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Costa Rica

The Secrets of Sendero Los Angeles- A walkable, breathable Los Angeles

March 21, 2015

Each day we recommended tours and routes around the area of San Gerardo de Rivas but hadn’t done most of our own recommendations until our 2nd week in. With two days off we decided to start off with the town tour. Going up 500 meters on the Chirripo trail we took the option of descending and detouring towards Sendero (trail) Los Angeles. This beautiful downhill trek was a gentle walk compared to the other option at the fork, ascending up the Chirripo trail. After an hour or so we made our way to the small town of Los Angeles (population…

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Costa Rica, Travel

Don’t work for money, work for life- Our first Helpx experience

March 21, 2015

One of the first questions I asked Camille when I was “courting” her was to choose between mountains or beaches. Her choice was both. INTRODUCTION After beach-hopping for 2 weeks from Nicaragua to Costa Rica, it was time for a change in weather and landscape. Our escape was the mountain town of San Gerardo de Rivas, population 303. At the entrance of Costa Rica’s highest national park, Chirripo, was the quaint Casa Mariposa run by the fabulous owners, John and Jill. To get to this lovely hostel lodge one would take a 90 minute bus from San Isidro to the town of…

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Central America, Guatemala

Semuc Champey- Guatemala’s most beautiful landscape

January 25, 2015

In the middle of Guatemala lies one of the most beautiful landscapes, Semuc Champey. Filled with adventure activities around a natural limestone bridge, clear waters, and a refreshing river this area though a bumpy ride to get to will explode and become one of Guatemala’s premiere tourist destinations.

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