July 24, 2016
I'm back from my trip to Costa Rica and what a trip it was!
You guys know I've done a few solo trips and while I genuinely enjoy traveling by my lonesome, nothing beats a trip with great friends.
My girls are loca and I love it! They kept me laughing from the moment I woke up, to the moment I laid my head to rest.
|when no one is looking|
|This is how we act when other people are around|
We stayed at the Best Western Tamarindo Vista Villas. The location is perfect because it's right across from beach and everything is within walking distance which is a huge plus in my book. It wasn't palatial by any means but we had a great view of the beach from our room and they provided us with breakfast every morning. I love that they also offer free surfing lessons and snorkeling equipment which can be very expensive when purchased through some tour companies.
|view from our back door|
|our new friends|
We had a full day trip which consisted of zip lining, horseback riding, tubing and a stop at a mud bath and hot springs. It was a blast but as you can imagine we were exhausted. We also did a day trip to Nicaragua (I'll chat more about this in a separate post). Didn't get any pics zip lining or tubing. womp womp.
|finally about to relax in the hot spring. We are exhausted at this point|
July 12, 2016
I hope your weekend was as fun filled as mine. I had a chance to hang out with not one but three lovely friends. Friends who have now transcended to family status and I couldn't be more blessed to have them in my life.
One of the things I've always be grateful for are the friends I've made over the years. As an only child, growing up was a bit lonely. Thankfully as I got older I made sisters and an awesome big brothers along the way. I am as fiercely protective of my friends as most people are of their own siblings , maybe even more so.
When my big brother Rich told me he was coming to town, I was beyond excited. I hadn't seen him since my move from Abu Dhabi almost a year ago. We spent most of our time chatting about life and laughing. He always gives me the best advice and we have so much fun every time we are together.
We had such a great time just being in each other's company. Good food and even better conversation made this little reunion an amazing time.
|this curry ramen with kimchi was sooo good.|
|Almost twenty years of friendship in this pic|
What better way to spend the weekend than with people you love? I certainly can't think of one.