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Terror in the Dark!!!

Just a short one - Also the name of my sex tape

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A map of the trip so far

I often enjoy travelling at night, it seems to make more sense to waste time at night travelling than during the day and you can often save money with night buses as it's a night not spending money on accommodation. When I was in Turkey I took a 13 hour bus for £16 that worked out perfect for me.

My view right now

Sometimes however, these things are terrifying, like the horrendous bus trip from Mumbai to Goa that Jarvis and I took in 2015 that felt like we were going to go off the edge of a cliff all night and where they almost drove off without me at a filthy roadside toilet God know where in the middle of the night.


So I was obviously overjoyed to discover that my bus from Drake Bay to Puerto Jimenez was to leave at 4am. Or more accurately 4:30 am when they turned up. To be fair, I was happy it turned up at all as I wasn't 100% sure it would and a storm was coming in over the Pacific. No rain, but plenty of thunder and lightening.

As we sped through the forest roads in the pitch black, every now and again a flash of lightening would let me know that we were actually driving at speed along the very edge of a cliff overlooking the pacific. This It all adds to the adventure I'm sure you'll agree! As did the three times we drove through rivers as the bridges were unfinished, in disrepair or nonexistent.

Giant meals for £3 and I guess I eat plantains now??

But get here I did eventually. Like most other places in Costa Rica it's beautiful, filled with friendly locals, great places to eat and exotic animals everywhere. Just this morning I've seen macaws, howler monkeys, brightly coloured crabs and some weird squirrel looking thing (like a thin squirrel without a bushy tail), but the real adventure starts in a couple of hours when I go to my new hostel right in the middle of the jungle for three days. With little electricity and wifi I won't be bringing along my laptop (I can leave my main bag at the office as there's a 30 min hike to the hostel) but I'll have my phone so hopefully will be able to update Facebook here and there.

Watch out! Moneys above!

So hopefully I shall be back in three or four days with some exciting wildlife pictures! Can't wait!

Good advice!

Posted by cblanc102 17:12 Archived in Costa Rica Tagged animals night costa_rica south_america central_america latin_america solo_travel

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