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... small cabin. Jose bid me good night. I opened the door to the
small cabin, dropped my bag, and fell face first into the fluffy comforter.
After a moment of relaxation I went to the bathroom…I crossed my fingers…this
was a fancy hotel, maybe, just maybe it would have a hot shower. IT DID! I
relished my first hot shower in six weeks…I stayed in there until the tank ran
out. By now it was almost 8pm, I stepped
... affectionate name for the people of Costa Rica.
We are learning the essential Spanish phrases, but my favorite is “Pura Vida”, pronounced POOrah VEEdah, with a little roll of the “r”. It is a term used by Ticos, put on all the t-shirts, and means essentially “Pure Life”. They say it a lot and it has various rather profound meanings to them. To me, at this point, if some one says “How are you?” or ...
... hotel by noon. All I could think about was just relaxing. We actually tried to search around to see if we could rent a scooter or a golf cart of some sort to ride around the coast, but we were very unsuccessful. Tip for next time: RESERVE SCOOTERS IN ADVANCE! They said the golf carts were reserved up until March 15! Thats crazy. Anyway, I spent the rest of the day by the pool and then went to "La Ancla" for a late lunch/early dinner. This place was probably the best restaurant ...
... We had the springs to ourselves with only one other and it was so relaxing. I have never felt so clean. Morgs went from hot pools to a cold plunge twice. Braver than me. During our travel, Morgs has a knack of making friends with all and sundry. The bartender at the wet pool was definitely up for a chat with this Aussie kid. : ) We caught the last bus out of town to Tilaran - the town that I arrived to from Australia ...
... my friends enjoying the fruits, or milk, of our labor.
Of course a lot of time was spent on the beaches. We would all take turns swimming, snorkeling and watching our possessions on the beach. To top off every good beach visit was a nice siesta under some low palm leaves. A happy hour of rest and relaxation.
Besides the coconut, I did always try to make a point to try new foods, especially typical local treats. ...