Volcan Poas

Well didn’t make it to Poas yesterday cos I kinda overslept. But that turned out to be a good thing because the people from the hostel who did go saw nothing because of the clouds that covered the crater. But I made it today, and it was one of the most spectacular sites I have ever seen. Although for the first couple of hours we thought we were in for the same disappointing cloud cover, the sun came out and the mists cleared and a huge smoking crater came into view, belching streams of thick yellow smoke into the air.

And bang in the middle was a small luminous green lake….was really like a landscape from another planet. The forests surrounding the crater gave a great backdrop and I reckon I’ve snapped some of my best photos ever! Anyway, I’m now pretty hungry, and I’m off to find a Chinese. Then I have to decide whether I fancy a detour to Cuba for a few days, or go straight to Puerto Viejo on my way to Panama.

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