Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Costa Rica – In the morning

Bahia de Salinas, Costa Rica, November 2009
Traveling by car from Canada to Panama was not always easy. But we found very quite and beautiful places. After crossing the border (always so much hassle) out of Nicaragua it got dark and we had no idea where to sleep. Where should we go? Hans had a great idea: From internet he had coordinates from places where others had spend the night, somewhere at the beach. Even it was totally dark and it was only a thiny unpaved road, which seemed to go nowhere, it was easy to find this place.

In the sand. Under some trees.


We could not see the ocean but it was very close. (For sure we checked the distance.)

We pitched the tent and had a wonderful night.

With waves making our bedtime sound.

Imagine to wake up and don't know how it does look like.

Hans, our two kids and I, we had a beautiful morning at the beach.

This was our place.

The next two nights we did couchsurfing in Santa Cruz with a young family.

For travel this two possibilities to stay at night are my favorite. In nature places sleeping in the tent is the best.
In urban areas it's best to stay with other people in their homes and get to know the local culture, that is couchsurfing.

Linked to ABC Wednesday and the letter for today is C for Costa Rica. Or for Camping in Costa Rica.


Kathy said...

Great photos. I've always wanted to visit CR.

Kim, USA said...

That place is fabulous but I am not fun of sleeping the night in tent, hehehe! Happy Wednesday!


Gigi Ann said...

What beautiful photos of the beach in C.R.

VioletSky said...

Costa Rica is a beautiful country. You are quite brave to find a place to sleep while it is dark!

Kris McCracken said...

No crocodiles I hope!

Anonymous said...

Lovely snaps. I have a team working in CR.... Now I have an excuse to visit CR ;)

Pheno, ABC Team

T. Becque said...

Looks perfect.

Linnea said...

What a great way to wake up! Sounds divine. I was in CR in 1981...a long time ago. Time go go back, I think!

Andy said...

I really like your photos. You are much braver than me in your travels.

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Unknown said...

C stands for Carola's "almost-lie-being-there" photos of Costa Rica. The blues of the first photo are so wonderful!
Thank you,
ABC Team

Anonymous said...

Just lovely. Loved the "couchsurfing"! Happy Wednesday!!

Roger Owen Green said...

a good friend of mine who visited cr; a beautiful country. no outdoor camping, tho

ROG, ABC Wednesday team

MERYL JAFFE, PhD - parent, psychologist, teacher, author... said...

I love the photo with the tree - Beautiful tree and I love how the shot was framed! Never been that far south - maybe I should!

Francisca said...

You and I are shadowing each other, Carola. But I am quite a bit older than you, so I have a head start. :-) Our family of seven (parents plus five kids) drove from Toronto to Panama City in 1972. Good choice for C day!

gsb3 said...

Sounds like a great adventure and a beautiful experience. Good for you!

Alan said...

Nice post, nice photos, nice way to travel!