Sunday, January 6, 2008

Adios Nicaragua

This is it.

I packed up my stuff this morning, and moved out of the room. My bag was noticably lighter, after selling a bunch of my stuff to a nice german couple living next door. The girl even bought a pair of trousers that I had bought in India for a 500% profit!

I got to the airport with plenty of time, and it was only once I was in the boarding area, waiting for the other passengers to show up that I realized that I didn´t have a boarding pass. Whoops. Everyone else seemed to have one.

I asked one of the airline employees if this would be an issue. ¨No problem mon¨ he replied.

An hour later, we arrived in Managua. The pay per use Internet at the airport wasn´t working, and so I was looking at a particularly unpleasant 7 hour layover as I waited for my 2AM flight to Florida.

Luckily, there is a fancy best western hotel across the road. I walked over, flirted with the girl at the front desk, who rewarded me with a towel, use of the hotel swimming pool, and unlimited free use of the Internet in the hotel´s business center.
Flirting is so damn useful sometimes.

My wait is nearly over now - 30 mins to go.

The plan is to go to duty free at the airport, buy as much rum as I can carry (6 liters hopefully), cigars for friends, and then spend a few lovely hours sleeping on the plane before my next flight at 8AM tomorrow morning.

Id be lying if i said I was looking forward to being back in the US.. but it will be nice to eat something other than rice and beans.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Food Poisoning

Cause it wouldn't be a real trip to the developing world without losing control of your bowels....

I've been getting a bit tired of rice and beans, and so yesterday, I decided to take the day off. No rice and beans.

Instead, the plan was to, for 24 hours, live on beer, rum, coconut bread, coconut water, and coconut flesh.

This was helped by the fact that the weather has been absolutely crap for the last 2 days - non stop rain, wind, etc. No swimming, no snorkeling. My new diet fit in perfectly with my lack of interest in hauling my ass over to the restaurant to get some more rice and beans.

By about 11PM, my stomach wasn't happy with me..

Today, it's no better. Although, my diet today has consisted of mainly rice, beans and beer.

I've spent the last two hours in this Internet cafe, bottom cheeks clenched, and doing my best to suppress any physical desire to fart.

The 24 hour journey home on Sunday (4 flights) should be loads of fun.