Settling in, being a tour guide, keeping busy

Tuesday was my first actual day to settle in to my room at Hotel Capitan Suizo.  It was the first time that I didn’t have any visitors staying with me or any plans like going to Customs.  Having been here over a week now, it was a little unsettling to me that I still didn’t have my bed put together or my cleaning supplies put away.  But, with any move, it just takes time.  And of course, I’ve been keeping myself busy.   While I like to think of myself as a Type B personality, I’m really a Type A.

Besides catching up with friends, there was the visit to customs on Monday and last week was a whirlwind with my friend who had helped me move.  We went snorkeling in 82 degree water last Wednesday and the following day, we took two guests to one of the many national parks in the area, Rincon de la Vieja.

I actually really enjoy being a tour guide, perhaps it’s another position I will add to my resume someday.  Last year while visiting Jicaro Island Ecolodge on Lake Nicaragua, I took two guests on a tour of Granada.  It’s so much fun to share what I’ve learned with others.

Speaking of sharing, this past Wednesday I flew to San Jose to give a presentation to the group, Small Distinctive Hotels, on how to manage and promote their hotels through Facebook.  I stayed at Hotel Grano de Oro, where the meeting was being held, and once again enjoyed several meals in their exceptional restaurant.

Thursday had a bit more settling in and Friday I was in meetings most of the day, both in person at the hotel and via Skype.  I’m finally starting to feel a little more caught up.  Even though the beach is my backyard, being so busy, the only time I’ve been able to enjoy it is during my 5:30 a.m. sunrise walks and the occasional sunset (when it’s not raining).

Pura vida…Chrissy