El Mono Loco
Travel Blogs from Tamarindo
Ernesto had feared, the pig had a hernia and the procedure was a bit more
complicated than normal. We got the little guy all stitched up and dosed with
some antibiotic, pigs are strong creatures and he should recover well.
We rode back to town discussing GMO’s,
politics, environment, and society…all the aspects of agriculture often
overlooked as being agriculture. He dropped me off at Norma’s ...
... I opted to spend some time writing at Norma’s and when that got
old I relocated to the park with my journal to write. I had been suffering from
writers block for a while and it seems to have finally lifted a little.
arrived to pick me up around 4 and we headed to the farm. He has family in the
states and was able to discuss things with me in English. Although he almost
always says things in Spanish ...
... man but clearly a very compassionate one. He is always the first
awake, quick to prepare a meal for anyone who walks into the restaurant, I
usually see him eating over the stove rather than sitting down for a meal. He
tenderly cares for all the dogs, picking ticks off them as they eat each
morning. He is warm and friendly and I am comfortable speaking with him in my
broken Spanish. I brought out the bag of
... you would have amazing waves for 10 minutes and then nothing for an hour. Quite frustrating but when it was on there were some great waves.
Whilst I never saw it in full flight I had enough quality waves to know that in a big swell it would be a great break. The local surf shop guy talked me into renting a 6'2". Yep, it's been longer than 15 years and over 30 kgs since I rode anything close to that. I loved it. After being supremely skeptical I was ...
... not leaving Costa Rica for a few more days!
The journey back started with me taking the 2pm bus from Tamarindo to Santa Cruz. Once in Santa Cruz, I got another bus to San Jose, a five hour ride for about $12.
Once in San Jose, I took a taxi to the Ticabus company for my next bus to Panama City. The bus left at 11pm.
We arrived at the boarder at 4am. The boarder used to be open 24 hours. What I discovered when we arrived is that it is not. We ...
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