Finally, my first couple of days in Costa Rica are here
The traveling took a grand total of 32 hours and I was exhausted when I got here, but very glad that I did. I didn’t get any trouble at any of the customs posts or passport controls. It turned out that getting out of South Africa was the hardest part of the trip.
I managed to get some sleep on the flight to Amsterdam – it was a nice spacious Boeing so I had lots of space to stretch out. The flight to Panama was a little less comfortable, but only because the plane was smaller. Luckily I didn’t have to share a row with anyone, which helped. The flight was delayed by about half a hour because the power in the place went out, which was creepy, but we got there with no issues.
The delayed departure from Amsterdam meant that we got to Panama late, so I literally had to get off the plane and run to the next terminal, which was NOT close. There were two of us transiting to Costa, and our names where already being called over the intercom (pronounced very strangely, but called none the less).
The hop to Costa Rica was less than an hour and the jet was tiny,so we had a bit of turbulence, but not too scary. What was scary was getting to Costa Rica and not seeing my bag on the luggage lottery. As it turns out, my luggage didn’t run as fast as I, so it missed the flight from Panama to Costa Rica. Three hours of waiting and sitting on a hard floor later, it did arrive though and I was finally allowed in to the country.
I have a nice enough apartment for the first two weeks, but I’m going hunting early next week. Sleeping is still an issue, I haven’t slept for more than 3 hours yet, my body’s still getting used to the time difference, which is why I’ve been up surfing the net since 3am local time. I’m going to be knackered later!
I hope that things are cool in not-so-sunny SA.