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17 June, 2007

Limón: Hotel & Port

 Caribbean Welcome Lunch
A welcome to the Caribbean lunch upon arrival.

Visiting the Port of Limón
A visit to the port of Limón, which handles more than 80% of all shipped
commerce entering and departing from Costa Rica.

16 June, 2007

Rio Sarapiqui & La Trinidad

Sunset of the Rio San Juan
A view of a Costa Rican sunset in La Trinidad from the
Nicaraguan side of the San Juan river.

A Boat Ride up the Rio Sarapiquí
Traveling the historical trade route of the Sarapiquí river from Puerto Viejo
to the Nicaraguan border at La Trinidad. 

Cabinas at La Trinidad
The rustic lodge at La Trinidad: A remote once-booming town on the
disputed San Juan river where Costa Rica meets Nicaragua.

15 June, 2007

Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui: Nogua Banana Plantation

Traditional Costa Rican Dance
A traditional folkloric dance presentation put on by the Nogua women's group, one
project of the Nature & Community Project in Nogal, Sarapiqui (northern plains). 

Banana Show
A banana plantation visit and show put on by the Nogua group in Nogal, Sarapiqui.

Banana Plantation Visit
A visit to a banana plantation.

14 June, 2007

Braullio Carillo National Park

Braullio Carrillo National Park
A view of the forest in Braullio Carrillo National Park, northwest of San Jose. 

Tropical Forest Hike
A hilke through Braullio Carillo National Park, lowland forest on the 
Atlantic/Carribbean slope of Costa Rica.

13 June, 2007

Heredia: Recycled Paper Production

 Artisanry Paper: A Sustainable Cottage-Industry Business
Monica (center) explaining the process for making paper from recycled materials.

Recycled Paper Store-Room Visit
Examining recycled/non-tree fiber paper produced at a micro-enterprise facility in Heredia.

Manufacturing a Recycled Greeting Card
Monique (center) making a greeting card out of recycled/non-tree fiber paper,
with the assistance of a staff member.

 A Coffee Plantation Visit
Learning about coffee in the mountains of Heredia.

11 June, 2007

San José: International Development & City Visit

UNDP Meeting
A presentation by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in San José.

Plaza de la Cultura, San José
A visit to 'Culture Plaza' in San José. From left to right is Alana, Johanna, Alicia, Anne, and Kate. 

Group Shot in San José
The group in front of a political statement against CAFTA at Democracy Plaza in San José.

Hotel in San José
A coutryard view of the hotel we stayed at in San José.