Hola A Todos!!
Since the last entry, I made a 2-week stop in Costa Rica, met up with my big bro and some old friends, started working on my tan, and tried to remember how it is exactly to stand-up on a surfboard! It was a great stopover minus the little bit of bad-luck that seemed to be following me around...My second day surfing the ocean tried to steal my surfboard by dragging me thru the water but then decided to give it back just as I came up for air and boy did she give it back, right below the nose, but at least nothing's broken!...And then I decided to liven things up by lighting Darren's passport and money on fire in the toaster oven (his secret hiding spot apparently!)...After that I fell off the scooter trying to drive it down a steep rocky hill...and then to top it all off, during an attempt to make it to the Montezuma Waterfalls, the one definite plan I had, I cooked my leg on the exhaust pipe of Darren's motorbike before we managed to blow the transmission minutes from our destination, making us turn around and head home...But still it was a great time!
Now I am in my last stop of my one-way plane ticket, Ayampe, Ecuador. My luck changed when I hit this country, I actually made it to the beach in spite of the hordes of people flooding the beaches for carnaval and the lack of buses. However in Ayampe, you would niver know it was one of the biggest holidays of the year, it is such a change from Santa Teresa, todo tranquilo.
So I have set up shop at Vanessa and Ryan's place, my room is my tent, and everything else we share, including their beautiful yellow lab, Gary! (well I'm adopting her whether they like it or not! hehe). Yesterday was the first day in 1.5 weeks that I managed to go surfing as I have been waiting for the burn to heal and waiting and waiting....It went alright, but my board just doesn't seem to want to catch the clean waves--must be broken!!
As for now, the plan is to stick around here for another month or so until I have to make my way back up to Mexico for the big event and then we will see...I will try to put some pics up soon so you can see for yourself what this place is all about...
Hope all is well wherever this may find you!!