It's been a lazy Sunday morning indeed. After jumping out of bed and dashing open blinds to a blindingly beautiful view of the Arenal Volcano, it is time to groom some, and then head back to The Rainforest Cafe. You must be now wondering why this place... why not else where. Well if the last post's milkshake did not convince you, may be this will... Great chill people working there, laid back atmosphere, crowded but not noisy, one of the best Casado's in town, and scrumptious baked goods; like cake. I love cake. This morning I decide to head over to the cafe, have another milkshake, and write in my journal. This time it's a more simple milkshake that is again smothered in fresh cream, and more deliciously thick chocolate sauce - it's called Temptation. After a good writing session in my journal, I decide to visit the town's church and say some prayers. Yes, I'm Muslim, but hey... a house of God is a house of God. I love churches. They are usually beautiful, cool inside on a hot day, peaceful, and a great place to reflect. I gather my thoughts, thank the gods for my good fortunes, and head back into the midday heat for a walk. I run into a fellow traveler almost right away, one who I've not seen since San Jose. She has just come from Monte Verde - our next stop - and gives me some great tips for what to do, and where to eat when we go there next. I do the same for her - as she is heading to Tortuguero next. We talk, and walk around the plaza, where someone has filled the fountain with bubbles, and then hungrily we begin to talk of food. I figure the nicest thing I can do right now, is to introduce her to The Rain Forest Cafe. We head and have wonderful Casado's - the typical Costa Rican meal - of boiled rice, fried plantains, grilled fish, the picado (curried meat and veg portion), and a small salad. I am definitely fattening up here, but there is lots of activity in Monte Verde, and It's now time to run back to the hotel, and catch a bus, a boat, another bus - because we're off to Monte Verde!! Good bye Fortuna - it's been a pleasure. Rain Forest Cafe, I do hope that we will one day meet again!
Hello! My name is Tahira Karim. I was born and raised on the Canadian prairies have been leaving and returning ever since. I absolutely love to travel. I am an observer of life and culture, and I have a passion for history and food. I am a visual artist who specializes in painting and drawing. And this blog is a jumble of my writing and thoughts on travel, culture, and food, with a bunch of personal stories thrown into the mix. Enjoy!