Monday, 25 February 2008

State side

Well I've arrived in San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica, and as first impressions go, its not great really. Not too pretty and a bit dodgy in places, but now relly bad. The hostel I stayed in is pretty good, with a pool and secure doors, but when u head out and the door closes and u look at the razor wire and metal sliding shutter protecting the doors it doesnt make u feel like wandering out too much past dusk...

Its a change of weather from the snow in New Jersey, though to be honest its a lot cooler than I expected. I think the beaches becon.
I had a great week in Jersey with Mandy Eddie and Ally, who seems to have grown exponentially in the 6 weeks since I saw her. It was cool to see some decent snow for the first time in a while, and Eddie and I built a trully amazing snowman.

I managed to catch up with Aaron and Pete from JPMC for a night on the big apple as well, should be spending a bit more time in the states on my way back. I did managed to get in to see the WTC memorabolia, which was pretty moving to be honest.
Right now I'm trying to decide which surf spot to head for first... lifes a beech.

Wednesday, 13 February 2008

R & R

Well, after a few weeks R&R back home I'm getting ready to hit the road again.
Originally I intended staying put for a bit and actually working, but decided that this was a bad idea:)
I seemed to run into a series of unfortunate events since getting home - first were tooth problems that started in China and ended with root canal treatment, which seemed to go on for ever. Then on new years eve, while kicking a football around, I managed to dislocate my knee...ouch, relocated it myself but still pretty sore for a while.
Then some strange flu like virus only lasting 2 days.

Then a cold, after which I found myself passing through Eason's bookshop when out of the corner of my eye I spotted the lonely planet to Central America. I didn't decide consciously there and then to go, but I reckon the writing was on the wall. So on Sunday I'm off to Costa Rica, via a few days at my sister Mandy's place in New Jersey. After that will probably go to most of the central American countries, depending on what catches my fancy.
Before heading off I managed a brief trip across to Sean in Helsinki, and despite the cold it was really nice.

So off accross the water tomorrow.
Poor Joey looks kinda upset im going :(