B&B San Ramon
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... sorry to go. But we'll see them again later today at the party!
Time for a shower - between the walking and the. dog hair I am definately due. Afterwards, I put gel in my hair and blow it dry, but there is no getting around the fact that my body LOVES the humidity and my hair is curly. I contemplate a baseball cap but decide against it. We "dress up" by putting on jeans and shirts with collars as opposed to shorts and tee shirts.
While Jeff is waiting for me ...
... if you're cold put on a sweater, if you're hot open a door or window and let the breeze in. Tico windows and doors have no screens. You don't put toilet paper in the toilet, but in a trash bin next to it.
Jeff and I have always leaned more to the Tico side except for the fact that he's not willing to give up shaving with warm water. I told him that I don't feel like I'm in Costa Rica unless there is a gecko in the shower.
We learn that this new house, fully ...
... as he was obviously known to the fishmonger and speaks Spanish. Harvey helps us by translating the types of fish and the pricing. After our purchase (some kind of marlin) we step aside and talk with him for quite a while. He is an ex-pat who has lived here for years and years, but was getting ready to move back to the States, to northern California, back to family. He was interesting and full of advice.
We continue our shopping ...
... don't think so...not in any currency!
When Ana and Norm arrive, we follow them to our apartment. We stopped at a small convenience store (pulperia) so they could buy toilet paper for us. The apartment is actually the ground floor of a 3-level house. A finished, ground level apartment - with an awesome view!
They surprise us with gifts of a pineapple, a large papaya, bananas and these colorful red spiky fruits - which I simply cannot remember ...
This week has been long. I am excited to start swimming again today! I have quite a few projects going on in the moment. I went grocery shopping with my host family yesterday and it was very interesting. Much more fresh fruits and vegetables and less processed food. They don't have raspberries here though, and they also don't have salt and vinegar chips *gasp* which are my favorite. This weekend is going to be very low key. On Sunday I am going biking with my host ...