Made it to David
14.06.2007 - 16.06.2007 30 °C
On the 14th, we go up at 5 am and boarded the bus to San Jose. We had a minor crises at the border, because we didn't realise that the Costa Rican immigration requires you to have an onward ticket out of the country, in order for you to be allowed to enter. And we didn't have one, as we have been buying tickets on a day to day basis. Luckily, there was a small agency at the border, who sold us "fake" bus tickets back to Nicaragua, and this was enough for immigration. Otherwise, we had a comfortable trip. In San Jose, we checked into Hostel Galileo, had some food and went to sleep.
On the 15th, we took a well deserved day off travelling, and walked around San Jose. We went out to the Multiplaza mall and bought a cover for our new laptop, as well as a headset so we can call home on Skype. Then we strolled around in central San Jose, and just chilled out. We decided to go straight to Panama the next day, and thereby get some time to explore one place. We only have about a week, and if we split it up in two or three countries, we will hardly have time for anything at all - this way, we get a week in David, and will have time to do some daytrips from there etc. From what we have seen of Nicaragua and Costa Rica, they are beautiful countries, but for us it makes more sense to just get to Panama.
So, on the 16th, we went to the busstation in the morning, and caught a direct bus to David, with a company called Tracopa. The bustrip took almost 10 hours, but went smoothly enough. No problems at the border this time. Upon arrival we checked into the Purple House Hostel here in David, and are ready to explore the surrounding area over the next week.