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An early rise at 05:50. We have a long journey ahead of us and it starts by driving for 5 hours to San José airport. We reach the renting company at the airport without much trouble. In about 5 hours we’re there. First we had to drive the very bad road from Tamarindo to Liberia, then the ‘highway’ to San José. The first 30 kilometers the road had holes of one meter by one and almost one meter deep. In San Ramon we’re very lucky, this time there are no traffic jams. The works in progress have been finished and traffic is OK now. The Adobe office is found quite easily as well. We pay with MasterCard the last costs, insurance, a little bit of gasoline and then they take us to the airport itself. At the airport we pay 52$ taxes for us staying in the country and fill out again the necessary customs documents for the US. What a bunch of papers to fill out, and this only for transfer purposes. But then again, you can’t blame them after what happened September 11th. We leave for Orlando right on schedule (14:50) and land there at 19:00. At 21:00 we can leave again for The Netherlands. The return flight will only take 8 hours and not the 10, when we came here. Timo is lucky he can sleep for about three hours; Eef does not sleep for a minute. At 11:11 we land at Schiphol airport, it is now Tuesday December 20th. We only have to wait for the luggage and then we can take the train to Mechelen. Roel calls to check where we are and also Maurits does. He will come and pick us up the Mechelen train station. At 12:40 we take the train and arrive in Mechelen at 15:00. We can’t sleep, but are able to take a bit of rest on the train. Maurits picks us up and then a beautiful trip ends.