Well, I'm resurrecting the blog to allow me to post some of my pictures from Costa Rica. Andrew Lindeman and I went to the Arenal Volcano over the weekend. It was a fascinating trip, although I must confess to some anxiety as we negotiated the treacherous curving roads from San Jose to La Fortuna.
We stayed at the Arenal Paraiso Hotel. Not bad for the money, but it's not a high end hotel by any means. Good for 1 night when you really just need a bed.
The restaurant wasn't bad, and the view from the room was great (looking out at the volcano)
Andrew went off to use the Hot Springs at the hotel (which he didn't really think a great deal of. If you're looking for hot springs, you probably would do better to stay at the Baldi Resort.) I took some shots of the area, and went to check out the souvenir shop (overpriced and kitschy). I then decompressed for a bit. We went out to dinner at one of the restaurants. Good live music and okay food.
Sunday we got up early and drove to one of the viewing areas for the Volcano. 3 kilometres away from an active volcano is a really cool place to visit, but I don't know if I'd want to live there.
That's all for now. I'll post some of the Sky Tram shots next