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On the road again. England: we’re coming for you!

Last night was our last night, and as we drove back from Playa Grande to San Jose, we all became a bit melancholy at watching our last sunset in this beautiful country. However, after arriving at our hotel, we had some food and then had a final group get-together. In it, we had a slideshow…

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sh540    January 16th, 2016    Costa Rica archive


Meet the Pacific Ocean – Part 2

We were also lucky enough to have a truly inspirational and fascinating talk from Randall Arauz from PRETOMA, a marine conservation organisation. We learnt about Costa Rican policies on turtle conservation and the USA’s stance on shrimp imports: since 1991, shrimp imported to the US must use a Turtle Excluder Device to allow turtles and…

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sh540    January 16th, 2016    Costa Rica archive


Meet the Pacific Ocean – Part 1

Playa Grande is apparently the hottest and driest part of the country, and proved itself to be true during our visit! Our main aim here was to look into the marine life and issues surrounding it, as well as preparing for our assessed presentations on our group projects. To this end, we were given the…

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sh540    January 16th, 2016    Costa Rica archive


Hammocks and a Volcano

Having left Monteverde after lunch (and some frantic final project work) we spent an hour in the town of Monteverde itself, buying souvenirs for home (so you might be expecting something!) and snacks for the rest of the trip. To get to San Gerado, we drove to the insect museum at Selvatura and then hiked…

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sh540    January 14th, 2016    Costa Rica archive


Monteverde: welcome to the cloud forest

After a day of travelling (and a stop off at a rather ‘interesting’ hotel/spa/water slide awesome-ness) we arrived at the Monteverde Biological Station just in time for dinner. After a quick class discussion on climate change we all turned in for the night to prepare for the next day’s travels. In the morning we hiked…

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sh540    January 11th, 2016    Costa Rica archive


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