Category: Costa Rica – 2010

A month away

It’s a month away and I am anxious. I don’t know what to bring, I don’t know who’s going, I don’t know much. What I do know is it’s going to be a great time. Why didn’t I travel when I was younger? Hind sight is always 20/20. I will blog again in this trip, […]

10, 9, 8…

10 days to go, and I can’t stop thinking about it. I check the weather daily, I can’t wait. I’m so excited to be a tourist again. “got the travel bug now?” people ask. Hell yeah I do! Crystal clear blue water, white sand beaches, rolling surf… Sign me up! Board shorts, check. Sun screen, […]

18 degrees and sunny.

Damn it’s cold. So cold I can see my breath. I check the weather, 6 degrees currently, with a high of 6, and a low of 2. Hmmm. I check the weather again, ooops. I was on the wrong page. I was checking Vancouvers weather report, silly me. San Jose (Costa Rica) shows 18 degrees […]

US Border Services

530am we check in. That was smooth. 10 guys, 22 checked bags, and tons of excitement. 1 X-ray machine, 2 shoes in the tote, 3minute wait. Through security we all go, no delays. It’s almost 6am, with 1 gate to go. ‘What is the nature of your visit to the United States?’ the USBS agent […]

Bringing lacrosse to Costa Rica!

Today was our first full day in San Jose. It started off with a breakfast at Denny’s (obviously), which turns out to be the most expensive restaurant in all of Costa Rica (huh?), then we packed our lacrosse bags and headed to the ‘pitch’. The location of the field is rather difficult to explain as […]

Makin the most of the Caribbean coast

The last 3 days have been filled with some incredible adventures. Jungle hikes, Costa Rican cooking classes, surfing in the Caribbean and much more. We arrived at the Shawanda Lodge just outside of Puerto Viejo early Sunday afternoon. Unpacked our bags, grabbed the boogie boards and headed for the beach. The surf was a constant, […]

The adventures of Arenal

The long, narrow, winding road to Arenal turned to a steep, gravel road with more pot holes then anything else. The 7km ‘driveway’ in a tour van with 5 guys and loaded full of gear is not the most enjoyable ride. We showed up after dark, and were unable to see the volcano we came […]