|Mine's the beer, J/K!|
I recently returned from a 10 day trip to Costa Rica. No, not exactly the adventure travel I've gotten a little used to (Africa or China, anyone?) but still a great vacation. I always say there's a difference between "travel" and "vacation". Travel is hard work, but one can have the greatest experience of their life while learning so much about themselves and the lives of others. Vacation is relaxing, vegging and the dulling down of one's brain. We thought Costa Rica would be travel, but in fact, it turned out to be a vacation. I didn't complain too much.
|Our view each morning from Villa Alegre's patio (breakfast)|
|Monkeys playing in the lobby of a local hotel!|
|Playa Langosta -> Monteverde -> La Fortuna|
First and most importantly, in light of this blog... The Food. It is nothing to write home about (hmm and yet here I am). We kept discussing how even the most average meal in San Francisco is better than most of the food we ate in Costa Rica. We constantly claimed how spoiled we are living in the Bay Area, where the food and restaurants and chefs and ingredients are not only good, but phenomenal.
|A couple additional local faves: Imperial cerveza and sea bass ceviche (and in all honesty - Lizano Salsa too)|
|My First Casado: mahi-mahi. Not bad...|
|Doggie waiting for his surfing master|
|Welcome to Villa Alegre Bed & Breakfast|
|Would you move back to L.A. if you had all this that gazed out onto the ocean? Me neither...|
|We sat here and had drinks and snacks for an hour or five one afternoon|
|Taco Tico - tho I don't think tacos are very Costa Rican...|
|One of Barry's unbelievable breakfasts: chili egg pie. I meant to ask for the recipe!|
|Our first sunset in Costa Rica. It did NOT disappoint.|
And yes, if you've read this far down into my post you may have caught on that I somewhat danced around the existence of a companion on my trip. I've found myself someone worthy of being a traveling partner. It's definitely a great thing. I think you'd all like him too, since he's more than a few times urged me to get back to my blog... it is kind of nice to be back.