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Hil and Heidi’s Travel Diary

Saturday, 20 Oct 2007

Location: Costa Rica

MapViva Costa Rica!! Last night we spent our last night in Guatemala in Antigua. We immediately loved it, ate great food but saw more gringos in the first 10 minutes than we saw the entire time up in Xela. There definitely is a tradeoff when gringos move in and start buying up all the restaurants, shops and hotels. Needless to say, it was nice and would recommend it to anyone traveling through the area. The old churches, etc. were beautiful.
Costa Rica is wet. We are staying at a Hostel in San Jose for the night before heading onward. We were planning on heading West to the Pacific coast but word of mouth is that it is super wet and not that much fun. So plans have changed and we are going to head Southeast to the Caribbean side to try our luck there. I guess they are in their dry season...weird. I hear we will be hanging with the rastas and getting back in touch with some reggae. But the beaches sound nice..we are just pumped to hit the water. At this point, any water is very welcome.
In the past 24 hours I don´t know how many times the two of us have looked at each other and gotten big smiles because our second and adventuring part of the trip is finally beginning. We also will be trying to get the camera out more...the rain has been kind of stopping any action in that category.
And I am especially antsy to get active in the ocean, in kayaks, etc. because I have just finished, probably, the most inactive month ever. My body is ready to go.
Cheers and enjoy that October weather.