Days 3-5 – 28 April – It’s never going to stop raining, is it

April 29, 2010 1am in 2010 trip,Costa Rica,Samara Beach,Travel | Comments (2)

Each day anywhere between 2-4pm it rains, and it’s not just a little bit of rain, it’s RAIN – there’s lightning every 10 or 20 seconds and it turns the roads to mud in no time flat – except for the main road, the roads are not paved here! I’ve only been here 3 days but every piece of clothing I own is absolutely saturated, if not from the rain, then from the 24-hour-a-day sweating because of the 200% humidity. And the rain doesn’t stop until the early hours of the morning, betwen the rain banging on the roof and the really loud fan, sometimes I don’t get a lot of sleep.

I tried to buy some more clothes today but there aren’t that many places in this small town to buy clothes and what is there is real touristy. Although I’m not sure exactly what I’m looking for, the few things that I did find were the wrong size. I can’t try anything on because just spending 2 minutes in a shop without air-conditioning makes me break out in a massive sweat.

The internet here is patchy at best, it worked fine for the first two days but today it has been cutting in and out. Generally it’s not too bad though.

The class itself has been good, I look forward to our lessons each day. The teacher is quite strict, pointing out every mistake but that’s good really I think.

There’s lots of cockroaches here, they’re different to NZ cockroaches, they’re smaller but really fat and still pretty gross. Someone said they had a scorpion land on their back which fortunately hasn’t happened to me yet! Okay, I’ve just been corrected by someone at the school, they’re not cockroaches, they’re “abejones”. Here’s a picture of one that I found on the internet somewhere:

I hope one doesn’t land on me while I sleep.

One of the cooler things I see around is iguanas. Here’s my spanish class looking out the window at an iguana they saw in the tree:

Spanish class looking at the iguana

Yes, my spanish class is comprised of four other girls and a female teacher! Anyway… here’s what we were looking at:

My new iguana friend I My new iguana friend II

My new iguana friend III My new iguana friend IV

It was very cool! Here’s another one I saw:

Iguana II

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  1. Comment by Hannah — April 29, 2010 9pm  

    I want to see an iguana!!!

  2. Comment by Non geek — May 4, 2010 2am  

    Perhaps you could just buy and wear some of the tourist clothes if you find some to fit!

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