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    Is This the Isthmus? Tour – Costa Rica Part 3

    Monday, July 31, 2017
    Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica

    Huevos Rancheros at Restaurante Carolina in Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica.
    Huevos Rancheros at Restaurante Carolina in Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica.

    Around 9:30 am, a shop that sells appliances like refrigerators, etc. downstairs from the hostel started blasting music really loud. Unfortunately, they kept it up all day–sometimes loud, sometimes a bit less so–until around 5:00 pm. I just laid in bed all day reading (with one brief trip outside for food) and praying the heat rash on my legs would clear up. Well, it did partially, but not completely, and I can’t figure out why. I got a heat rash in India back in 2012, and one or two days in an air con room completely cleared it up. I’ve been laying in air conditioning for 48 hours now, and I can’t figure out why it’s not working. It’s really ultra frustrating. I don’t know many more days I can lay in this hostel room. It’s seriously going to mess up my trip. So far, I’ll have to cancel at least one or two places I wanted to go. If I have to lay in this room for several more days, I may have to cancel a third place. I had planned to go on a jungle trek nearby, but my heat rash has to be completely gone for that to happen. So, around 7:30 pm, I asked a staff member if I could borrow a fan, then I got naked from the waist down, laid on my underwear on the bed, spread my legs and blasted the fan right on them with the air con also going full blast. If this doesn’t work, I don’t know what else will. Maybe I’ll just cancel my trip and fly home.

    Words and photos ©2017 Arcane Candy.

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