Saturday, 7 April 2012

Tourists on Tenorio's trail

Zulu 5 have achieved the impossible and completed the steps to one waterfall!

As Holy Week has arrived we now have 600 tourists per day visiting the park so our days are spent frantically directing eager tourists them away from the precious hot springs and ensuring they aren’t armed with machetes or too much food.

However, amongst the chaos we have found time to unwind. Karaoke night at the only local restaurant revealed some hidden talents. Girls vs Boys sing offs comprised of multiple Michael Jackson classics and some 50 Cent thrown into the mix. Yet the local ranger, nicknamed ‘Rambo’ due to his macho looks, stole the show and surprised us all with his obsession for classic love songs. Danny ‘Flaves’ and Valeria also impressed us all with their salsa dancing.
Film nights have been popular here in Volcan Tenorio and have included cultural choices such as ‘Scarface’.

The arrival of the Bravo team was greeted with wild celebrations… and a pub quiz hosted by Fosca, Elliot and Isvan. Team 1 (comprising Flaves, Lisa, Eika, Roisin, Harol, Jay and Clarita) achieved a well deserved victory but only after a tense debate to clarify Costa Rica’s deadliest snake!

After the excitement from the quiz had died down, the competitive atmosphere was reignited by an old fashioned game of musical chairs. As players dropped out, it soon became heated and, after Yssa broke a chair, it was only Flaves and Fosca left standing. Yet despite Flaves’ desperate attempts, Fosca’s skill and speed proved too much for him.

The wildlife have wisely taken a back seat during Holy week, although we have adopted a dog named ‘Zulu’, Valeria hosted a funeral for the bird ‘Pajarito Zulu 5’ and the toad still roams the showers.

That’s all from sunny (sorry again X-Ray 6)!
Zulu 5, Volcan Tenorio


  1. Alexander Bello - Zulu 3

    Hoi Alex, ik lees op de blog dat jullie goed zijn gespoeld! Alles drijfnat tot op het bot, you gotta love it! We zijn ape trots op je hiero. makkelijk kletsen natuurlijk voor ons vanaf het tropische eilandje waar we op zittten, maar we menen het 300% . Je zus mist je enorm hiero, want ze kan niet met je op zoek naar de black tip sharks en schildpadden. We hebben er eergisteren eentje terug gezet in zee. Deze was verstrikt geraakt in visnetten en gewond geraakt. Ik heb er goeie foto's van gemaakt. Keep the spirit up en we zien je heel snel weer terug!

    Big hugs en kisses

    Mama, Isabelle en moi

  2. Roisin Carson Zulu 5
    Happy Easter Roisin love you lots Mum xxxxxxxxxxxx

  3. Famikie De Kroon9 April 2012 at 03:50

    Max de Kroon, Zulu 5: de laatste (leuke) loodjes ... en dan nog wat bijkomen aan de kust. Voor jou wellicht te snel aflopend, voor ons eindelijk een weerzien. Bereid je alvast maar voor op de verhalen die de familie wil horen, in alle geuren en kleuren. Benieuwd wat het mooist, indrukwekkendst, zwaarst, meest intensief is geweest. Goed "in gesprek geweest met jezelf" (zoals een andere Raleigh-ster het formuleerde)? Ik hoop dat we snel wat van je horen. Bij thuiskomst even langs de kapper (?!) en dan lekker bijkomen in Frankrijk. en dan, ja, what's next? veel plezier lieverd, S+M+W



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