Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Setting off! 5th of March, 2013 - LAX to SJO

I'm Andrew, from Santa Barbara, CA.  I've always been fascinated with Latin America, probably due to all the Mexican influence I grew up around.  The language, the food, the culture, the history...

South America has always sounded like a dream to me.  So far away from home, and so much clouded history.  I have traveled to Central America twice now, and have never been south of Panama...Danica, my girlfriend, has never been out of the country, so we're obviously both very excited about this...

And we're off!  From LAX at midnight on a tuesday, to a random 5 hour layover in Ft. Lauderdale at 5am, to finally touching ground at SJO (San Jose International Airport) smack dab in the middle of the Central American nation known for its coffee, beaches, lush vegetation and exotic animals...

We purchased our plane tickets almost 8 months in advance, and continued working, saving money, and selling everything we could, in order to finance this whole thing...It wasn't easy, and still isn't, but it's one of those things that you really only experience once.  This goes to anyone out there interested in traveling, in any way, shape or form...DO IT!!!