD a night, leaving me with $64 USD for the rest of the week. Currency … Continue reading Singapore: The Basics
I hate flying, especially in Asia. It seems like this is at odds with my wanderlust, but there's just something about what would happen in the unlikely event of a plane crash.
This place did not disappoint. Monkeys were everywhere. We stepped into the forest and large sculptures greeted us.
Nobody I've spoken too has been thrilled about Kuta. It has a reputation for being wild, drunken, and rowdy.