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Day 1: El Salvador & Costa Rica

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On Tuesday, July 14 I embarked on a 10-day, life-changing trip to Costa Rica with a very, very awesome group of young people from Oak Park River Forest High School. Over this weekend of July 24 - 26, I will chronicle this incomparable trip in 10 posts because I did not have access to electronic devices that connect to the internet during the trip. These posts will be organized differently from my usual birding posts because as well as including my usual tidbits of information and captions for photos, I will include journal entries from a journal I kept while in Costa Rica. These entries will be indicated by italics.

So let's get to it! Here is my journal entry from my travel day to Costa Rica, which involved visiting two completely new countries for me, El Salvador and Costa Rica, of course. Since this was purely a travel day, I do not have any photos to share, however I will have a bounty of photos for all other posts. Enjoy!

I flew Avianca from Chicago to San Salvador, El Salvador to San Jose, Costa Rica. First flight I sat next to two people named Morgan and Andrew. It was a smooth and enjoyable flight. After an hour layover at the grungy San Salvador airport, we boarded the next Avianca plane to San Jose. The service was again great with delicious food for a second flight in a row. The descent into San Jose was pretty wobbly and scary, but the landing was smooth itself. The first hotel was a rather unremarkable, smallish hotel. I stayed in a small room with a window and roomed with Andrew for the night.

I promise, the posts will just get better and better!!!

Good birding,

World Life List: 855 Species (exactly 100 life birds in Costa Rica!)

Posted by skwclar 06:45 Archived in El Salvador

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Thanks. This should be interesting. Looking forward to hearing more.

by Karen

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