Hey guys, this is your lucky day!!!

Trip Start Oct 06, 2004
Trip End Ongoing

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Monday, December 13, 2004

I have taken the fastest route back to the mainland from Montezuma and the Nicoya peninsula. Only an hour's ride or so across the ocean by speedboat. I'm in the surfer town of Jaco, on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Also one of the most popular beach towns for holidaying Ticos, due to it's proximity to San Jose, the capital. So I didn't get to spend much time on my own since German Uli and I went separate ways back in Playa Tamarindo. I have joined up briefly with Trevor and Steve, two rookie surfers from Calgary. As well as Chris from San Diego. It's weekend and we are here to check out the nightlife. Well I am anyway, as the other guys also plan to catch some morning surf, and that's best done without a major hangover. The streets are teaming with Jaco locals, holidaying gringos as well as Josefinos (people from San Jose.) We are offered drugs "everywhere", but decline politely. One guy claim it's our lucky day as he got it all. From Ganja, Cannabis, Speed, Ice, Ecstasy, Cocaine, Crack Cocaine to Heroin. You name it. I suspect he is just full of shit. He also claim to have girls. All sorts. Black, white, yellow, red or mixed. Costa Rican, Nicaraguan, Cuban, Jamaican, Dominican, Panamanian, Colombian, Brazilian, Venezuelan. Or even transvestites, if you feel extra adventurous. We decline politely again. It's like the barrack scene from Forrest Gump, where Bubba and Forrest passionately discuss shrimp while scrubbing the floor. Just taken to a slightly different level.

We only stay for two nights. The nightlife is pretty good, but as soon as the weekend is over it gets quiet and a bit boring. The beaches are not particularly nice, to be Costa Rica, and the town got little atmosphere. A bit like an US suburb or small city with strip malls and fast food chains dotting the one big highway rolling through town. Time to move on.
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