Volcano Irazú



Last night Helena and George from Australia checked into the B&B. They have a rental car and wanted to drive to the volcano this morning. I asked them if I could come along and they said that wouldn‘ t be a problem.

So we drove up the winding road to the volcano and had great views of the mountains and of Cartago.

It‘ s the first volcano I‘ ve been to and it was quite impressive. From the highest point we could see neither the atlantic nor the pacific which you are supposed to on very clear days. But it didn‘ t really matter. When it became more cloudy we drove down a bit to the main parking-lot, had a coffee and a piece of cake. Unfortunately an … what do you call that animal again … ? I don‘ t rememberm but it some kind of animal that reminds me a little bit of a raccoon. It actually jumped on the picnic-table and stole the cake right from Helens plate and ran off with it!!!

However, we walked to the place from where you can see the green crater-lake. Hard to imagine to be standing on an active volcano!



I enjoyed spending some time with Helen and George and was really happy that they gave me a ride there! Thanks again!

Around noon we were back in Cartago and they took off to San José to return their car and take the bus to Panama City tonight from where they‘ ll take a plane to South America. .

Now I‘ m just waiting for the day to be over to get back on my bike again tomorrow – and head towards the Caribbean.



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