Leaving a dump hole for a better town..
Cahuita Travel Blog› entry 27 of 32 › view all entries
All ready to leave Puerto Limon ! It was a real dump-hole. Lonely planet says it is a charming little town by the oceanâ€¦..well this place is a charming as dirty underwear.
I landed in another desperate situation when I discovered that my VISA card didnâ€™t work ! Not in 4 different ATM`s , and the bank worked for an hour trying to take out money from it without being able to help me.
It is a horrible situation to be in ! I had 12$ left, and no way to get more money. I spent some of it for a bus ride to Cahuita, as I would certainly not spend another night in this town, specially not considering that I would most likely have to sleep on the streets.
I had some destructive thinking on the bus ride there.
I had enough money for one night in the cheapest hostel in Cahuita, or 2 nights if I didnâ€™t eat anything. I could see myself sleeping in a tree in the outskirts of the town, begging my new monkey friends for some food. And we would be a happy little colony, with me accepted as the new alpha male.
I got to town, and was running around in the horrible pouring rain looking for the cheapest dig in town. I found it in the end, and it was a pretty grim place, but at least it was only 6$ a night.
I didnâ€™t eat anything but crackers and white bread that day. Then at the end of the day my mother told me that it wasnâ€™t my card that was bad, it was some morons in the bank that had made a mistake !
All this trouble for that ! Annoying! But at least in the end I managed to get money out ,so I was saved ,hooray! !
I had wasted the better part of the day worrying about that stuff, but now I was determined to go see the Sloths at the sloth rescue center which is a good drive from town.
I went walking in the pouring tropical rainstorm with absolute intention of reaching that place ! I managed to get hike, and reached the rescue center. There I got to meet my favourite animal ; the sloth ! There was both 2 and 3-toed sloths there. One of them was really curious of me and came all the way over to me to smell me ! Great animals these are !
I will surely go there again another day before I leave this place ! I even talked to the boss at the center about volunteering to do veterinary work at some point, but she said that was only for local vets to do.