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Another long travel day, especially as my bali belly is now in hurricane mode lol. today im grateful we have our own minivan and not travelling local style, today was sposed to be a local bus, tica bus, taxis and another local bus.
As we get nearer the honduras/nicaragua border the roads get worse (not that I thought they possibly could) …
... about trying
to win him over with my enthusiastic waves anymore. I save them for the friendly woman.
pass the beer store, that just acquired a teeny white puppy named
“Chele” which means “light skinned” in Nicaraguense. Chele
is about the size of my hand and he is always happy. Yesterday he
grabbed the hem of my skirt and pulled, and the nice beer store lady
said “He's playing with ...
... the words Amanda most hates to hear. Lets play it by ear! Unfortunately this time we are going to have to.....
The most shambolic border crossing ever!
We jump off the bus on the Costa Rican side and are immediately accosted by money changers. Luckily this is the one thing we have been able to plan for on the 7 hour bus journey, the correct rate on our XE app. And so begins shambles number 1. Standing at the border with a wad of cash, far too much to be ...
... drivers. It’s a cozy place, with a pool and rocking chairs, and a helpful staff who like to sing 80’s songs to each other. The other day, the man who was painting was singing Tracy Chapman to the woman that cuts up the fruit in the morning. I was drinking coffee and this is what I heard:
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But you can say baby
Baby can I hold ...
... use their ice and glasses and the hotel staff helped us as well to celebrate Christmas Eve.
A Christmas toast, finger food, egg nog, Christmas cake and then time for us to have this rather drawn out encounter with the Santa Claus pinata. Poor Santa. Do come back next year.