n. infantile pattern of suckle-swallow movement in which the tongue is placed between incisor teeth or between alveolar ridges during initial stage of swallowing (if persistent can lead to various dental abnormalities) v. [content removed due to Bush campaign to clean up the internet] n. act of nyah-nyah v. pursuing with relentless abandon the need to masticate and thrust the world into every bodily incarnation in order to transform it, via the act of salivation, into nutritive agency

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

back from the wilderness, but no internet

So I am at an Internet Cafe for a few... it´s probably a good thing since I only have today and tomorrow left before I leave Costa Rica to come home, so probably I should be out and about enjoying the heat, which is finally intense... summer arrived here while I was in Corcovado Park.

I have a lot to say about Corcovado... I ended up flying in, and flying out as well. If my pack had been lighter, I am pretty sure I could have done the hike, but actually I was pretty damned sore from the day hikes I did: each day tackling a new one, and by the end, I did all the day hikes around the station: Rio Claro, Along the Beach (several times), Naranja (several times), Sirena (several times), Part of the Patos trail, Espaveles, Ollas, Rio Claro again, and finally Guancoste. Most of the animals I saw on the first couple of days, but the forest and trees were always amazing, and I swam in a cool pool in the Rio Claro, and sat on palm trees drinking coconut juice, and climbed up to where I could see the coast sprawled out in front of me...

And am fairly happy with myself desite the lazy flying in and out. All yesterday I read a trashy book in the heat and lazily watched the white-faced cappuchin jump around in the mangroves (for my last three nights, I booked a mid-range hotel, which is pure shee-shee after the hostel dorms and camping awning I´ve been staying at). Today my plan is to rent a bicycle and go down to the Playa Preciosa again and go bobbing about in the surf. First a few chores though.

Oh, and I got stood up last night! I was walking down the street yesterday, and ran into a guide I had spoken with several times. Just as I was walking away, he asked me out to dinner and he was clearly asking me out on a date. I asked if we might postpone it until today because I had plans to do absolutely nothing last night, but he said ¨pleaaaaase,¨ and so I agreed and changed my plans (didn´t drink the beers I was planning on drinking in the afternoon). But then he didn´t show. Irritated that I had changed plans for no reason, I went down to the bar to say hey to Kenny and there was this guide, drinking with a couple of girls! He didn´t see me, and I didn´t punch him. Heh. Instead I went home, drank my beers quietly in front of a lit Christmas tree, and finished my lazy sprawl. What a strange world!

I have to say, I feel pretty good today. And I´m off...
Hi Bez. I finally got to catch up on your blog. I thought you said you wouldn't be blogging, but I decided to take a peek anyway... and indeed you have been! Ya!
It sounds like your trip has been quite spectacular overall, and I am sure there are even more details and stories you have not written about yet. I hope to hear some and to catch up with you soon.
Have a safe flight home and talk to you soon. Happy New Year!!
Hugs, La
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