TARPONVILLE Travel Day 2 – Easter in Alajuela
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TARPONVILLE Travel Day 2 – Easter in Alajuela

Another night, another blog post and this time from a place I’ve never been before.  Something about the feeling of arriving in a new destination, the uncertainty of it, is a great and scary feeling.  Tonight we’re in Alajuela, Costa Rica and didn’t know the surprise we were in for when we landed after a 4 hour flight of each being stuck in a middle seat between two people that really liked to take up the whole armrest

Upon landing in San Jose, Costa Rica we were driven to our hotel just down the road in the relatively small city of Alajuela.  Little did I realize how huge of a holiday Easter was here.  There were no businesses open, and next to no restaurants.

We found a Chinese food joint that was actually really good, aside from hardly knowing a lick of Spanish and accidentally ordering about 3 times the food I actually needed to be full.  She basically just pointed at the menu and I nodded along, at least the food here is quite inexpensive.

It’s amazing how humbling it is being in a city where you stick out like a sore thumb.  A last light walk to the only open grocery store was intimidating at first, but turned out to be quite nice.  Alajuela definitely seems like a pretty safe town.

Tomorrow the alarm goes off at 4:30am (3:30 in my body clock) and after a short flight and shuttle, we will be in the heart of the Costa Rican jungle and chasing down some big fish.  Thanks for following along!  To drop a message fill out the form below, someone please tell me there is ice coming off in the Kamloops area.

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