#CatTravels: Strolling around Malpais

Uncharacteristic of us, we slept in.

But we did have a long journey to get here — and we didn’t sleep much on the plane.

So we got up at the ungodly hour of 7 a.m. — yes, we’re usually up way before this! — and headed to the hotel pool area where breakfast would be served.

I half expected a bowl of granola and a few fruits left in a bowl. To our surprise, there was a staffer who whipped up just about whatever we wanted. So we ordered pancakes, grabbed a cup of coffee and hit the road to explore Malpais.

On foot, by the way.

Here’s what our second day looked like:

That's how I felt

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This hotel has a few resident dogs and cats. This one was my favorite. He followed us everywhere.

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8 Responses to “#CatTravels: Strolling around Malpais”

  1. David Jackson August 18, 2012 at 4:42 am #

    Ask a local about empanadas, you can usually find a family that has a restaurant in their house that will serve them up for cheap. Did this once and the food was so good it became a favorite stop. It usually takes a couple of days for the storm effects to die down and the surf to return to normal. Good luck with that! Also, be careful with some of the tropical fruits. a lot of them taste awesome and you find yourself eating a lot of them. Then you find out they make the ‘prune effect’ look like child’s play. Forget what the smaller red fruit is called but it is potent.

    • Catherine Toth August 21, 2012 at 4:56 am #

      Thanks for the warning about local fruit — though we’ve been eating a ton of them. Yikes!

  2. turkfontaine August 18, 2012 at 5:17 am #

    Costa Rica. the summer home of the CIA. enjoy!

  3. M August 18, 2012 at 7:06 am #

    Hello Cat,
    Nice pictures

  4. WildeOscar August 18, 2012 at 11:29 am #

    Spectacular pics, and sleeping in after some exploring and adventure is just the thing.

  5. NaPueo August 18, 2012 at 6:58 pm #

    Great Pictures.
    Thanks for sharing.

  6. Annoddah Dave August 19, 2012 at 4:56 pm #

    CAT: I think the reason why the dog followed you is because it smelled “dog people” on you. The scent of your dogs lingers on clothing and stuff.

    • Catherine Toth August 21, 2012 at 4:56 am #

      Good. I thought maybe it was because I smelled like Spam. LOL

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