After watching the clock tick slowly towards my departure date over the last few weeks, it's finally here. My flights were on time and were unusually pleasant (thanks, Alaska Air, for the upgrade!), and the customs line in CR relatively short. I was worried that they might have questions about me having no documented departure plan from the country (b/c I'm flying back from Bolivia), but the agent looked tired and apparently didn't view me as much of a threat. Upon determining where I was staying for the evening, he produced the coveted passport stamp and I proceeded without incident through the baggage check and out to where Craig was waiting.
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