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Day 2 in Costa Rica

I woke up at 5 am, and the sun came up at 6. It's only an hour time difference so what's up with that?

Had a mellow day. Breakfast at the hotel and then went to town for lunch. The fish here is very good.

There was a guard with a giant shotgun in front of the tiny banks. When I walked in there were two other armed guards and a metal detector was ran over me.  It's one of the strong things that reminded me how I was in another country.

I definitely wish I spoke Spanish. It's frustrating not being able to understand or be understood. I sometimes feel like I am being swindled. Definitely we are being hustled and charged tourist prices.

I spent the rest of the day reading and enjoying sunset by the pool. The drinks here are amazing. Fresh fruit (pineapple, mango, starfruit, papaya, coconut) mixed with tequila or rum makes it so drinkable. I drank like 5 shots mixed with fruity stuff yesterday.

Andy went canopy zip lining and he said it was amazing! I am not a fan of heights so drinks by the pool.

Americans are so friendly when they are traveling! Everyone converses and give each other helpful tips.

The road here is notoriously bad. Giant steep hills and bumpy dirt roads.

Dinner was more fish and fruit cocktails, hanging out with brooklyn/Morgan stanley guy: Aaron and his wife.

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Apr. 27th, 2012 06:27 pm (UTC)
I was in Costa Rica a few years ago and never saw an armed person. It's actually very rare there, I think. They don't even have a military!

I remember the roads well. They were TERRIBLE. Sometimes the only thing between you and a part of the road that had fallen down the cliff was a little piece of caution tape a few inches from the ledge. And so bumpy!

Have fun! We didn't spend any time in the area that you're staying in, but I hope that you're close enough to Manuel Antonio park to go. It's supposed to be amazing.
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