Friday, September 09, 2005

Photo Blogging - Best Of Costa Rica Part 1

I have tons of great photos of Costa Rica to share and I am sure I will take many more before we get to Panama. I will post the first half of the photos here. Amie and I are in Monteverde right now. We took a wonderful walk through the cloud forest this afternoon. We are also sending good thoughts to the people dealing with the devastation in New Orleans. Its weird to have people in some of the poorest countries in the western hemisphere offering us their best wishes. Our thoughts go out to everyone effected by this disaster.

Now on to the photos!

To start it off, here is Amie reflected in the waters of the Pacific Coast. This was our first time on a beach in Costa Rica as well as our first visit to the Pacific Coast since we began the trip.

Amie walking down the beach in Tamarindo getting ready to watch the sun set.

Sunset over the water in Tamarindo. Can't get that on the carribean!

A tan Amie and Jordan on the Beach in Montezuma.

Here we are on the beach in Montezuma taking only memories and leaving only footprints.

This is the beach at Montezuma, just a short walk from our hotel.

Here is a cool photo I took while wandering through the jungles near Montezuma. Didn't eat any of them, of course!

As Amie mentioned in the previous post, we took a boat ride from Montezuma to do some snorkeling off Isla Tortuga. The snorkeling was not so good but we saw whales on the way there. They dropped us off on this exotic beach. It was white sand and palm trees reaching for the sky or leaning lazily over the sand.

Amie on the deserted beach we took a boat to.

This is the view from the hotel we stayed at while on the pacific coast of Costa Rica in a nice little town called Montezume.

One day at our good friend Chaik and Adinas house, I saw a picture of Chaik zipping through the sky high above the trees in Costa Rica. I wanted very much to try that and that day finally came. We did the Amazing "Sky Trek" adventure. The highest and fastest and longest zip lines to be found. They were easily 3 times longer than any we had done before. They were very high up and the views seen while flying over the canopy were amazing. Here is Amie on the highest zip line that Sky Trek has to offer.

Here is a look at the cloud forest we have been spending our afternoons exploring.

This is Amie on a suspension bridge high above the canopy. This was called a "Sky Walk" and we did it after the Sky Trek.

Took these photos of us in the cloud forest just today (fiday sept 9th). Amie in the cloud forest in Monteverde.

Here I am walking on the trail through the cloud forest in Monteverde

This is Amie and I wandering through the cloud forests in Monteverde. We are on a suspension bridge that takes you through the tree tops so you can see, up close, all the fantastic plant life that exists in this unique environment. Some trees have up to 40 species of orchids growing on them!

That's it for now.... Stay tuned for more!



At 10:45 AM, Blogger Allison said...

Hey guys, it's Allie. I love the photos. Reading your blog is like a mini vacation. I am always excited to read a new posting. How do you find places to stay and decide where to go next? Being the planner that I am I've been curious about that. I miss you!

PS: the *real* Allie blog is now up (A Day Late and a Dollar Short) I mention yours as my favorite blogread!

At 11:45 PM, Blogger - Jordan & Amie said...

Hey Allie! We plan our trip as we go. Using the guide book of course but also keeping a keen ear out for tips from fellow travelers. some of the best spots are all hush hush in lonely planet so we ask everyone we can where they have been.

believe it or not we miss you too!


At 10:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a beautiful couple you are! I'm sooo happy for you both. Wuanda


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