Costa Rica

Trip Start Aug 03, 2011
Trip End Mar 01, 2012

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Flag of Costa Rica  , Province of San Jose,
Thursday, August 4, 2011

After our twelve hour, red eye flight we have arrived in San Jose at 6am, SUPER tired and disoriented. it is an IMPOSSIBLE task to TRULY fall asleep on a plane. For anyone whoever says to me again "oh, you can just sleep on the plane" be prepared to be raised one stink eye and a shake of my fist.

our first destination in Costa Rica is to volunteer with La Tortuga Feliz to support their efforts in saving the Sea Turtles. we are to catch the 9am bus that takes us from San Jose to Batan where we will be greeted by the project. we hop in a taxi with the plan to head straight to a hotel suggested by the project in hopes to grab some breakfast but due to the lack of sleep we are ALL OVER the place with our directions. poor cabby. direction numero uno was to go straight to hotel. direction numero dos was to stop for food. ANYTHING. but remember it was 6am so NOTHING was open yet. finally we had asked the cabby to take us to the bus station. the man had us weaving IN. AND. OUT. of the lanes. driving on both sides of the road. i have found this is pretty standard for most driving outside of the US though, Indo, India,Vietman, Kenya...45 minutes after leaving the airport we finally arrived at the bus station. WHOO. WHOO. WHOO. purchased three tickets to Batan. and found food at the station. BOOM.
La Tortuga Feliz here we come....

Fun Facts:
- Frontier Airlines gives you WARM. CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES. yes, please! AND FREE TV when flying international with them.
- Customs DID NOT ask for proof of exit tickets.
- Costa Rica is LUSH. LUSH. LUSH.
- Costa Rica is only ONE hour behind Seattle. i was WAY off mom, ha.
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