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... to San Jose) I had decided for a slightly less time-consuming option of booking a new flight to San Jose from Carlsbad. For 20 dollars extra I gained 9 hours.
But it did mean spending the night at LAX. Fortunately, the airport was rather quiet at night, and I found a spot right in front of United's customer service desk, where the seats lacked armrests and I could stretch out for a couple ...
... to use for tours or transportation. I would of course
make the same recommendation to fellow travellers that were heading where I've
been. There is a big camaraderie feeling between fellow backpackers, all
respecting one another, and all openly conversing with each other. A kind of
atmosphere that make travelling even more enjoyable.
The fact that I was on this adventure with the only intention of enjoying
myself made it a truly magical experience. Not ...
... roads where the curb is about a foot high, avoiding drains which the crutches could slip through and struggling to breathe at high altitude. I sat down when I got there. Half hour later, I had made it to the pharmacy up the street and stocked up on ibuprofen and ice packs.
I was exhausted by the time I got back to my bed. Luckily, one of my room mates, an Argentinean guy, took pity on me and brought me beer and chocolate in bed. The next day, I also happened to ...
... pure life. It's what they say when they toast, a greeting, and on every billboard you pass. I've been here for all of 6 days, and my vida has gotten a whole lot pura. It kinda of still hasn't hit me that I'm on the our side of the world, or that this is a long term thing. But I have definitely noticed changed in myself. I'm tougher, happier, and far more easy going. And this is after less than a fortnight travelling. I can't wait to see where this road leads me.
... reward, are easily overlooked.
The owners of the Toucan Ranch, Leslie and Jorge, are certainly doing their part in life. Leslie decided some years ago to dedicate herself to rescuing and rehabing Toucans (in large measure, simply because no one else was doing it). Since this very caring couple seem incapable of saying no, various well meaning Costa Rican conservation authorities have loaded them up with a menagerie of local wildlife so there's a bit of ...