Tuesday, January 17, 2006

What an amazing winter break this has been!
I am really excited about all the things I have done and seen. I have packed a lot into just four weeks.
I guess the most recent things are going back to Fortuna and Volcan Arenal to visit a friend that I met the first time I was there. We had a really good time. We visited a swimming hole with a rope swing and two beautiful waterfalls and made spaghetti for some locals.
I also went to the Nicoya Peninsula and lounged on the beaches of Montezuma and Mal Piez for about 5 days. I met a wonderful girl on the ferry over. We became fast friends and traveled together for the past 5 days. She was a breath of fresh air after all the numerous guy companions I have been traveling with. Strangely enough, she disapeared this morning, luggage and all. So I went to San Jose as planned. I hope she is ok.
Now I am in San Jose, soaking up the big city culture after the ultra chill of the hippie surfer atmosphere of the peninsula. This city is crazy but fun.
I am looking forward to one last outing tomorrow to Volcan Poas.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006


I find myself in Panama! Craxy Huh?

Other crazy things:

Stayed for two days with a Tico family in a small palm nut harvesting town.

We swam in the river with Crocidillios and jumped from high tree branches

Road on the weel covering of a tractor for several miles to investigate flood damage

Tried tongue (I´ll let your imagination wander)

Hitch hiking in the back of a pick up truck

road in the cab of a semi

taught Ticos how to foot bag

Watched Lord of the Rings in Spanish

Somehow carried on a two hour long conversation in Spanish

Took almost a hundred pictures of the Tico family I stayed with!

I´ll see the canal tomorrow!!!

Adios Amigos