Artisan Crafts and Wild Waves in Costa Rica

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Tamarindo
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Tree Top Walk – Buena Vista Lodge, Guanacaste
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Sunset seen from Buena Vista Lodge
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Mountains in Guanacaste
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A gift shop outside of the city centre of Monteverde
  • trippin’ after University Grad in May 2015
  • pre-first stop: connecting flight to LAX and Uber ride into the LA ghetto and downtown LA because our flight was severely delayed due to a volcano eruption in Costa Rica
  • first stop: Tamarindo surfing beaches – I got hit by a surf board, earring fell off, ear was bleeding, and my lip was bruised: good times – we stayed at Hotel Pasatiempo
    • we saw a huge iguana outside the doorsteps of our suite
    • we also saw a little slithering snake
    • I HAD TROUBLE SLEEPING BECAUSE I DIDN’T LIKE THE TEXTURE OF THE BLANKET (YEAH I’M WEIRD)
  • second stop: Buena Vista Lodge Adventure Centre, Guanacaste Province
    • we took a stroll into the DRY TROPICAL FOREST and COATIS were following us with a smile on their face
    • man made mud slide
    • outdoor hot springs – we rode horses to the hot springs and I would never horse ride again because the horses looked sad and I was dying on the inside seeing their ribs; at the end of the day, we saw horses happily hanging out on the grass hills underneath the beautiful sunset
    • ziplines and swings
    • I HAD TROUBLE SLEEPING BECAUSE OF GECKOS
  • third stop: beautiful custom wood home in the heart of the cloud forest in Monteverde
    • EXTREMO BUNGEE JUMPING
    • stray dogs in downtown and gift shopping
    • WE FOUND A LIVE SCORPION IN OUR ACCOMMODATION, KILLED IT AND PUT IT IN THE FREEZER
    • I HAD TROUBLE SLEEPING BECAUSE OF GECKOS AND SCORPION FEARS
  • last stop: Alajuela
    • I HAD TROUBLE SLEEPING BECAUSE THE AIRBNB WAS SO CREEPY WITH WEIRD PEOPLE AND DEAD BUGS ON THE BED. THEY HAD A LARGE FOREST BACKYARD – KINDA SCARY
  • finally made it back to LA with another extremely delayed flight

Lessons Learned:

  • I THOUGHT THE BEACHES IN TAMARINDO WOULD BE LIKE STILL BLUE BEACHES IN CUBA BUT I WAS WRONG – HOW DO YOU SWIM IN WAVES (PERFECT FOR SURFERS)
  • BOOK GOOD ACCOMMODATIONS BECAUSE A GOOD TRIP MEANS BEING WELL RESTED AND NOT SCARED FOR YOUR DEATH
  • I LOVE SOUTH AMERICA

 

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