This past summer I went to
The early morning start was probably the worst part of the trip, but all of the tiredness quickly vanished and was replaced with excitement. The rush of flying on my first plane and beginning my trip fought off any sleepiness. My first plane ride was incredible. Flying above the clouds was so peaceful and the sights were amazing.
After landing in
We traveled around the country by bus, and let’s just say the bus rides were more interesting than you would think.
Kayaking along a lake was one of the fun new things I tried. I’d seen on television how easily people make their kayak glide across the water and I thought it would be easy but man was I wrong. Pushing the kayak across the water took a lot of upper body strength and by the end of our small voyage every muscle in my shoulders, arms, and back were searing with pain. Luckily for me, we traveled up a volcano where
Another new thing I tried was zip-lining. I have to admit the thought of zipping down a cable above the trees was crazy. I tried to push my fear aside and did it anyways, and I’m glad I did. I really enjoyed the whole experience; it literally felt like you were soaring in mid-air. You could see thousands of tree tops below you.
That night we got to witness a once in a lifetime event. Volcano Arenal, a very active volcano in
The wildlife was also very cool. We saw monkeys and sloth’s climbing their way through the trees. We saw colorful parrots flying and hopping from tree to tree. Over a thousand different species of butterflies fluttered all around. Lizards sneakily crawled around from shadow to shadow and enormous crocodiles drifted along silently in the rivers.
One thing I could not get used to was the food. It is so much different than it is here in the
It was sad leaving Costa Rica, even though I was there for nine days I was really going to miss it. Although I was leaving, I was taking everlasting memories and new friends back home with me.
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