J-Ro BAMF's Traveling Adventure Blog

One bad ass chick on one bad ass journey

Sun is shining, bombs are exploding? May 6, 2010

Filed under: Costa Rica — jrobamf @ 2:50 pm

Back on my own and on my way back to my favorite place, Puerto Viejo, I was feeling pretty good. I managed to communicate with the taxi driver in Limon to take me from one bus station to the next to catch the correct bus. Just a few short weeks ago I went into panic mode anytime I had to transfer buses, taxis or basically try to get from point A to B on my own. Although my Spanish skills were still what I considered basic, my confidence that things would work out had improved creating a much less stressful traveling experience. On the bus ride between Cahuita and Puerto Viejo along the Caribbean coast, the road is pretty bad but the drivers are used to this and swerve all over the road to avoid the largest potholes. I don’t know if our driver was daydreaming or tired or what, but this was a much bumpier ride than usual. (more…)


La Tortuga Feliz….in the end- just not feeling it May 1, 2010

Filed under: Costa Rica,volunteering — jrobamf @ 3:38 pm

I was able to walk to the bus station listed on my directions and instructions for pick up to get to La Tortuga Feliz from my hostel in San Jose, Tranquilo Backpackers. I had to take a bus to Baatan and would then be met by someone from the project and would continue on. I met another girl on the bus ride over who was also going to be volunteering named Michaela from Austria. She had met someone at her hostel the night before who had just finished her volunteer time at La Tortuga Feliz and had given her a little background. Apparently, the bug bites were a big problem so I was happy I had plenty of DEET…and not that silly 5% nonsense they sell in Costa Rica but the 90% straight up poison deet. (more…)


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