Julie insisted on visiting a (free) trail close to town and boy am i happy we went! Wildest trees i've ever seen, Ficus Trees. Has to be seen to be believed.
This is a shot of the inside, it forms a tunnel that you can climb part way up to the top.
We had fun climbing over and inside the trees :-)
Our lucky Belgium neighbours got a cool treat one night, a live scorpion on their pillow! Good thing they spray for scorpions at the farm, makes them pretty loopy so they don't sting the guests. This one was about as long as my thumb. The owner had warned us about them and instructed us to always shake out our bed sheets before going to bed and checking our shoes for napping critters.
This bug we found on our porch. Its a grasshopper that looks like a leaf being picked apart by ants. Very neat camouflage.
My trusty co-pilot, Marianne, made a video of us driving back. This gives you a good idea of what the road is like. It's dusty, bumpy and is littered with golf ball sized rocks. Turn up the volume and you can hear the car rattling like crazy, glad it's a rental and not my car. It's mostly downhill heading out from Monteverde and often a shear drop on one side and a cliff on the other. It's a tense 40 minute drive where i kept my eyes on the road. At one point the road is only wide enough for one car... i don't know what we would have had to do if we got there when another car was coming the other way!