Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
Photos from Monteverde Cloud Forest in Costa Rica.
I’ve established already that “thrill seeking” isn’t exactly part of my vocabulary. So, while everyone else seemed to go to Monteverde, Costa Rica, to zipline or bungee jump, I preferred to keep my feet firmly planted on the ground. (Or, hanging off of a horse.)
So, instead of flying through the trees at top speeds, I chose to take my time, hiking the Cloud Forest Reserve for a good five hours. Half the time, it rained, and the other half the wind blew the raindrop reserves from the trees. I was mostly alone, choosing to go slower, or veer off another direction anytime I saw someone else. I could have probably joined up with someone else I’d met on the bus ride over. But I like hiking alone, taking my time to watch for trickles of sunlight hitting the leaves, having time to think about everything going on in my head.