Zulu 5 have been in the depth of Volcan Tenorio for almost a week and a half now and we are still standing!
We have practically sifted the Sahara and moved mountains of sand along treacherous paths as we fight a race against time in preparation for the swarm of tourists that will descend on the park in Holy Week.
Hours have also been spent fixing our temperamental jungle camp. Fosca discovered that the bamboo holding her basha bed together was not as strong as expected when she awoke at 3am… on the floor! PM Daniel 'Flaves' Saborio has done copious amounts of reconstruction work, receiving a few injuries along the way.
However, amidst the hard work we've soothed our aching bones in the hot springs, visited the rich sugar cane and gaped in awe at the magnificent waterfall that lies at the heart of the jungle.
Tourists are not the only thing to infest this place; Jay and Elliot were joined by a Coral snake during their afternoon cigarette break, Fleur, Lisa and Yssa spotted the famously ugly tapir (which is on the brink of extinction), sloths and monkeys have graced our camp and toads have made themselves at home in our showers.
Our evenings are spent with Valeria in her element hosting aerobics classes’, intense games of monopoly deal and sleeping bag races in which Istvan remains unbeatable.
We Zulu 5 will keep you updated on our adventures in sunny Volcan Tenorio (sorry X-Ray 6)