Funniest Things I’ve Heard People Say in Costa Rica #1

Not to make fun of the tourists traveling for the first time in Costa Rica but they really do have some funny questions and comments.  And as you know from reading my blog, I’m the first one to make fun of myself so I’m not trying to hurt anyone’s feelings here.

So here’s the first funniest question…next week I’ll post the rest.

Guests arrive at a hotel on their first day in Costa Rica during a torrential thunder and lightning storm.  Time is approximately 4:00 p.m.

Guest: Do you think it will stop raining soon?

Front desk concierge: No, I think it will probably be raining for the rest of the day.

Guest: Is it going to rain tomorrow?

Front desk concierge gives a look of uncertainty and replies: Well, I don’t know.  Maybe.

There’s no way to tell or know if it’s going to be raining the next day or when the current rainstorm will cease.  Sure, you can look up on the weather sites for the 10 day forecast but most likely, all you’ll see is 85 degrees and thunderstorms.  Even if there aren’t any thunderstorms that actually happen, it will still state that there will be.

The weather here is totally unpredictable.  But that’s what makes it fun.  Just wait until you’re hiking in the tropical rainforest and out of nowhere a rain storm begins.  Listen to the amazing sounds created as the rain tries to fall through the canopy of the trees.  Notice how all of the birds, frogs and crickets have gone silent.  And be happy that you’re in a warm climate so that when it stops raining, your soaking wet clothes will dry off quickly.

Pura vida…Chrissy

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