Olivia is my best friend. Tomorrow she is getting two teeth pulled, so she is getting loopy drugs! After her extraction I am going to record her and put it on the internet. She also gets to decorate my face with markers!
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July 31st Third full day In Costa Rica
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Today was what I came to Costa Rica looking for, peace and relaxation. I woke up for breakfast today and said goodbye to the King family from Texas! After breakfast I got out my computer and skyped a few people. Happy Birthday Sam!! Then I sat out and read my lonely planet guidebook. We saw two toucans in a tree and conversed with the owner’s son. He told us about the new caldera superhighway from San Jose to Jaco. Later that night we went to the hot springs. The hot springs are filled with water heated by the volcano, as you get lower and lower the temperature gets lower and lower. The top pool feels like a hot tub, and the bottom feels like rain water. We sat in the springs for about an hour and a half. You really unwind in those springs, your skin feels refreshed and you release all your stress. Around nine o’clock we returned to Kokoro resort . Tomorrow morning we head out to Playa Jaco and Playa Hermosa!
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Day two July 30th 2010
This is the second part to first full day in Costa Rica. Just a little more detail about the zip lines. Sorry about not posting as often as I should, I am SO busy. I can’t wait to see you guys! Oh and followers, leave me a comment on the ASK ME ANYTHING button telling me where you are from and where your favorite place to go is. Tell your friends about Go Travel and check us out on Facebook!
Today I have decided to tell my days travels a little bit differently, today I will tell you my adventures via extremely dramatic story. So here’s my crack at it.
In ancient Costa Rican wives tales, when you are in the jungle steer clear of the leaf cutter ants, and especially, never ever ever ever ever, touch them.
Whenever he wakes up, I can see it in his eyes. My father is bedridden after a spoiled vacation to Costa Rica years and years back, we were zip-lining through the dense tropical rain forests of Arenal Volcano. Arenal‘s forests are known for their large quantities of leaf cutter ants. So my Father, as curious as he is, decided to see what it felt like to be cut by the ants. As his finger was moving in on the ants, the guide screams, “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!” It was too late, my father was on the ground convulsing. “We have to get him down from the tree!” I screamed. Manuel picked him up and attached him to the zip line, “it’s the only way!” we heard him say as he glided down the zip line with my father in tow. We hurried down the line after him. At the bottom I saw him being rushed into the ambulance. At the hospitable he was rushed into emergency surgery to remove the ants living inside him. 10 years later he still has them living inside of him. They continue to eat his insides to this day.
Wow that was even more dramatic than well soap operas. No my father was not bitten by leaf cutter ants but we did go zip lining. That was SO amazing you go on a series of zip lines across rivers and through the dense forest. You don’t see many animals but we saw two howler monkeys. MY FIRST Monkeys!! We met the Kings, a very nice family from Texas that wanted a shout out, so here it is! We had a traditional Costa Rican dinner with them and walked around Fortuna with them. It was a blast! I hope you’ll had a safe trip back home! I am having a blast, tomorrow we go to the hot springs and I teach my dad how to relax.
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Today was our first full day in Costa Rica. This country is on of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. we are staying at an amazing little resort called Kokoro. It has great views of the volcano from its open air lobby and awesome little cabina’s. Our cabina is at the very front of the resort closest to the volcano. As I write this I am sitting in the lobby listen to the rain poor. Rain in the forest sounds different than California rain. The forest goes silent and everything stops. The people of Costa Rica are one of the most hospitable in the world. They are very very nice and live by the slogan Pura Vida (pure life). In the afternoon it rains cooling down a bit from the sweltering humid temperatures. Dogs run around in the streets all over as there is no pound. So thats Costa Rica in a nutshell. Today my dad and I went Zip-Lining! You have to do this stuff at least once in your life. You start off by climbing up to the first platform. You then wait until the guide tells you to jump up the wire(thats really scary) and he hooks you in to the pulley, then he pushes you off and yells have fun!! The first zip-line is very low to the ground but you can’t tell because your going through a dense rain forest. You can see some of the video on my blog. There were 12 zip lines and I only got stuck on two of them. So what you have to do is turn around and pull yourself with your hands on the cable. It takes a while and is a lot of hard work but still very cool. After the last zip-line you ride a tractor back to the starting point and YOUR DONE!! We met some very nice Germans from Koln! We returned to our hotel for a swim which is so relaxing because all you can see is the volcano. For lunch we had some (drum roll please)….. RICE AND BEANS! Of course I order the one thing I can’t stand at home and FYI I don’t like it here either. I returned to the hotel and Skyped all of my fans! Remember to tell your friends about me! Oh make a Tumblr as well its super duper easy! Well until tomorrow,
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All time most hilarious sign at one on the morning right above. Terminal two was one hell hole last night, especially for me. So the night started off normal. We get in line at the taca check in counters wait ten minutes, get up to the desk. The lady checks my passport and my dad and I pull out my nifty letter from my mom allowing travel with my dad. The check in attendant reads it very closely, looks at me, looks at my father. Then says “you can’t get on this flight.” with no emotion to screwing both my dad and i at the same time. “so what can we do?” “well you can go to the Tom Bradley International terminal and get that letter notarized.” (screw you fuck off). By the way it’s midnight, NOTHINGS OPEN!!!!!!!!! can I not exaggerate that anymore?? So we walk the hellish three quarters of a mile to the terminal. Wait you guessed it!!! Yep everything was closed. So we went back to the checkin counter and pleaded. Maria was extremely nice and helped us out. So by 1:00 am we were in line at terminal 2 LAX. One small problem, EVERY single person going to Latin America’s flight left all at the same time…So in all security was a bitch. Yea, so from there we sat in front of our aircraft (Taca a230) and waited. Finally we were called to board at about 2:00 am. I don’t mean to be racist or stereotypical at all, but seriously Latin American people A, pack way to much shit, (like there moving) and B, they can’t board an Airplane. Seriously, we just got on the plane as quick as possible. The aircraft offered a very nice product, mood-lighting, nice leather seats, and a movie. I sat next to some people that were headed to Buenos Aries. After take off, I passed out. When I woke up we were served breakfast of pancakes and some syrup. It was just alright. From there I just listened to music and waited. I was exhausted and really all I could do was try to stay awake, which was hard. The pilot announced that we would be landing soon so I stowed my bag and prepared for landing. Costa Rica’s main airport (Juan Santamaria) is a single runway and quasi mess. We waked through customs and waited for the bus to take us to the rental car agency…. somthing happens„ But you will have to read the next post to hear what happens!!!
From Costa Rica