A long day of bus travel on Saturday took us through majestic mountain scenes with waterfalls and miles of lush green countryside.
A stop in Banos for lunch (Italian restaurant)…
and a lot more bus time before arriving at our hostel – “home away from home” where delightful clean, fresh rooms awaited us.
We shared a delicious dinner prepared by our hostess (spinach soup with popcorn dropped into it for starters.) Sitting at tables in an open air area – covered from the sudden rain shower and surrounded by large beautiful red and yellow flowering plants – the conversations were warm and lively as the “team” continues to get to know one another with shared stories and laughter.
An early night for most of the tired travelers. We easily fell asleep to the soothing sound of the pouring rain on the roof – peaceful. All were anticipating the adventures and excitement our first day in the jungle would bring.