Sitting, waiting, wishing......
Trip Start Jan 30, 2007
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I think we have all been in a bit of a rut lately....Me waiting for Joel to finally be here, Maia waiting for Donovan, her boy, to finally be here and Jenna is in that wierd limbo period right before she heads back home on the 9th after 10 months abroad. We left Manuel Antonio gladly, on Wednesday and took an ecrutiatingly long bus ride to Dominical which we had heard great things about. It took 4 hrs to get to Dominical and for the record it is only 44km south of Manuel Antonio. Im not even lying!!! And the guide book aid it was a partially paved road, what a joke! It was partially paved as in drove for 2 mins maybe on a paved road. I know I have said I have driven on some bad roads previous to this but this has topped it! 3 hours of non stop vibrating and bumping all over the place! It became the new way of greeting fellow travelers - How bout that road into Dominical!
However, Dominical kinda sucked, for lack of a better word, and our hostel was awful. The town itself was alright, but a little touristed, not anything like MA but still enough for the restaurants and accomodations to be overpriced. Our hostel was 10$ a night, which is standard for Costa Rican dorms but it was horrible! We had 2 of the worst sleeps ever, the beds were uncomfortable, the shower looked like it might electricute you and the overhead fan made a noise impossible to sleep through and also made us a little nervous it might fly off at anytime. Dirty does not even begin to describe to kitchen and living area and there were bugs everywhere, and crabs, sometimes squished ones, and 6 cats, who ate out of everyones dirty dishes. We were right on the beach, and I know we are going to sound spoiled but we have seen so many great stunning beaches that this one was less than unimpressive. The water was dirty and mucky and the beach was covered in random debri. We were ready to leave right away but Vince, one of the aussie boys we had been hanging with in MA, showed up where we were. The town had two redeaming qualities, one being its great food, and the other being a cuter than cute coffee shop that offered free internet with purchase! Lovely! the only problem was it was also suseptable to frequent power outages so internet wasnt always available.
After two nights in the lovely Dominical we decided we would head to Uvita, described in the LP as, what costa rican beach towns may have looked like before the tourist boom began. It was cute and small and had a few restaurants, a few places to stay and that was about it. There was a beach which was attatched to a national park and had a steep fee of 6$ to enter. Our lovely hostel owner told us a way to sneak in, which we gladly did. The beach was very nice and we enjoyed it for a late morning until the rain began to fall which has been happening alot lately. Rainy season has started early this year. I have also been eaten alive by what I think are sand flies, actual ones this time. I look like I have non red chicken pocks or hives or some sort of skin condition I have so many. Seriously when people see me, they give a sort of frightened, run for your life look! I am beyond itchy and seriously uncomfortable no matter how much itch lotion I put on. Michelle, I know you can relate to me!!!
It just feels like we are stuck here waiting and counting down the minutes until our loved ones arrive that everything just feels at a standstill. Under normal circumstances we would have left right away and found somewhere else we enjoyed more but we were headed to San Jose on Sunday, so felt we had to stay in a general area for easy access to the city
8 hours and one broken down bus later we have arrived at the fabulous hostel Pangea. It rocks!!! I dont know if Joel will even want to leave this place. It has everything you could ever want, a bar, restaurant, free internet, a pool, a killer view of San Jose and very comfortable beds!!
I have to say I am feeling very over Costa Rica and am anious (I know that word is supposed to have another letter that comes between w and y but the keyboard wont let me type it all of a sudden) to get a move on to bigger and better things.
Net entry from me Joel will be here, he gets in tonight!! So ecited!!! (again, no letter between w and y....)