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
Posted by Our mission at 18:03