“¡Mire mamá, no manos!”- dijo el piloto.
el piloto estuvo demasiado tranquilo
la cabina me quedé con Veinticinco, el perrito
marañón salvaje. ¿sabes cuál semilla cultiva?
Isla de Caño. Nadie vive allí, WOAH 🙂
¿un abrazo o una lucha?
Me di alegría estar en un avión pequeño de nueva 😀
Yup, I went on another trip, quite possibly my last one in Costa Rica. I had a week off of school because of Semana Santa, so I did a solo trip to la Península de Osa for a few days. I wanted to test out a solo trip in a foreign country to see how I would fair off and practice for future explorations, and I had a lot of fun doing it!
The freedom of being solo after traveling with a group ranging from the sizes of 4-17 people gave me a lot of freedom. Another great advantage of traveling alone is that you are not really alone, there are so many travelers, of all different fashions, to hang out with. To top it all off, I was in a place that National Geographic describes as “the most biologically intense place on earth”.
I tried to do as much as a could while in la Península de Osa. I saw the following on my first hike of 5 hours: jaguarundi (at first, I thought it was a baby jaguar that ran across the trail 50 feet in front of me), scarlet macaws, no people, cashew trees, white-faced capuchin that made me think I was the first white person they had ever seen, mango trees, and a river that fed into the Pacific Ocean. The next day I went to Isla de Caño where no one lives. I took an hour long boat ride in a dingy that was hardly seaworthy with its, unfortunately polluting, 4-stroke engine. I went snorkeling for several hours here. I swam over and with a turtle, an eel, a baby shark, schools of thousands of fish that formed walls in the ocean. The corral was far better in Panama because of its patterns and colors that were so hard to grasp, but Costa Rica had far bigger and better fish. I continued my hiking each day. I made hikes to a waterfall, with my new friends from the Netherlands, Germany, and Switzerland to watch the sunset over the confluence of the river and the sea, and along the beach with a coupe of friends from Florida. One of my friends from Florida visited Flagstaff for a couple of weeks on her road trip throughout the states a month ago. I really found it incredible that I met her in Costa Rica and had some insightful discussion about Flagstaff and her Buddhist Lama friend that kicked her to the curb in the middle of their roadtrip. This in turn lead her to her own road trip. I tried fig ice cream, surprisingly appetizing. I read Life of Pi and Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. The latter of the two the hostess at my cabina had a paper copy of which I was really excited about because I was priorly reading it on my phone. I also attempted to add some Australian phrases from the hostess to my repertoire.
I am very thankful that my study abroad experience has given me the tools to travel and the practice with these tools. I look forward to future explorations.