Back to Costa Rica
Trip Start Dec 12, 2002
10Trip End Aug 01, 2003
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Both being in a very good mood we decided to take a ride in Leon's Party bus. A topless bus, decorated with Christmas lamps and equipped with a Sound System, playing salsa and meringue music, takes you for a joyful ride around the city... We standing up, cramped with other party goers, but trying do dance anyway... What a ride, all around the town, happy people everywhere...until we get off...I feel in my pocket and what do I miss? My passport, my bank card... this is the end of the world!!! We spent a couple of hours looking for my pass and card but it's like looking for the famous needle. The next morning I get up at dawn and go out again looking but no luck...
After breakfast I decide to go to an internet cafe to check on the net what I have to do in case of...So depressed..
Hurray for the kids of Leon, I give them the biggest tip they have ever seen, I really love them...
After Leon, we decide to have one more stop on our way to Costa Rica : San Juan del Sur, like this we've covered all the must sees in Nicaragua but I feel that I have to come back to this great country, to get to know the places that are NOT in the travel guides and I absolutely want to get to know the people and if possible do something good for them... (And I want to see a baseball game at Leon)
Two days and back to Costa Rica. We take a chicken bus to the border and at the border a TICA bus to San Jose...
In a way it's like coming home again. Wauw! Costa Rica is so clean! Even San Josť, which when I saw it for the first time, appeared like a dirty, noisy, polluted, ugly and dangerous city, now looks like a calm, friendly, clean, nice and safe place. After seeing Managua, Guate-city, Tegucicalpa... Your perspective changes radically...I wonder how Europe will look for me now? Probably like a disinfected hospital!
Before we go to Puerto Viejo we have to meet Roberto, Emma's friend who lived in Belgium for six months and who apparently speaks good dutch with a strong Antwerp accent
Time is running out however and we go to puerto Viejo to spent the last two weeks of our three months journey together... Our perspective of time has changed radically. Sometimes we had great two weeks holidays together but now two weeks only seems like a couple of days to us. So we rented a little house in Puerto Viejo and had a great time. Swimming, snorkeling, surfing, hiking, cycling...
To be continued...in the next entry