When I left at 6 a.m. this morning I took the bus and boat to Putarenas with the girls (Fortuna and Sophia) who sing and play the ukulele. When we got on the boat I saw a few people speaking english and I forced myself to ask them where they were heading. I got really lucky because they were going North to Nicaragua just like me. They were all heading to different places, but we shared a cab and helped eachother getting across the boarder. It was a little overwhelming and I was really glad someone was with me.
Once we got across the boarder I went onto a tica bus which is a local bus. It was packed to the brim with people and bags and food etc...I asked the bus driver in broken spanish, "You say when I get to San Juan del Sur" and he said yes, then I asked a local on the bus a little while later and he said that I missed the stop. They made me run off the bus and jump onto another local bus heading the other direction. They grabbed my second backpack and ran it up to the roof of the bus. I didn't want them to take it so I tried to ask if I could go up as well. He said no, but we were just standing on the back of the bus with the door open going like 45 mph until the second guy climbed back down off of the roof and told us to go in. I didn't plan well and assumed that San Juan Del Sur would be the same size as Montezuma. It turns out that it is much larger and when I asked about my hostel almost no-one knew it. Luckily I found a women that spoke english in a shop and she knew where it was. There were plenty of other hostels but I wanted to find my friends.
I was happy when I found my friends sitting at the hostel as I walked up the street! Then I went to a local restaurant to get food and go for a swim in the dark at the beach. The city looked really pretty and there was a glowing statue on a mountain out on the small peninsula. My friends told me that it is the second largest, only smaller than the one in rio de janeiro. It was glowing green and I wish that I could take a better picture but the lighting wouldn't be right so you wouldn't see anything. We wrapped up the night relaxing in the very small but warm pool at the hostel and sitting in the hammocks.
I thought a lot and chatted with my friends at dinner. I think I may take off to do some hostel camping soon and try that. I don't know if I will have internet though so I may not be writing anything for a while...