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Saturday, November 29, 2003 What a Ride

Greetings from the cloud forest! We are now in Monteverde where some of Costa Rica's best coffee comes from. It's high up in the mountains and the ride here was quite an adventure. We arrived here on Friday and saw many interesting things along the way, including a cute monkey, a group of pisotes (which look a bit like anteaters) a gorgeous waterfall and a beautiful sunset. The road to Monteverde is extremely bumpy and it felt like a roller coaster the way it twists and turns and goes up and down. It was amazing to drive higher and higher, and actually drive through clouds! At one point it felt like we were driving in a snowstorm because you couldn't see a few metres in front of you. It's hard to describe the beauty of the green valleys and mountains, with the coastline far off in the distance. Hopefully our photos will you give you some idea!

Vista of the sunset en route to Monteverde
View of the mountains on the drive to Monteverde
The breathtaking La Paz waterfall
Some pisotes along the road
The co-op here in Monteverde has a great little coffee shop which is popular with the many tourists who pass through here. The furniture in the cafe is even made from the wood of pruned coffee trees! That's all for now, until next time, Meg Fitz and Meg C

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