Day 3 Cahuita

Trip Start Sep 07, 2007
Trip End Dec 22, 2007

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Sunday, September 9, 2007

Tina accidentally deleted her really excellent post.  It was very long and full of detail, and I'm sure you would have enjoyed it.  Now I will retype the post as she dictates.

We left our hostel yesterday and wandered the streets of San Jose looking for a restaurant.  But instead, four Tico students stopped us because we are obvious tourists with our gigantic backpacks, and asked us if we were Americans.  We spent 20 minutes letting them interview us for their class.  When we were finished we went looking for the bus terminal.  On the way a young man squeezed juice for us in his little grocery cart.  Then he charged us a dollar, which was clearly more than what he charged other people.  We know this because they were extremely happy about the dollar. 

We got on the bus after paying 60 colones, or about 12 cents, to use the bathroom.  We rode 4 hours to Cahuita on the Carribean coast.  We drove through the mountains.  On the way down the mountain we could feel the humidity.  It is very hot and sticky here.  When we arrived in Cahuita, Alfred, the owner of the hostel we are staying at, was waiting for us at the bus station/hut.  We drove through town, which is 3 blocks long on a gravel road, and then along the beach to the hostel where we were greeted by Alfred's wife, Andrea.  They served us some room temperature, fresh fruit juice.  We loved it.  Then we were shown to our room.  We're staying in a little cabina with hammocks on the porch.  After we got settled in, it began to rain, and we sat in hammocks where we saw a sloth, that I named Sammy, which I have to say, moved a lot faster than I was brought to believe it would.  After we couldn't see Sammy anymore, we had dinner at the hostel's restaurant, Bananas.  While we waited for our meal we were entertained by Alfred an Andrea's son, Samuel.  We watched him play his gameboy.  Needless to say, Jeff and I felt very at home.  Then we went to bed at the late hour of 8-thirty *this keyboard is strange, I can't find the punctuation buttons for time and parentheses, they're all mislabeled!*(I just found the parentheses). 
Today we went to the beach, which had black sand.  It was very soft and\nfine.  Alfred and Andrea's dogs, Nikki and Lulu, accompanied us, and\nentertained us by digging up and chasing crabs.  Then we cruised around\town on bikes and had lunch, saw a crazy lady yell in the streets while\na man was having a seizure, and now we are headed back to the hammocks.  We love and miss all of you.
Quote of the day  "I always win at Memory!"  -Samuel 

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