Costa Rica

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    • Day 2

      San José

      April 5, 2022 in Costa Rica ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

      My flight was from Cartagena with one stop in Bogota to San José, the capital of Costa Rica.
      They stop over I. Bogota was only 1.5 hours and I even had to take my luggage and check in again.

      On the check in everything went smoothly, I had already filled up the migration Formular and booked a flight out of Costa Rica because that proof was necessary to get into the country.
      I got a sticker with "papers checked" onto my Boardcard and thought to myself that this was too easy.
      When I entered the gatehall there was a huge line only for Migration controll right before the security check. Damn i had one hour left....
      The line went on kinda quickly when I after 20min came to the counter, where the woman asked me where my stamps where. I replied that I don't know why they didn't gave me one at the official land frontier in Ipiales.
      She took my passport and went to her boss 😥
      He asked me the same thing again and replied with german accent the same: "No lo sé! No lo sé!"

      30min left.

      They told me to make a copy of my passport and boarding cart and go to the migration office wich was right next to the check. I did that, told the same story again to another woman, when she gave me a paper with wich I ran to the security. They let me pass, so I jumped the queue at security check and ran, flip flopping, to catch the flight.

      They were just letting the last passengers in! I did it! 🥳

      The sun was setting and we lifted off the beautiful country of Colombia. Loved it and will hopefully come back one day!

      Arriving at San José I managed to sneak into a shuttle service of Selina Hostel where I stayed the night. Didn't pay anything in the end but the bus also stopped a kilometer before the hostel because he ran out of gas.

      Checking into the always nice Selina Hostel, I sat down for food and watched the people singing karaoke, when the waitress asked me if I also wanted to sing. I thought about the song I heared several times in the plain because only little music of my Spotify likes were downloaded.
      So I confirmed and performed my number one good mood song: JANET JACKSON - TOGETHER AGAIN 🥳
      Please listen to it!

      I did some bedtime yoga on the roof with a girl from Frankfurt before I went to sleep. Germans everywhere...

      In the next morning I joined the free walking tour to the central market wich was nice. I live those market tours because you see all the specialities and peculiarities a country has to offer.

      Costa Rica is economically the most developed country so far and everything is quite expensive. It is the first country wich abolished the military and put all the budget into education and health. Very smart.

      On the way back from the market I managed to get new shoes! Woohoo! Some sweet vans with better walking profile.

      It was noon when I checked out and went to the Bus Terminal to get onto my bus to Bagaces where I would start my one week (or more) voluntary at a Ecovillage they build up from scratch. I will work around 5 hours a day, 5 days a week and get free accommodation and also food I guess. Very good for my wallet and also a big experience.

      4 hours behind, it's 19:56 and one more hour to go.
      We have now 8 hours time difference.
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    • Day 162

      Llanos de Cortes Wasserfall

      February 24, 2020 in Costa Rica ⋅ 🌙 31 °C

      Bei einem Eintrittspreis von fast 7 Franken pro Person für einen Wasserfall, den man sich mit einer Meute anderer Touristen anschaut, hätten ich und Mathias schnell einmal die Flucht ergriffen. Da wir aber momentan mit meiner Schwester unterwegs sind, zahlen wir das Geld.
      Immerhin sind die meisten anderen wasserscheu, so dass wir wenigstens den natürlichen Pool kurz für uns haben😀.
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