We rode a bus for too long to get here. The bus goes west to go east in Costa Rica. We arrived at 3:30 AM. Then we realized it was now 4:30 AM because the time changed. Jill slept in a food court until the security guard roused her. We found our way to the other airport by city bus and then a taxi to our hostel.… Read the rest
We tried to get the camera fixed yesterday. When we picked it up this morning all we got was a diagnosis. It needs a new circuit board somewhere. We’re getting good at riding the train though. In a couple hours we get to get on a bus for 18 hours and end up in Panama City. San Jose is a wonderful city and we will be back for a bit in a couple months.
Panama apparently wants to know we aren’t bums.… Read the rest
Today is Ben’s birthday. Jill wanted to do something special. We went for a walk to a couple of parks, and the National Library of Costa Rica. We stumbled upon a tiny café with delicious sandwiches. It also had a parakeet that wouldn’t stop singing a dog that laid down under my chair and happy people stepping in and out. We took the train to a mall and wandered around there for a while.… Read the rest
We arrived in San Jose yesterday afternoon. The bus from Granada was fine but long. We walked to our hotel and settled in. We went to an Argentine steak house for supper. It was delicious. After sleeping through the night both of us are ticking away at the computers. We have a beautiful view from our balcony. There are also pigeons that like to use it.… Read the rest
So here we are in Granda. It took 18 hours to get here and 2 border crossings. The Ticabus ride was run of the mill. I watched The Dark Knight Rises with English subtitles and Pirates of the Caribbean without. Jill slept the whole way. We arrived in Managua, hopped in a taxi, got on another bus, and finally another taxi.… Read the rest
Today I swam for a few hours this a morning and tried to surf this afternoon. The swimming was delightful. The surfing didn’t work out as well and I got a little burnt. Now Jill is working on a website and we are waiting to hear back from our host in Granada, Nicaragua. Tomorrow is our travel day to there. We leave here around 4 AM.… Read the rest
At 4 AM we bid a sleepy farewell to Antigua from the back seat of a tourist shuttle. We were squeezed out of our human can at the ticabus terminal in Guatemala City. Waiting on the bus Jill and I watched a young man playing with the radio and setting switches. I asked Jill if she thought that was our driver.… Read the rest
Today is our last in Antigua for a time. Of course the day is gorgeous. The sky is brilliant blue. The volcanoes are clear of clouds. So, I’m watching Fuego puff it’s puffs. Agua sits to the south stretching upwards like the earth slowly trying to invade heaven.
Soon we will go find bus tickets for our journey south. We leave Guatemala behind, something seen, something done, future fodder for small talk with strangers.… Read the rest
I went and caught a cold. I haven’t been doing a lot other than drinking a lot of water. We ate at a French Crepe restaurant that Jill fell in love with. I guess that was Valentine’s Day and the day before. Today we dropped off a load of laundry and went for a walk. We’ve been trying to figure out a route for our travels and the plan keeps evolving.… Read the rest
We got up early this morning and headed out to find the address of Safe Passage in Antigua. We walked to the right street and started walking north because the numbers got smaller in that direction and we were looking for number 4. We found door number 5 then a blank door and then number 3D. The blank door was a garage door that didn’t look inviting.… Read the rest