I know a lot of people are sceptical about love at first sight, but what about love at fourth sight? Because today is my 4th day in Costa Rica and after waking up to this view I'm pretty sure I'm in love.
What is it that has me so starry eyed over my southern neighbor? That's easy: good vibes, good friends, and good food.
"I'm picking up good vibrations" -The Beach Boys
From a hardcore hippie's perspective, this place is over flowing with good energy. Or as we nor-cal kids would say, it's hella chill.
Everyone I have met has a laissez-faire, what will be will be attitude. No one appears in a rush to get anywhere or be anything.
I don't even think worry is in their vocabulary.
"I get by with a little help from my friends" -The Beatles
Yesterday one of my best friends (and previous NYU classmates) arrived at Asclepios Wellness and Healing Resort.
It was all I could do not to scream, "CHELSEA!!!!!" But I did jump off my chair and practically tackle her.
Chelsea officially wins the award of first friend to join me on one of my international adventures and I am beyond excited. The next 10 days are going to be spectacular and I can't wait to see what shenanigans we manage to get ourselves into.
"People who love to eat are always the best people" -Julia Child
I'm thinking back on the food I have eaten in Costa Rica and trying to form words to describe it, but all my brain will do is groan with delight.
The fresh fruit every day is a vegan's dream come true. And the shrimp tacos and tuna tartar I ate (okay, so maybe I'm not a very good vegan) still haunts my dreams.
I fully intend to go broke eating my way through Costa Rica.