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Nov 6th 2009 7:20PM Liked reading this. When I went to Costa Rica with my significant other a few years ago, we both did our share of Google searches and created lists of links to hotels and stuff we wanted to see. Then we shared our lists and findings and were able to create our trip from both our ideas. Teamwork!
One thing we didn't account for were the suddenly closed or flooded roads in Costa Rica during the rainy season, and one of our detours earned us a run-in with a cop, a parking ticket, and almost missing our flight home. You're spot-on about the need to keep a sense of humor throughout a trip. We were nervous, but we laughed our way through that last day's hurdle.
Time apart during the trip is definitely vital -- and normal and natural. Silence while in the same room, too, is a good thing. Some may think these things are signs of trouble, when in fact they're perfectly healthy.
Oct 18th 2009 12:57PM Absolutely loved the photographs and sounds of this post. The last photo and sounds of the hillside bar at the FMP, in particular, was quite evocative -- I remember those moments overlooking the beach from that banister five years ago...