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Long distance bus travel

Today I skipped my final lesson and Graduation Ceremony at Intercultura so that I could get away for some adrenalin experiences.

The bus ride from Samara to San Jose certainly made a good start in that direction it was a 6 hour 240km trip along a horrendous road, reminder to self, NEVER sit on driver side of bus! The sight of huge trucks hurtling towards you and virtually scraping the window whilst the driver is nochantly on the phone is well, terrifying and good value at 3350 colones!.

The bus to Turrialba leaves at the opposite end of San Jose, very close to the costaricabackpackers hotel so a nice walk with my over filled rucksac. I made the 4.30 direct bus and arrived at 6.30 after much cursing and horn blasting from the driver!

So a total of over 300km and 10hours of travelling for less than £6.

A very kind tico showed me to the Interamericamo where I have a double room for $11 a night. Tomorrow will book my canyoning and whitewater rafting trips plus maybe a hike up the volcano, which apparently is getting active again,

Now to tuck in at The Feria restaurant enjoying the wifi from the petrol station opposite!


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