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Costa Rica, Panama, and the Canal
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  • Panama City, MiraFlores Locks
  • Embrera Indian Village
Costa Rica
  • San Jose, Sarapiqui, coffee finca
  • Rio Sarapiqui, pineapple farm
  • Tirimbina Biological Reserve
  • Chachagua, Costa Rican village
  • Organic farm, La Fortuna, Rio Frio
  • Arenal Volcano, Guanacaste
  • Thermal mud baths, Pacific Coast
  • Rincon de la Viejo, Quepos Town
  • Forest canopy ride, Puntarenas
  • Ocean outrigger canoe
  • Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Crocodiles on Rio Tarcoles
The trip marked on a map of Costa Rica
Panama City
 Best, ripest, sweetest pineapples at San Jose fruit market, Panama  Our Panama guide Joshua shows off exotic fruits  Ruins of an old fort in old section of Panama City - unique flat arch  Dancers in traditional costumes at the Arts and Crafts fair at Panama City Convention Center  Panama City and Pacific shoreline viewed from Ancon Hill
The Panama Canal
 Two container ships entering Miraflores Locks on the Panama Canal  Posing in traditinal costume on our boat heading for the Panama Canal  Frigate birds circle lights on our boat heading for the Panama Canal  Statue honoring the man who founded Panama's Social Security system  Gaily painted private buses provide cheap transportation in Panama City
 Many colors and types of oranges and other citrus fruit at a farmer's market in Panama  Indigenous mother and child at Embera Village on the Chagas River in Panama  The colorful wash is out to dry at the Embera village thatch-roofed hut - Panama  Garden of the National Theater in San Jose, Costa Rica, in a downpour  Pre-Columbian statue on grounds of Sarapiqui Lodge
Costa Rica
 Coffee finca in the highlands of Costa Rica  In the National Museum, San Jose, Costa Rica - no one knows how early peoples carved these perfect stone spheres  Potter Johnny at work using hand-turned wheel, Costa Rica  Potter Johnny's original designs, using his grandmother's techniques and traditional colors, Costa Rica  Fruit, nuts, and candy at market on the road from Guanacaste to the coast
People in Costa Rica
 Children dance for us at Sonafluca School  Santiago, age 3, at rural organic farm where we had lunch  Charming Don Juan Bautista manages an organic farm and educational center  Just for Ellyn- man at pontoon boat launch by Rio Frio  Micro-entrepreneur makes one-of-a kind handbags
Flora and fauna of Costa Rica
 Red ornamental bananas on Sarapiqui Lodge grounds   A whole ecosystem flourishes in the petals of these bromeliads, Costa Rica  Anhinga bird preening for us on boat ride on Rio Frio  Well-disguised lizard by Rio Frio
 Grinning caiman eyes us from Rio Frio  Floral arrangement at lunch place on coffee finca  Mommy and baby howler monkeys  Scarlet mackaws mate for life - on coastal highway heading back to San Jose  Migratory ducks at pond by Sr. y Sra. Ese wood factory
 Farmers Sonya and Rodrigo put out papayas to attract toucans to their back yard, Costa Rica  Iguanas grow on trees, at least in this town  Young white-tailed deer at entrance fo Manuel Antonio National Park  Howler monkeys eating lunch above Lake Arenal  Unique planter at Monterey del Mar lodge
Just for Susan
 Close-up on my camera taken through our guide's super binoculars  Bridge of the Americas — The only automobile route crossing the Panama Canal
Panoramic view of Arenal Volcano from Montana de Fuego lodge
Panoramic view of Arenal Volcano from Montana de Fuego lodge
Seen in Costa Rica
 That's me about to start my first zip-line segment  After a horseback ride, a mud bath at the spa and hot springs below Buena Vista lodge  The ugliest building in the ugly beach town of Yaco - unrestricted development  Offshore rock formations, Manuel Antonio beach  View to the Pacific from Sunset Bar, Buena Vista
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