Monday, March 12, 2007

There I am

Deepak Chopra once said "no matter where you go, there you are". There I was in the back hills of coastal Costa Rica last week wondering what the fuck I was doing there beating snakes and scorpions out of the underbrush in front of me. It definitely wasn't my typical tequila and beach break surf vacation. I went off to find a nice plot of land to call my own and eventually build a couple of villas or timeshare units with some surf buddies. Little did I know how hard I had to work and how tough a job it was going to be. In any case, I learnt a lot, didn't buy anything yet but did come to earn a great deal of appreciation for the locals and the feral settlers in Mal Pais and Santa Teresa.

It didn't help that the equities market was a roller coaster last week and my Internet access was umm.... well let me put it this way, the aboriginals prolly had better throughput way back when with smoke signals.

Lessons learned:
- Skype rules
- Love my TC1100
- GPS rocks
- Milagro golden brown Tequila kicks ass
- Don't mess with the stick bugs
- Construction is a pain especially from 3K miles away
- Hangovers dissipate quicker in the heat

So in the end, I didn't buy anything but I am in negotiations with some interesting deals. I'll keep you posted as things develop. Well that's not exactly true, I bought a scooter for nine hundred bucks but that's another story.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great trip. One that makes you apprecitate the things you work so hard to achieve in becoming the person you want to be.

hellophotokitty said...

Good luck in Costa Rica dude!
Sounds like fun - a la indiana jones style ;-)