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La Fortuna Costa Rica

“It’s My Life” — By Lydian Shipp
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“It’s My Life” — By Lydian Shipp

Let’s start at the beginning. We got to the house. We got unpacked. We had to go get another key made for our rental, so we went with the people renting the apartment to us. The walk was pretty uneventful. We walked, got a key made, and then William (the man renting out the apartment) took us to a restaurant where we got guacamole and chips, along with some seriously heavenly salsa. We stayed there for ...
“It’s My Life” at a Karaoke Bar in Costa Rica — By Jennifer Shipp
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“It’s My Life” at a Karaoke Bar in Costa Rica — By Jennifer Shipp

We rolled into La Fortuna, at the base of Arenal Volcano around 4:00 PM. John and I had both been stressed about the trip from Alajuela to La Fortuna. The map of Costa Rica that we had on our trip was as descript and helpful as the road signs leading from here to there. We were told that there were no road signs indicating which road was which and that there were few signs to tell you which direction to go ...
The Trip to La Fortuna — By Lydian Shipp
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The Trip to La Fortuna — By Lydian Shipp

This last weekend was interesting, though extremely exhausting. The morning of Friday the 24th, I woke up at approximately eight or eight thirty. Five seconds after I woke up, I heard my mom shout, “Lydian, there’s a cockroach in the sink! I need your help!” So, I helped. I washed the dishes. This was my wakeup call.Originally, we were going to work that morning until about ten before leaving to get to ...
Dogs, Birds, Hamsters, and the Flying Tomato — By Jennifer Shipp
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Dogs, Birds, Hamsters, and the Flying Tomato — By Jennifer Shipp

The Flying Tomato was a restaurant that John really wanted to go to in La Fortuna. He was excited about it because it was the first real vegetarian restaurant that we'd found in Costa Rica that we'd be able to go to and that was featured at Happy Cow (an important online resource for vegans and vegetarians). It had excellent reviews and his expectations were very high.We had gone to the orphanage in La ...
Fortune and Misfortune in La Fortuna — By Jennifer Shipp
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Fortune and Misfortune in La Fortuna — By Jennifer Shipp

This weekend seemed to last as long as by itself as the preceding two weeks. We were going to Arenal Volcano in La Fortuna, Costa Rica. I thought that I had read that the volcano was no longer erupting, but I was hoping that perhaps the information was old or incorrect. Either way, I was excited to see a volcano. I figured we’d come up with things to do once we got there. There was hiking and boating and ...
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