Trip Start Oct 02, 2006
122Trip End ??? ??, 2007
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My stay here is the classic travel story where someone is introduced to a friend of a friend, and the hospitality that is then shown is second to none. I was given a room in Beto´s house and a set of keys before he had known me for 1 hour. I was free to come and go as I pleased and there was no expectations on his part. In fact, he wouldn´t even let me pay for his food when we would go out to eat. Not only did he make me feel at home, but his dog Luna, a Rottweiler, also made me feel at home. She reminded me so much of Khan in their temperments and their love of people. Luna was a big teddy bear
Beto´s friends were also extremely hospitable. On Fri, Sat and Sun nights we all met for dinner at someone´s house for BBQ and drinks. During the day on Sat and Sun, we all met at the beach and since they all surfed, I always had a free board to use. Although their English was not as fluent as Beto´s or Michelle´s, it didn´t matter as the human spirit was alive and well within all of them.
It was really hard for me to leave because I had such an amazing experience here. In my journey, this was the first time where someone I had never met opened their doors and entire house to me. I have met many others who were very hospitable, but not to the level and extent I was shown by Beto. I am truly grateful and lucky to have spent time in Maresias...