And so the next chapter of my life, of the next few and last months of 2011, and of my next big adventure started on Monday August 7th 2011 with the drive to New Jersey with Chanelle and Sarah. It was a nice sunny day, the drive was smooth, we arrived, had dinner, hung out and called it a day. Our flight was on Tuesday the 8th at 7h50pm and so by the time we woke up, ate and took it easy it was already time to go to the airport. We arrived at about 4h15 because we wanted to avoidNew York City traffic. So we wait in line at Spirit airlines to check in and next thing we know our flight is delayed because of the rain, which is making us miss out connecting flight toManagua,Nicaragua. Great. The family in front of us, who also had to change their flight had about 10 suitcases and took maybe an hour and a half with the agent and so it took forever to actually know what we were doing. To make a long story short, we decided to go toFort Lauderdale and take a connecting flight toSan Jose,Costa Rica which was only on the Wednesday night. We stayed at the Hilton by the airport. We arrived there at4am and only checked in at6am because that way we could have the room all day on Wednesday, which made more sense than to check out at11am or pay for two days. We spent the day sleeping, at the pool and then we were back to the airport. Because Chanelle had a return ticket New York-Managua, we were only able to get her to leave 2 days later, (to make up for lost time) but fromNicaragua, as they could not change her return destination. So we planned to take the 9hs bus ride fromSan Jose toManagua directly in order to save time.
We arrived to the Costa Rican capital at1amlocal time and knew there was a bus toNicaraguaat3amwith a company called King Quality. However, this bus could not be reserved online or by phone in advance and so we were really nervous that there would not be enough room for all 3 of us, in which case, would have been a real drag and we would have all been pretty upset. But……..we made it. I am on it as I write and there is a lot of vegetation, the scenery is beautiful lots of trees, mountains, and now I even see wind mills for energy! Did not knowNicaraguaused it!
The bus ride is really nice. It’s not a chicken bus that’s for sure! Actually it is similar to the ones I was taking inArgentina: reclinable seats, tv, air conditioning, food, pillow, blanket! It took a while at migration, but we are finally back on the road.
We all can’t wait to officially be started with the trip, as we have been transiting these past few days. Although we all couldn’t complain about the beds at the Hilton that’s for sure (ahahha), now the real fun begins!