Monday, October 15, 2012

Exiting customs in Nicaragua and entering Costa Rica was once again fairly easy in Central America terms, but you just shake your head at how inefficient the system and logistics are. To enter Costa Rica it took me about an hour and a half to be processed mainly due to all the running around they make you do. 

And because of this inefficiency you understand why you come across 3km of semi trucks lined up at the border waiting to be processed. If you order anything from Central America do not expect it anytime soon.

Fred catching some rays by the pool
Well after leaving San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua I did not have to travel far in Costa Rica to find another great place to chill for awhile. I have now landed in the town of Tamarindo where I found a great hostel called La botella de Leche (The bottle of milk).

United Nation Meeting
As mentioned in the past the best thing about staying in a hostile is the diverse crowd you meet. The best hostels have common areas where guests can interact and talk. The above picture was taken Friday night prior to the group heading out for a night out on the town. At this table alone we had the countries of Switzerland, Germany, Israel, Canada, USA, France and Costa Rica represented.

Even though all spoke English, it is great fun to sit back and listen while three or more foreign languages are being spoken at the same time.

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