So Saturday was a great relaxing day and if I could have done it over, I would have stayed in Samara longer. The thing is- while I was relaxing and forgetting about life for a while, something bit me. Not like a little bug bite or a small child- like probably a monstrous spider that I somehow missed since I was watching the waves and skyping with my dad in his robe. All of a sudden I looked down and see this-
I have no idea how it got this bad before I noticed it but I spent most of the afternoon icing it and praying for the swelling to go down because if I had to end up in a Costa Rican hospital I would probably have killed myself at this point. It got worse before it got better but it did eventually get better, thank God.
Sunday morning we drove to a new spot- Mal Pais. This trip SUCKED! The worst roads we encountered the whole time, by far. Nothing to look at, except the whites of my knuckles as I clenched the steering wheel and swore. I can’t remember why I took this photo but I’d sure love to pretend I know what she was saying. “My friend is crazy, we’ve been driving on horrible dirt roads for hours, we’ve been robbed, her foot is now a size 14 and we are lost.”
Here is another one of my favorite photos from the trip. I LOVED the bright colors everywhere we went. It made every image in my camera and through my eyes, pop!
We arrived in the town we were going to and picked up Holly’s sister, Cati. All we knew was that she was at a bakery. Well, in this very small town it didn’t take us long to find the white girl with a backpack and a surfboard. Here is a photo of a sign in the hostel we stayed at. It’s like they were talking right at me. (sorry mom, I promise to call more when I get home!)
Once we arrived there I needed some MB time to cool off and destress from the drive. I ended up taking a nap in a hammock next to a strange dog. When I woke up, Holly, Cati and I went to an amazing place for dinner where we had food fresh off the fire and at least 2 bottles of wine (that I remember). I was looking forward to more discovering the next day.
Also- this. Interpret as you feel appropriate.
I wish I had heard this song before I went on the trip, it was so fitting for that day.