What I learned living in Costa Rica

In Costa Rica, Destinations, Nomad Life, Puerto Viejo by VirginieLeave a Comment

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We’ve been here for almost a week now and here are the things we learned about living in paradise 🙂 No sleeves and no pants. T-shirts are still too hot, we have to wear tank tops or muscle shirts to survive the day. Pants are also a big no no, except if you want to faint in the heat. Shorts only. NEVER ever leave food outside. Even if it’s in a bag. NEVER! Because you’re gonna get a new friend that you might not like… (Ex: When a monkey wakes you up at 3 am because it’s breaking one of …

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Perfect Beach

In Puerto Viejo by VirginieLeave a Comment

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A 5 minute walk takes us to the beach. There’s nobody there, except for a few surfers that are 500m away. We really don’t have to worry about them. Though we haven’t seen the sun yet, the water is warm! Chris and I have a lot of fun in the waves, doing some body surfing to the shore. We haven’t died yet in the waves, so that’s great! On the part of the beach where we are, the sand is PERFECT! There’s absolutely no shells or rocks, it’s just fine sand. We went for a walk and a little bit …

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Pura Vida!

In Puerto Viejo, San José by VirginieLeave a Comment

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We’re finally in Puerto Viejo! We took the bus this morning (a 4 hour drive) to Puerto Viejo. I was a bit relieved to leave San José… I have to say, the city wasn’t my favorite part of Costa Rica! Too loud, with lots of people and it stunk. (The part we were in wasn’t the greatest… Maybe somewhere else is way better! “I also have a very strong sense of smell and it’s a miracle my own farts don’t kill me.” -Chris) On the bus, we saw a loooooot of green. There were also some cows on the way, …

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San José, here we are

In San José by VirginieLeave a Comment

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The plane landed and all we could see was green. The grass was green, the trees were green, everything was green! A big change from Québec… After getting out of the plane, I thought it would be easy. Step 1, find a taxi. Step 2, get to the hotel. Well, I expected the taxis to be in a straight line and we’d get in the first one. WRONG ANSWER! We felt like George Clooney coming out of that airport, everybody wanting us to take THEIR taxi over everybody else. Kind of overwhelming as a first experience of Costa Rica. Then …

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Ipads everywhere!

In Toronto by VirginieLeave a Comment

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So we’re in Toronto right now, with some time to kill. We can’t get any wifi in the E terminal because of the invasion of the Ipads (there’s at least 500 of them everywhere) We can’t really do anything on them, so time to use our laptops! I was a bit tired, but taking a nap on those chairs is REALLY HARD. Chris seems to be fine, the only thing he wants before we leave is A&W. Probably not gonna happen, haven’t seen one in our terminal! Maybe in 3 months then?… 🙂  

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