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I saw a sloth crossing the road yesterday!!

That was a wonderful experience. It looked hard for it to walk, really painful on these long claws. At times i thought it was just going to give up and have a lie down instead. I didn´t have my camera.

So the Caribbean is full of lots of nice little encounters like that. People give you words of encouragement in the streets. A wise man told me to keep my head up and not look at the ground. He said for real, keep my head up high.

Today a lady braided the front bits of my hair. She put this nice gel on it too. My hair was so dry and horrible it felt nice and fresh just like she said it would.

I´ve toured the whole Caribbean coast now. Went to an amazing place that was only accessible by boat. The boat ride was magical just as i imagine the amazon to be. Caimans basking at the sides of the river and lots of birds. I had a brilliant guided walk on the beach at night too to watch a turtle laying her eggs. But while I watched i felt like i was intruding on a private momnet. I felt a bit guilty about it. But loved the beach walk. The turtle was huge.

Then I stayed at a seaside lodge in another town, I could hear the waves crashing against the rocks when i went to sleep. It was owned by all these young boys who sat around in rocking chairs, and hammocks listening to reggae. I love the pace here. That´s my kind of pace. The people have been friendly too. The Caribbean is like a different world to other parts of Costa Rica. San Jose feels a million miles away, not just a 5 hour bus ride.

I went swimming in the sea too. the beaches here have flowers on them, and lots of little crabs running around.

things are going well..................

Posted by kael 15:39

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