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... leave so we stayed at his place.
Two quirky things about his place. 1. We found not one but 2 scorpions in the shower (Morgs totally lost the plot). 2. There was also a Penrith Panthers NRL towel hanging over the shower curtain. We were not the first Aussies in this neck of the woods. : )
We went to Pizzeria La Baula in Tamarindo for dinner - named after a Marine National Park here where the turtles come to ...
... DMT's started the day by helping out with the IE (instructor exams), we basically took all of their stuff to the pool. Their instructor is totally the guy doing the skills in the PADI dive master video. Famous. Today definitely had a theme of confusion, silly decisions and mentalness that started at 7:30am with the truck loading. We were told we had to go to the beach first so we loaded the truck with most of the tanks. Then we were told we actuall had to go to the pool first. ...
... just wall after wall of jellyfish. I didn't think they stung but neither of us wanted to go through and test it. So we tried another area but it was really choppy and when I finally found a clear spot the red tide washed in. Mother trucker. So our second trip was more of a swimming trip but the first one was so good I think it made up for it. I've never been snorkelling and seen stuff that good. As we were heading back I found out I would be staying on the boat for the ...
... now fixed bike and was desperate for a drink! I ended up going out with Taylor, Tabatha and her friend Marilyn for ladies night. It was actually so much fun and it was nice to hang out with new people. My care package from home had finally arrived too so I actually had some decent clothes to wear out! Taylor had to get up early for a Bat Island trip the next day though so I made her go home with me at 12:30 so she would actually get up. She's not so great at getting up bless her ...
... smart phones and
cable or satellite TV abound. Everyone pays 13% sales tax on most items, but
what about other taxes…. It doesn’t seem to add up when one looks at basic
infrastructure like the state of the roads in general. Others will tell you
this is mainly down to graft and corruption amongst those who should be on top
of such important aspects of everyday life. Value for money? Colombia has Costa
Rica beat, hands down in our view.