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Published: September 17th 2010
Thursday September 16th:
After a lousy night’s sleep (the rest of the group decided to go swim last night and I said no way José, I need my sleep yet I was awoken during their 4 am return) I had class at 8 and spent my break running into town to get my shuttle to Monteverde straightened out. Thanks to Michelle at CR Paradise for having it all ready for me when I got there! After break was language practice which consisted of conversing with my professor Marietta about how she spent her day off, and the gossip of her and her friends. Apparently one of her friends is in the middle of a love triangle of sorts and has two boyfriends, one for the day and one at night, whom she lives with and who pays her bills. According to Marietta, Costa Ricans have fidelity issues. Both men and women, however women are smarter about it, whereas men don’t try to hide it. Marietta has her own situation going on too which made for some more interesting conversation but I will withhold the details. After that engrossing opening conversation it was time for Spanish scrabble. It would have been
a close game except for Marietta’s scrabble and the 50 bonus points she got for it. Being a foreigner I feel like Kyle and I should have been given some sort of handicap but no, nothing.
After scrabble it was time to get ready for my sunset cruise. I had an hour to grab a quick bite and prepare for 5 hours on a catamaran. I managed to finally give my camera some use and got some cool photos of mating sea turtles and scenic Costa Rican coastline. The newest German student, Pilar, and myself were the only two people from our school who went. We were on the boat with about 15 tattooed guys who are in town for a wedding. It was the “guys” boat as all of their girls were aboard another vessel. Poor Pilar. Most of them hailed from the San Jose (California) area and they were very nice. They warned us about unruly behavior but after the crusie was over Pilar and I decided that they were not very rowdy. A few of them had been partying too hard the night before and began throwing up before we even made it out of the
bay. It must have been a miserable 5 hours for those few individuals. A few others got seasick (alcohol played no factor) and many of them got a little loud and wobbly by the end. The groom is a tattoo artist so that explained the massive amounts of ink present.
After the cruise I took a nice shower and then went to find the rest of my friends who were eating dinner at an Italian restaurant. The pizza was good, not great, and the wine was sub-par, but hey we are in Costa Rica. We came back to the school and played some gnip-gnop before the majority of the group headed out for some more partying and swimming. 3 of us stayed behind and it has been nice to get some skypeing in as well as getting pictures on the computer and doing my homework (I am in school here remember!). I can’t wait for a good night’s sleep!
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