I’ve always loved camping. There’s something about carrying my belongings in a bag on my back, cooking my food over an open fire and even traveling by kayak deep into a forrest to find my bed for the evening that just makes my nerve endings feel like they are alive in a way that can’t be duplicated by other experiences.
This excited feeling is also present when I watch others camp. You know the scenes in “Out of Africa” when they are traveling through the plains to hunt and he washes her hair, cooks her dinner which they eat on china, plays music on a phonograph … my pulse is starting to race just thinking about it.
So, when I found myself perusing the itinerary for my recent trip to Costa Rica that included what looked like luxury camping in the jungle — I was filled with more than a few high expectations for how incredibly enjoyable my stay at Almonds & Corals would be.
As I well know, but seem to have forgot, pictures can be a little deceiving.
Almonds & Corals
is very much in the middle of an active jungle. Snakes, monkeys, sloths, birds, and so many different varieties of bugs are a constant presence. At night, there is a chorus of animal calls that could cause a nervous person to fall off the brink and a light sleeper want to make themselves deaf (the latter being me). View full post »
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