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Samara

Finally made it to Samara at 11pm last night. The bus was totally packed with some folks standing for the five and a half hour journey from San Jose. I was wedged in behind some guy who insisted on reclining his seat 🙁
At the bus station I met a young couple from Switzerland who are going to the same school as me, but for 3 weeks..
Eventually my host turned up on a trail bike, so with my rucsac strapped to my back we roared off into the night! Hairy or what 🙁
I have my own one room apartment with kitchen area, shower etc so quite luxuourios although the bed feels very board like.

My hosts are very friendly, but to say there is a language barrier is an understatement, Emily where are you?

Breakfast was lovely fruit and toast with some local cake speciality. Dinner is at 7, should be interesting.

Samara itself is a pleasant seaside resort, I mapped the whole village with my GPS this morning and also walked along the beach – all to try and find an open wifi connection, full marks to Hotel Las Brisas del Pacifico – you will have my trade for the rest of the week 🙂

The weather is much hotter and stickier than San Jose so I’m sure I will be ready for the mountains after a week although maybe I should do the 3 week course here!


Reader Comments

  1. Pleased you made it there! Wouldn't fancy standing on a packed bus all that long ;-( Wow that must of been a first…bet you didn't expect them to turn up on trail bike. How great you met some more people going to the same school as you..

    Well done on finding free Wifi 🙂

    Have a great trip.

  2. Funny to think of you on a trail bike…. 🙂 dont envy you at all staying with a spanish only speaking family.

    Cannot imagine you staying there for 3 weeks either must be far more exciting things to do involving volcanos jungles etc etc but i do hope you enjoy your time at spanish school x

  3. Don't get too excited… over the years I've spent a fair amount of time with Ren's family and none of them speak english… and my Czechs still abysmal… maybe I should stay there without Ren to translate!

    Sounds like this trip is turning into a voyage of discovery for you, with trail bikes n all… let us know if you have an epiphany.

  4. Don't get too excited… over the years I've spent a fair amount of time with Ren's family and none of them speak english… and my Czechs still abysmal… maybe I should stay there without Ren to translate!

    Sounds like this trip is turning into a voyage of discovery for you, with trail bikes n all… let us know if you have an epiphany.

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