Unfortunately, most of my Tuesday was spent on travel plans. Although this is of course exciting in many ways, the horrific excuse for a WIFI connection here certainly does not help me much in getting things done in any kind of efficient manner. Yet due to the fact that I am traveling alone in Central and South America, it is definitely necessary to be more prepared than if I were in Europe or something, so it had to be done! Despite what felt like a complete waste of a day, I did get a place booked for my next stop in Granada. In addition to this, I also booked a hotel in Cartagena, and after much research decided that it would be best to fly from Cartagena to Bogota, and thankfully that flight finally got booked as well!
After what felt like a day of work instead of a day of holiday, I went to treat myself to a nice dinner. Since it is so cheap here, I decided that I would have a delicious lobster dinner, so I went to the best restaurant in town. Once there, I ordered my food, and I could not help but notice some guy that kept looking at me, which I honestly was not really in the mood for at all. After a few minutes, he walked over and asked if I would have dinner with him since he was also alone, and I was alone, and I reluctantly agreed.
Once I started talking to this guy, I was actually quite happy to be having dinner with him, as we actually have some stuff in common! What I learned about my new friend was quite interesting. First of all, his name is Max, which is quite funny because my best friend from Argentina named Maxi whose birthday was this same day (and who I began my trip with) is now totally ignoring me, which makes me very sad, but I don’t know exactly why, so I have to just let it go. So how random that this guy had basically the same name! Of even more interest to me is the fact that this guy is Italian from Milano, and after living in São Paulo, Brazil for twelve years he decided to move to Tamarindo, Costa Rica. Therefore, we had an abundance to talk about regarding the desire to exist outside of our home countries and to pursue a different type of destiny.
When we were finished eating, some local boy came up to sell one of his palm crafts and Max was super sweet and bought one from him. Seriously, most people just tell people like this boy to go away, so I thought it was very kind of him. After that, the boy offered to show us how to make one, which was cute! In all of my travels, I seriously do not think I have encountered any other guys who have been so patient with a situation such as this.
When I asked Max his birthday, he told me that he is a twenty-first of November Scorpio, and then he asked me mine. When I told him that I am an April nineteenth Aries, he laughed and said that his dad is an Aires and is very “tough.” Yes, I may be kind of “tough” at times, but that is just my Aries-ness! Even funnier, I told him that my dad is a Scorpio, another synchronicity! What a random Tuesday in San Juan del Sur!