The Traveling Friends


It is important to be open to new experiences while traveling.  Things happen the way you least expect it, and I am so grateful for that.  Who would have known that being on a tour bus and having to randomly share a room with a couple of strangers would blossom into a great friendship…

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That’s exactly what happened with Fabienne and Marco. It was all by chance.  We got paired up to share a 4 person dorm.  They were a new addition to the group and our guide changed us to be together at the last minute.  Upon meeting them, it was an instant click.  We talked, laughed, and joked.  We liked being with each other so much; we decided to meet in Costa Rica!  I have seen Marco and Fabienne more in the past 6 months than I have seen some family members!

So, we reunited in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica and embarked on a fun road-trip.

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We had a great time in waterfalls, sleeping in a treehouse loft, and hitting the beaches.  Traveling with them is so easy!

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One of our stays was in Corcovado, in a refurbished miner bar (that was also a brothel at the time!). With barely any internet and strange sounds serenading us in the night, it was a great stay.  We even had a couple of visitors, such as a spider in our shower and a scorpion who wanted to backpack with us by sneaking into Jose’s clothes.  That was a little scary, but its Costa Rica.  We’re in the jungle, and these things happen…rarely do you end up with an injury. The scare is the worst part.

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Saying goodbye was hard.  I teared up, but it was more like a see you later.  Jose and I hope to see our lovely Swiss friends very soon for more adventures! Like Fabi said, “30 years from now, we will be on another trip and say ‘Remember when the boys had hair?’…but we will still be fabulous!”.  She gets me 🙂

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