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... solely because of the fact that we have an early flight back home.
Carrillo ended up being a great choice, with the prettiest beach we've seen so far in Costa Rica, and one that was nearly empty every day that we were there. Even better was the fact that our hotel maintains a small kiosk at the beach, with toilet, showers, lounge chairs, and a cart where we could buy drinks. It was a perfect spot for a few days of ...
11:00. Hot. Sticky. Tired. The minibus arrives. 11 students and 2 leaders get out of the minibus. It's not as bad as I initially thought. Although 13 American students does sound a tad intimidating I think because they want to be here and they want to learn they are willing to get more involved. They are kind of a gap year company but I can't work it out because they are all my kind of age ...
... fish. After enjoying the morning we packed back up and headed to the actual town of Carrillo where we spent more time at the city beach, soaking up the sun.
Eventually we had to take the bus back to Nicoya and later a taxi to Hojancha (taxi meaning we sat in the back of a pickup truck). It was one of the best weekends I've had here yet. I even survived going to the bathroom in the woods- and that's saying something!
Day 8 - Time to go home.
Monday morning Robin was wracked with chills and body aches and had a full day of travel ahead of her. Come to find out Gabriel, the son's owner, and Robin's buddy, also spent the night throwing up. Flu? Parasite? dunno.
Our driver picked us up at 9 and Robin was able to sleep most of the 2 hr ride to the airport. The next 12 hrs were horrible ...
... of 2013. I loved how fresh and new it was and they are delightful. I felt like I was living in their large home. The kids came to like us and hung out with us at breakfast and in the pool each day. Staying here also gave me a chance to practice my Italian. GeanMario's parents were visiting and with the help of Google translator, I had a lovely time chatting with Nona (Grandma) from Torino. She even invited me to visit. Time to plan!