Last Night on the Osa Peninsula, Moving On…


This is my last night on the Osa Peninsula, I can’t believe I’m leaving tomorrow. What felt like a day has actually been 75 and tomorrow I make the trip to San Jose. I’m flying to Toronto and will be home for Christmas because at the end of the day, the world isn’t going anywhere but family and friends aren’t going to be around forever. To assume things will always the way you want when you want is pure folly, we’re all on borrowed time. Being away for years on end is one thing but missing the holiday season is another.

Aside from being home for the holidays I have some ski trips lined up with the great people at Alberta & Quebec Tourism. I’ll be skiing / snowboarding outside Quebec City for a few says and heading to the Rocky Mountains for 8. Skiing the Rockies was always a childhood dream of mine and now I’m going to finally make it happen but enough of this for now… There will be more time for that later so let’s get back to the Osa Peninsula, shall we?

If you’re new here, I’ve been on the peninsula a while. It’s a crazy place and Puerto Jimenez has been where I’ve called home. I’ve been staying at a friend of a friend who is now my good friend and I’m slightly sad to leave. This place has been paradise for me and one of the most productive periods in my existence. I’ve often said that you need to be somewhere you find inspiring. Oddly enough I was making moves in the right direction starting last year at about the time I arrived here further up the Pacific coast of C. America in Las Penitas, Nicaragua. There is something about C. America that works for me and I’m cool with that.

I had / have grandiose plans of seeing the rest of this area but for some reason I’m moving incredibly slow. I can’t complain though because why leave a good party to find another? Are not most beaches somewhat similar but it’s the faces you meet that make all the difference in the world?  Costa Rica has been a wonderful place for me and what they say is true. It’s beautiful, incredibly bio diverse and most certainly expensive compared to its neighbors. That said it is still mind numbingly cheaper than the numbing cold of Canada that I’m about to face.

I’m going to take a bus tomorrow despite the fact the airport is around the corner. You see, I plan on sleeping in the airport for my early morning departure so taking a plane to speed up the process of sleeping at the terminal? Is it not similar to dressing in your evening best when attending a meal at McDonald’s, yes? In my mind it’s nonsensical to say the least. At the end of the day they have wifi and frankly, I need not much more than that and a safe place to sleep.

I’ve said enough and the hour is late, time to retire for tomorrow begins a long journey.

Tips hat,

P.S: To all my friends on the peninsula; thank you for a very special 2.5 months of my life.

P.P.S: This has been my view from the balcony while here, a view I’ll never forget.

Author: SHABL

Rob has been traveling the world and living abroad for over a decade. The goal was to stop having a boring life and it turned into something far greater. He's worked with national tourism boards and been mentioned in National Geographic. These days he lives abroad and loves business, technology, the tropical lifestyle, good food and travel.

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