Moin-Puerto Viejo: Caribean feelings

Getting out of Moin,you can see all the containers ship providing the world with bananas

Sunday January 15, 2012, 70 km (43 miles) – Total so far: 352 km (219 miles)

A nice trip, always along the coast with the sea nearby. We could see and hear the big waves rolling against the shore. The weather was not quite good, infact, we started in the poaring rain. The only good thing about it here is the temperature- it’s still so warm,that even if you get wet, you won’t get a cold.

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Turrialba-Moin: Up and down and a highway to hell

On the way to Moin

Friday January 13, 2012, 105 km (65 miles) – Total so far: 282 km (175 miles)

It began all so nice: Leaving Turrialba early in the morning the road was going down for at least 5 km we hardly had to pedal at all! But the end of the downhill turned out to be a tough climb of almost 50km until the junction of the main road leading to Puerto Limon. Again altogether 1000m upwards in the end.
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Climbing Volcan Irazu 3450m: Up up to the sky

Just the beginning

Wednesday January 11, 2012, 60 km (37 miles) – Total so far: 104 km (65 miles)

If you know you got pedal 32km always going up, you think you are mentally prepared, but still reality can be hard. We started at 6.30 pm and from stepping out the front door of our hostel, the road was going up. To the top of Irazu you got to pass over 2000m of altitude, so the climbs are quite steep all the time, up to 17%.

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Arriving in Costa Rica “Alajuela”: Alajuela to Cartago

Putting the bikes together in Alajuela

Monday January 9, 2012, 44 km (27 miles) – Total so far: 44 km (27 miles)

At 6 o’clock we finally arrived at the airport in Alajuela, Costa Rica.It turned out to be such a long flight.Although we knew it would take us ca. 15 hours to get here it seemed endless. We had to get out of the plane in Santo Domigo, where we had a small stop and that took us also 1,5 hours.

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