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Costa Rican vacation summary. by JohnnyG on 2003-02-11 23:23:49
I'm Back. I do not want to be back and would love to move to Central America permanently as quickly as possible.I must make enough money to buy a parcel of land offered for sale by a wonderful ex-communist Nicaraguan named Philipe. I must also configure a satellite port that is reliable enough to allow me to work my trade. Not really too big an issue but needs thoughtful contemplation nonetheless. I enjoyed the friendship, sun, rain, wind, ocean and herbs of Costa Rica to such a degree that I really am speechless. Maybe just plain wordless in this instance. Words represent meaning and the full meaning of what I have to describe about my experience will not ever be adequately supplied by mere words. Yes, I'm sure of it. That does not help you understand my trip however and so I will write one paragraph more. I travelled 85 miles NNw of San Jose to the Peninsula De Nicoya. I was surrounded by lush jungle and rain forest and bunked not far from the beach. My friends from Houston, Austin and San Antonio ( E. B., a Cuban, was the interpreter and guide from Houston but spends half the year in CR) were spoiled by the natives. Unique concentrated alcohol drinks were poured day&night, Marijuana cultivated nearby was smoked, a satellite tv provided the superbowl, gameshow network (of all the channels provided we watched match game & family feud more than anything else) and the locals would entertain with music and dance. We surfed and I learned the techniques which made me an amateur surfer after one week's time. I slept in a hammock mostly and napped at random times of the day. I......am really sorry to be back. Shit this sucks writing about. I'm going back damnit. Soon hopefully. Anyway, You'll be glad to know the cost of living ain't to bad if you want to travel there.
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|Re: Costa Rican vacation summary. by Kid on 2003-02-12 08:06:43 | Reply to this|
Souds amazing - I thought it was just a bit of jungle and coffee plantations. You sound like you really enjoyed it, but that only goes further in my quest to make people realise that Central America (I say probably...I've never been, but I've seen things that come from there - that's only partly sarcastic. You decide) probably rules.
If you do go back, I want coffee.
|Re: Costa Rican vacation summary. by JohnnyG on 2003-02-12 22:59:43 | Reply to this|
|One of the things discussed in CR was the influence of British rock&roll on American. When I come home from work I, unlike most Americans, turn on my stereo hifi system, instead of the tube, and fucking rock out. In Costa I brought a jam box, a self contained musical output system unlike any the natives had ever seen. The music ranged from The Kinks, Beatles, Lynard Skynard, Van Halen and The Doors to Emminem, Chemical Bros. Prodigy and NWA. Quite the spectrum of compression waves to be hitting the eardrum. Anyway, I stated "The Brits had as much impact on our music as the other way round" to which I was jeered with "Our Delta blues made the difference in the UK" and "Without Elvis inspiring those fucks we wouldn't have heard shit out o' those MFs". "Your a bunch of stupid drunks" is what I yelled, followed by expletive after fucking expletive from the troop. "It was a mutually beneficial exercise of vocals and instruments recorded for the ears of all humanity" was my eventual summation. "Whatever" seemed to be these deep-thinkers reply. Anyway, I had a great time in CR. I visited a Starbucks today. They don't have Starbucks in CR. I love the sugary espresso drinks on the menu. They give me a hyperactivity buzz that's quite enjoyable. I'm thinking this may be reason enough not to pull up stakes and move to CR. I'll just vacation for as long as I deem feasible.|
|Re: Costa Rican vacation summary. by Wash! on 2003-02-13 07:53:36 | Reply to this|
The hit (ok, flop) movie "Eight Legged Freaks" is on TV this week here in France. But, as they do, they have changed the title to a french name...
Live on your screens tonight, folks: "Arac Attack!"
A 2003 sequel to Honey, I blew up the Afghans starring Blair and Hussain (South Park The Movie) supporting lead role, G. Bush (Oscar nominated best nuke-comer 2002).
|Re: Costa Rican vacation summary. by tommie on 2003-02-14 09:16:07 | Reply to this|
Whoo! I hope you didn't have any bot fly enounters! I'm sure you at least heard about them, didn't you? Check
. Be sure to check the second link, and it's pics. It's... well...