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Costa Rica Day 10 Leaving On A Jet Plane

Posted by evankessler on June 24, 2005

San Jose, Costa Rica 8:56 am

Just thought I’d kill some time before my airport shuttle comes in an hour and a half. Yesterday was not the most eventful day in the world as it consisted mostly of the near 6 hour bus ride from Tamarindo to San Jose. Before that, I had some lunch in Tamarindo at the Coral Reef, a cheap and tiny restaurant that served mostly Casados. I think I had my best meal of the entire trip there. I went with Joe and Rosalie, whom I had met in Monteverde, and had the chicken casado and a jugo de pina. In total it ran less that $4.


Delicious Casados



Joe and Rosalie

My bus came and picked me up at the hostel and from that moment on I was on the road. While on the bus I talked to a Russian guy from Philly who was on his way to Jaco. He told me he was moving to the Bronx to work at Montefiore Hospital. The conversation lasted a half hour or so before I decided it was time to take a nap. We made a stop-over at a Soda (the same thing as a cafe) so our drivers could eat and so that the people transferring could transfer.

Waiting for my ride at Botella de Leche

When we got back on the bus headed towards San Jose there were some new people seated in front of me. One of whom was a beautiful 26-year-old girl named Kelly from Las Vegas who was traveling with her family. I talked with them most of the trip eschewing my Ipod for human contact, which tends to be a big step for me.

Apparently, Kelly was heading back to school in the fall to get a masters in Psychology. Her ultimate goal was to work with Sex offenders and serial killers. Different strokes for different folks, that’s what I say, but she was definitely interesting and fun to talk to.

Anyway, it was fun while it lasted, but I’ve come to a realization; I don’t think you can call it traveling if you’re only going for 10 days. I met people on the road who were going from country to country over a span of months. That’s traveling. I was on vacation. Anyway, I’m back in New York tonight around midnight hopefully.

Tomorrow, The New Pornographers are playing at Celebrate Brooklyn. Unemployment kicks ass.


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