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Here I go again...

So my friend from Cali, Stephanie, meet me Thursday evening and we returned back to Atenas, the town I have been studying. Its cool cause she really has no plan just wants to travel like me so she is down for doing all the things I have been wanting to do on my trek down to Chile. We spent a few nights in Atenas with a Tico friend and I took her to my fav. waterfall, Las Minas, on Rio La Union. Its beautiful there awww jumping off rocks my fav pastime. We headed to Tamarindo after which is the 2nd time I have been there. The first was for spring break with Polly and Morgan which was mellow and not too crazy although I could tell it was getting built up. This time I went I felt like I was in Hungtington Beach. They have two chains from there that are in Tamarindo now, Sharkies and Tsunamis. The only good thing about touristy towns like that are that they offer ladies free drinks. We couchsurfed at some guys pad who had two roomates, they were all from New York, Shane, Henry, and Brendon. They were all very cool guys that were just taking the year off to chill out. We then were headed down to hike the highest peak in Costa Rica, supposedly 2nd highest in Central America, at 12,533 ft can reach 16 deg. far. We hiked 14km up to Crestones base camp which is 3333 meters and 8123ft up, and took me 6 hours. It was challenging esp. at 7km and the 13km. Right now Im at the base camp which has fast internet but no warm water...which is poopy. Tommorow morning we head at 3am to hike to the top and then return back to the hostel at the bottom of the mountain in San Gerardo de Rivas. I have never done something like this so its nice to challange myself. We are undecided what to do next, where to spend Christmas, but hopefully somewhere where Im surrounded by a bunch of peeps so I dont get sad missing the first chirstmas without my family, esp. now that we have a baby who believes in santa...cant wait to lie to her for 6 years of her life. (Im not bitter:)) Untill then...

Posted by touché 15:10 Archived in Costa Rica

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