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San Jose Travel Blog› entry 13 of 23 › view all entries
On route to Puerto Viejo, I had to go back to San Jose (pretty much where you have to go to get anywhere.) I hadn't spent any time in SJ yet so I decided to stay a couple nights. I got to Pangea late that night, met some guys from Finland at the hostel, they invited me out with them, I wasn't really in the mood so I decided not to. Then 10 minutes later I changed my mind, I didn't want to just sit around myself I knew I'd get depressed! haha so I went out with them and had a great time! The next afternoon I was sitting in my room and experienced my first earthquake! On 1/8 around 1 pm all of a sudden everything started shaking like crazy, it was so weird I didn't know what to do ! My instinct was just to stand up and grab the bed, which probably wasn't what I was supposed to do, it went on for about 10 seconds or so, and I got such an adreniline rush !! It was nuts! It was about a 6.2 on the richter scale, there was alot of damage in CR. Inside of Volcano Poas, two young girls died that were selling candy to tourists :( Very sad. The next day I took off for Puerto Viejo.