I had an incredible time, and made friends for life there! Thank you so much to everyone who welcomed me with so much hospitality. It was moving, beyond belief, and it's something I have never experienced anywhere else in the world.
|The city is an energy explosion.. but as chaotic as it is, it's beautiful somehow too.|
It's a bit overwhelming to be back with all the energy of the city, but it's really positive too. It will take me some time to process everything that happened in Costa Rica, and I will go back again in a heartbeat! Thank You Universe, for these amazing lessons.
|I will miss the ocean most of all|
To my beautiful people in Costa Rica:
Thank you Myra for your constant bright smile, and for being there right from the start, to Allan for helping me to learn Spanish (I still have far to go, but I'll get it), and for sitting with me at sunsets, to Selena for your party energy and kick-ass attitude, to Erin for loving me unconditionally and inspiring me to be way more adventurous, to Oscar for your embracing hugs, and for your protection, to Gina for your sensual approach to preparing food and for taking care of me, to Jen for letting me steal the wifi from your awesome beach restaurant, and for your beautiful spirit, thank you to Dave for being the sweetest person ever, for taking me out on your boat to see dolphins (almost got killed, but we made it), and for trusting me right from the beginning (also for making me feel like Norm from Cheers!), to Cat for being so lovely and welcoming all the time, to Maria-Christina for making me fresh orange juice every morning, to Jen M for always checking on me in my tent, and the great conversations, to Matteo for stealing me away to the mountains to go do stuff, for our journeys together, and for allowing me in, to DC for being the coolest dude in the world, to the best lifeguards on the planet- Playa Dominical Lifeguards, who save lives and lend their smiles to everyone, to Josh for giving me a place to dance on Wednesday nights, and for the beautiful food, to Kenny for the best set at Envision Festival, and for our awesome run for the border, to Fractal for your wild ideas and adventurous nature, to Simone for the most fun night ever with music, lights and laughter, to
Amy for being such a badass cool chick, to Angelina for visiting me from home and for teaching me how to really live, to Amanda W for being the most lively butterfly with a heart of gold, to Jeffry for the coolest request I've ever had, to Scotti for your inspirational courage after losing your leg, to J for your epic photography, documenting all the fun times, to Eric and Rosie for showing us how true love is really done, to Kali and Janior for always being so fun (JJ is the smartest, cutest kid alive), to Carlito for the warm hugs and smiles, to Amanda S for a most magical time spent together by the river and in Crystal Land, to John for the incredible contributions to this project and all the support, to James for you ever agreeing to this idea in the first place, and for not enjoying your new found freedom so much that you wouldn't have me back, and.. to everyone I am unintentionally leaving out!
I really made friends with myself too, and learned what I'm made of- I feel like I can do anything now. I faced a lot of fears, and came through with flying colours.
|Believe it or not I will miss living in a tent :)|