Road To Monteverde, From Lake Arenal

The trip began well up in the mountains
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The trip began well up in the mountains


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A young girl watched the two vans drive past
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A young girl watched the two vans drive past


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After a while the mountains began to resemble hills
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After a while the mountains began to resemble hills


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One of several farms for sale
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One of several farms for sale


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The ride down was rough on a gravel road
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The ride down was rough on a gravel road


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A family followed the arrows uphill and to the right
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A family followed the arrows uphill and to the right


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The post office appeared to also be a liquor store
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The post office appeared to also be a liquor store


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A rustic clothing store with a gravel parking lot
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A rustic clothing store with a gravel parking lot


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He watched a friend on a motorcycle drive off
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He watched a friend on a motorcycle drive off


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An odd way was discovered to electrify a fence
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An odd way was discovered to electrify a fence


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One van stopped to create a photo opportunity
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One van stopped to create a photo opportunity


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A white-tailed kite swooped down and away from its perch
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A white-tailed kite swooped down and away from its perch


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A somewhat old tin roof was spotted just off the road
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A somewhat old tin roof was spotted just off the road


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A family returned home from a day's shopping adventure
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A family returned home from a day's shopping adventure


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The van next stopped at a coffee plantation
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The van next stopped at a coffee plantation


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And before our eyes lay a classic coffee plantation
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And before our eyes lay a classic coffee plantation


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The red beans were the ripe ones
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The red beans were the ripe ones


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Nicaraguans spray the coffee plants
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Nicaraguans spray the coffee plants


(note they needed to be aware of poisonous snakes)   •  Road to Monteverde   •  (13 September 2008) from Lake Arenal, Costa Rica   •  © 2008 Terry Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #18_2318TNT
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A motorcycle passes David who has wandered off
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A motorcycle passes David who has wandered off


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On the far valley wall, cows grazed
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On the far valley wall, cows grazed


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A truck was loaded with pesticides and poisons
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A truck was loaded with pesticides and poisons


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The trip again ascended into the clouds, mountains and rain
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The trip again ascended into the clouds, mountains and rain


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Nearing town we passed a soccer field
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Nearing town we passed a soccer field


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And thence a welcome with offer of maps
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And thence a welcome with offer of maps


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