My bad trip – do you know the way to San José? Take the chicken bus!

When Brie Veron and her friends book a two-hour trip into Costa Rica, they aren’t expecting a 16-hour ordeal involving a shady cabbie and a dodgy curry

Nicaragua has been a party, so we’re excessively hungover as we cross the border into Costa Rica.

I’m travelling with two British friends, Erin and Claudia, to this beautiful nature park called La Fortuna, which is near the border, and to get there we have to go through a bigger town, Monteverde. The whole trip is meant to take two hours – the tour agency says we’ll be there in time for lunch.

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