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Day seventeen, Mick and I said goodbye to our friends at the Aussie Hut: John and Roxie, Ian and V, and Jake and Natalie.

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The Aussie couple who owned the place, Charlie and Paul, called us a taxi.

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I took one last moment in the hammock before we had to go.

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Mick had an appointment back in San Juan del Sur for a tattoo. We were late but time seems to be not a big deal down there.

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We stayed the night in San Juan del Sur and headed back to the border in the morning.

Day eighteen, we grabbed a cab at 6 a.m. and had to exchange some change at the border for the exit tax. Once on the bus, we went through several police passport checks at the bus stops.

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We knew we were in Costa Rica when the landscape changed back to blankets of green.

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We arrived in San Jose around 3 p.m., just in time for check in.

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It was raining, so we needed our raincoats to walk to the cafe where we had dinner. Mick had the best pinto he had tasted during our stay and I couldn’t help but order a chocolate milkshake even though I was cold from the rain.

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That night we slept well.

Day nineteen, I almost didn’t want to go to the airport. When our taxi driver asked us how was our trip, Mick and I responded in unison: “Amazing!”

I ordered one last delicious pastery even though my stomach felt a little jumpy.

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Once at the airport, we filled out one last customs form before going to our gate.

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Many thanks to John and Roxie, whose destination wedding made this incredible vacation so memorable!

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1 Comment

  1. Shellie Haldeman says:

    Hey Gina,

    Welcome home even though I am sure you would have preferred to stay longer. It truly does look like an amazingly wonderful trip!

    *Shellie Haldeman*

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