This morning when I woke up Mami was already awake and she told me that one of our puppies had just died. We went outside to check on it. There was no sign as to what might have happened to it, but a fair guess would be either a scorpion or a spider had bitten it. Poor thing. It was just lying there – stiff already. It’s mommy was visibly upset, checking on it constantly, trying to lick it back to life. It was sad.
Mami made us breakfast a bit later we had a very nice conversation. After that I had my shower and I prepared to go meet my friend Angelica and her daughter Mariangel. Angelica is a school teacher in Cañas Dulces and she had an appointment with one of the parents today to hand over the school pictures and grades to one of the students and they had invited me to come along with them.
Cañas Dulces, In English: sweet canes, is known for its sugar production. Huge fields of sugar canes surround the city.
As we drove through the tiny city we saw these two horses parked outside the local pulperia. Horses are a common means of transportation in the Guanacaste region. Guanacaste is known as the agricultural region of Costa Rica.
Horses parked outside a pulperia
We drove past the village and the school and we turned left and onto a small unpaved road which led to a beautiful old house and a gorgeous garden.
Beautiful Bougainvillas in the garden
Back home in Norway each year for christmas we decorate with small Christmas Stars (Poinsettias) indoors to light up an otherwise dark season. In Costa Rica they grow in bushes that can become as tall as 5 meters. This one is only 3 meters tall :D
Angelica y Mariangel
The owners of the house wanted to show us around on the farm and they took us for a walk. They have cattle. I always loved this species of cattle. They have huge rabbit like ears. I am also fascinated by the loose skin hanging down from its neck.
A beautiful calf. It looks like its skin is several sizes too big still.
Once we had crossed the fields where the cows were grassing, we came to the banana plant area and then we walked through the bean and rice fields. It was a gorgeous day and a beautifu walk.
Angelica showing off the beans
Angelica and the kids with the Espantapajaros
We returned back to the house after enjoying the view over the nearby valley and then we bought each our 5 kg farmbred chickens. They were frozen and plucked already, but at very good prices.
After our visit at the fam we went up to the Mirador restaurant to get a view over the Cañas Dulces area, before we got home.
Panoramic view over Cañas Dulces
Around 3pm we were home and I had not had enough adventures for one day so I took off again in search of my friend Bryan to take him out for a walk. We walked around in the barrio where I used to live, we walked past my old house and into Barrio San Roque where we found a Musmanni bakery where we got some pastry. From there we went back to barrio Moracia and followed the streets behind the Hospital (Enrique Baltodano) and we went to visit our old school friend Marlen.
Marlen and Bryan
When I finally was done roaming around my sister Roshy, her husband and the kids were on their way to go to the movies and they invited me to join them. Even if I had already seen the film I joined in. Going to the movies is never a bad thing and one can never watch The Hobbit too many times :D