This morning we said our farewells to bocas del toro, and took the water taxi back to the mainland, for today you see was a big day, today we crossed the border over to our final destination- Costa Rica!!!
At Almirante, we were picked up by a private shuttle bus which would take us all the way across, along with 3 other Americans, 2 guys and a girl (yeah the setup was alittle weird). The drive was pretty funny though, we saw cows on jeeps (Nomes thought it was a camel), 'scarecrows' hanging off trees like dead bodies ( Layla was shrieking), and discussed the difference between cookies and biscuits, chips and fries (americans, it never gets old).
The border itself was a sight- a giant plank bridge, with giant gaps in the middle which involved having to practically jump over them. This is indeed Central America! Border control was even more of a spectacle- a small little office and 2 men with machine guns. So after queueing up to get our passports stamped and go through customs, we set off across the bridge. It was pretty funny watching the locals ogle at the girls, a couple even went up to Jess with possibly the most original chat up line I have ever come across: 'yum yum' !
Having reached Costa Rican soil, we boarded the new shuttle bus all the way to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, a small yet lively reggae town on the carribean coast.