Feb. 24, 2010 As Alan withstood the dental drill, I located the Soda Tapia. This popular spot for locals has been around for 40 years serving homemade ice dream and milkshakes---perfect for Alan's new dietary regimen.
With the first part of the dental work completed, we had a week to explore (temporary teeth in place) before we needed to return to the city for the completion of the process. Rented a car and took off for the Monteverde Cloud Forest. The locals have intentionally chosen to leave the bumpy dirt/rock roads leading to the area, in order to allow their paradise to remain unspoiled. After enduring the rough ride in---I think they are right.