ATVs, surf, puestos del sol, vino, y amor :)
Mal Pais Travel Blog› entry 13 of 22 › view all entries
February 28th, 2009 – by: Lanafromhawaii
I ran into a couple of the San Jose ISA kids and we decided to walk over to Mal País to the only ATM within a 10 mile radius.
I headed straight to a surf shop and rented a board for the afternoon. JF, Mayumi, and I walked to one of the most beautiful waves I've ever seen. It was seriously three miles long with an endless amount of breaks, one outside and one inside. The waves were big and thick and super powerful so Mayumi and I headed to what we thought might have been a slightly smaller break down the beach a ways. I can honestly say I felt a little over my head but it was still a blast.
As the night progressed, Mayumi decided to be our chef and make a huge sushi dinner for all 13 or something of us. We bought all of the ingredients at the store along with beer, rum, and 5 bottles of white wine. Things definitely got rowdy in the outdoor hostel kitchen. Everyone was drinking, laughing, taking pictures, and just being ridiculous. The dinner was amazing, probably one of the best I've ever had.
After cleaning up, JF, Eric, Mayumi, Israel, Michelle, Pier, and I walked out to the beach and started collecting beach wood and palm fronds to make a bon fire. I can't think of a better way to end the night. Definite connections were made. How could something meaningful not come from a day like that? I think we all stumbled back to the hostel around 4am and had to wake up at 5:30 to catch the 6am bus back to San Jose :(. But it wasn't all bad. A bus to the port and then back on the ferry to Puntarenas and then back on the bus to San Jose. Dozing on JF's shoulder with his adorable jew fro. :) We said goodbye to the boys in the city, very much sad. But it wasn't over yet. We're not that easy to get rid of.
So, Michelle and I showed up at Hostel Pangea Monday night, their last night in Costa Rica. I think we drank three whole bottles of rum and vodka, sitting next to the pool. JF and I basically spent the entire evening learning everything about eachother. I guess I'll just have to take a trip up to Quebec now :)
I can't seem to find the words to describe how truly happy I am with my life here in Costa Rica. Everyday is an absolute blessing and I'm treasuring every person I meet, experience I have, and word of Spanish I speak or listen. How lucky my life is.
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