It is just as expensive in rent to live here as it is to rent a place in Canada.
It is all about deciding what you want to see and where you want to be.
In many ways, I abused myself on this trip, but I also found a way to overcome my hardships and learn from them.
Some of my biggest highlights were to lay in the warm river and drink beers with Janis, and also to take a boat from Sierpe to Drake Bay.
A truly remote place that reeks of beauty and enchantment, I will be back again to visit this place when I am not loaded down with my computers.
Needless to say, it has been very tough to travel "freely" with two computers and a bunch of books stuffed in your backpack, but I did the best I could to manage everything.
There were a few hiccups, including my lost phone, which came as a result of drinking too much water.
So ya, I will miss costa rica.
Some other highlights were the WSL Surf Contest in Jaco, where I got to try to recover from nights of debauchery including ditch climbing, and flood walking, where I cut my foot in the street, as well as a fever I picked up from kissing a girl.
In palmar norte, I was served tongue on the plate of the day, which they said was beef tongue but pretty sure it was goat or human. LMAO!!! Needless to say, I avoided eating the tongue.
Did a bunch of ditch work at hotel mahogine, and met some cool people there while in Drake Bay.
Other highlights include Jaco, seeing it for the first time, and experiencing a surf contest, picking some "tea tree flower muchrooms" and seeing some new frog species, macaws, and toucans.
Again, I will explore costa rica when I have a bigger budget, as it has been a very tough year.
Looking forward to my next Mexico destination, then Vegas, then home.
Should be interesting to see how it all piles up. 🙂