OG Post: November 14, 2016
Costa Rica: Day Dos So we woke up early on Sunday to see the beauty of the jungle that we were staying in. Being that it was Sunday there wasn't much open when we woke up so we went back to La Negra Soda to meet up with everyone. There we had a wonderful breakfast of eggs, zucchini pancakes and various salsas and veggies. After hanging for a bit and getting to meet more people here for the conference we started the first session and it was super informative. During breaks, we would explore more and head out to the beach or look at the jungle more. We all started drinking beer about noon. It's a different Imperial beer here. Much more delicious and good for not getting drunk on but for forgetting about the humidity. Although the humidity in south-east Texas is actually worse than it is here.
During the afternoon break, it started to rain but it was brief. It broke for a sec so I took a walk down the beach. Of course, as soon as I was far away from the shelter it started raining again. The thing about a rainforest. You have to submit to getting wet all the time. It's just going to happen.
We came back and drank more and then jumped into the car to head to the Airbnb to get changed and check out some of the demos of our fellow attendees. One of the girls who came with us named Miranda showed us some of her songs. Remember her name because she is going to blow up as the next R&B singer/writer. SO GOOOD!!!! like DAMN!
We ended up going to an Italian outdoor restaurant with the whole group to get food. There was a tall dreadlocked DJ there playing the dopest trip-hop set ever. At one point Benny and I walked out to the parking lot to smoke and we saw him. Benny was speaking Spanish to compliment him and in the most British accent ever he told us "thank you". We both almost dropped our cigs because we where so taken aback. We got to talking to him and he was actually a Trip Hop producer signed to Bijorks label back in the day. He had success as a producer but ran away from the crazyness of the industry. Now he lives here in Nosara off his royalties and is trying to start a DJ scene.
We ended the night on an adventure driving the dirt paths through the jungle after a huge rainstorm and having to stop and turn around several times when we encountered the roads that washed out. But we got everyone with us back to their hotels and us back to our Airbnb. As we where turning in for the night a Howler Monkey began his mating call a few trees away from us and it was the most insane thing I've ever heard besides a Tiger roar in Malaysia.
Day three tomorrow