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Old 07-29-2010, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Miami, Fl
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How do you keep volcanos, earthquakes, tornadoes, fires, hurricanes, floods, etc from causing ecological disasters?
Don't drive an SUV, take shorter showers, live in a straw hut, don't breeze because you'll exhale carbon dioxide. Yet we have over a million gallons of oil polluting the Gulf. Good grief get a life!
Stop worshiping the creation and worship the Creator instead!



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@ summers 19 : driving SUVs and jetskiing are hardly ecological vacations, it's a shame you practice such activities in a country that is known for focusing on ecotourism, where is your responsibility towards Mother Earth?
Even if I had your kind of budget , I would never do that.
Actually next January I'll be flying to CR, the 1st week, we'll visit the region around the Arenal volcano, all by bus , and stay in local hostels, and then we've rented a studio near Manuel Antonio, we'll go there by bus (it's better also to get to know the locals) and stay 3 weeks there, rent mountain bikes, buy on the local markets, cook ourselves, it's called slow tourism.
And we stay longer because it 's better in terms of CO2 emissions not to fly for only 2 weeks, and fly less often.
If everybody acted responsibly like us - and that doesn't prevent us to have fun-, there would be less environmental problems.
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Old 07-30-2010, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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If you plan to rent a car, deal with a recognized rental company. Economize anywhere else, but not on a rental car. I met way too many travelers who spent their entire vacation waiting for a rinky-dink rental company to repair or replace their broken down car.
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Old 07-31-2010, 04:47 PM
 
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@ summers 19 : driving SUVs and jetskiing are hardly ecological vacations, it's a shame you practice such activities in a country that is known for focusing on ecotourism, where is your responsibility towards Mother Earth?
Even if I had your kind of budget , I would never do that.
Actually next January I'll be flying to CR, the 1st week, we'll visit the region around the Arenal volcano, all by bus , and stay in local hostels, and then we've rented a studio near Manuel Antonio, we'll go there by bus (it's better also to get to know the locals) and stay 3 weeks there, rent mountain bikes, buy on the local markets, cook ourselves, it's called slow tourism.
And we stay longer because it 's better in terms of CO2 emissions not to fly for only 2 weeks, and fly less often.
If everybody acted responsibly like us - and that doesn't prevent us to have fun-, there would be less environmental problems.

Thank Heaven for people like you. How else would the rest of us ever know that we were self indulgent *******s.
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Old 07-31-2010, 10:11 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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@ summers 19 : driving SUVs and jetskiing are hardly ecological vacations, it's a shame you practice such activities in a country that is known for focusing on ecotourism, where is your responsibility towards Mother Earth?
If a country that's (allegedly) known for focusing on ecotourism offers activities such as jetskiing, ATVing, etc., then perhaps they are not very eco-friendy, now are they? Mother Earth needs to have a talk with Costa Rica, it seems.

I say we all take 3 weeks off to travel, all at once, so as not to contribute to CO2 emissions. Don't worry, your job might still be here when you get back!
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Old 08-02-2010, 04:58 AM
 
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Don't worry, your job might still be here when you get back!

For sure! as a Civil servant, I can't be fired.
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