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Friday, February 24, 2012

Quepos & Manuel Antoni

Made it to Quepos on Wednesday and it is now Friday I think... It is absolutely amazing!! Hiked through Manuel Antonio National park and saw some bats, monkeys, toucans, and very large sloths. Last night headed out to republik club and went dancing great times as well. Today headed to Manuel Antonio to the beach which is absolutely incredible and spent the entire day there. We then headed up to the El Avion for happy hour which I think down here is everday all day and watched the sunset into the Pacific. I think today I discovered the meaning of La Pura Vida. What a way to live life... Makes you wonder how you could live any other way. With that have a great night and weekend and Stay Thirsty my Friends!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

San Jose Costa Rica


Made it to San Jose Costa Rica and have spent the last day and a half wandering around the city. The amount of buses and traffic seem ridiculous for a city of this size but the traffic patterns are even more fun trying to figure out. About to hop on a bus to Quepos outside of Manuel Antonio about 4 hours away on the Pacific Coast.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Seattle - Brazilian Pick up lines

I came up to Seattle last night to see my big Sister Aleen for the night prior to my departure. We went out to a bar called the Brave Horse Tavern it was a pretty awesome spot. While talking to my sisters friends about my trip a girl overheard and asked where I was going .... once I got to Brazil on my list she asked me if I spoke Portuguese. I do not so then she offered to help me with pick up lines I should use in Brazil. I have them written on a napkin which I will be practicing from over the next few months until I reach Brazil. Here's to you random stranger for contributing to my trip. Saifora Gatinna!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Packing for the Adventure

Here is what I have found through a lot of research online and speaking with fellow travelers about their journeys. The key I have found is quick dry clothing which is a little more expensive but worth it's weight in gold. Here is a list of what I'm bringing with me on my trip to help those fellow travelers who are planning their trips.

  • Osprey Waypoint 65 with zipoff daypack and raincover for pack
  • Reef Flip Flops
  • Adidas Climacool running shoes
  • Merrell World Rambler casual shoes
  • 1 Marmot Balcon long sleeve button down shirt
  • 2 short sleeve button down shirts 1 merrell and one Scottevest
  • 1 Scottevest Travel Vest
  • 1 Scottevest Micro fleece Pullover
  • 3 Exofficio exo dri t-shirts
  • 3 merrell Geo t-shirts
  • 1 Pair Exofficio Nomad Pants
  • 1 Pair Exofficio Nomad Shorts
  • 1 Pair Scottevest Travel Pants
  • 1 Pair Scottevest Travel Shorts
  • 1 Marmot Precip Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Ziploc Bags
  • Toiletries
  • Quick Dry Towel
  • Buff Bandana
  • Headlamp
  • Batteries
  • Flashlight
  • Headphones
  • Origaudio Rockit
  • Samsung Tab 10.1 w/ bluetooth keyboard
  • Casio Tryx 12 MP Camera