We had another group dinner last night, this one a lot better than the last. First of all, the bus ride wasn’t through the winding little roads – it was on the freeway, which was definitely a welcome change. But we had only been on the bus for maybe ten minutes when we heard an earsplitting popping noise…our tire had popped. Lusa and I were sitting on the seat that was right on top of that tire, the back left one, and the bus started rattling and shaking. We had to pull over, five people had to get on the other bus (they ran off our bus like they were avoiding an execution) and we had to move to the other side of the bus to shift the weight…and then we kept going. So there we were, trucking through Costa Rica with a shot tire.
Our restaurant was on top of a mountain. We went up and up until my ears popped and we finally got there.
It was right on the edge of a cliff, and we could see the lights of San Jose below us for miles – it was an amazing view. It was also the best food I’ve had since I’ve been here. We had pineapple (like always), pollo y arroz, some type of spicy root, potatoes, and these coconut balls for dessert that were absolutely amazing. They also served us spiked fruit punch, which was kind of funny because our course coordinator is adamant that no alcohol is served during school-sponsored events on this trip, and they’ve already broken that rule like 4 times – so obviously when she finds out, it’s amusing.
After dinner, we watched a traditional dance show, which was especially great when Jeff and Alex got pulled onto the floor to dance. Jeff was pretty awkward, but it was cute, and Alex just looked like he was right at home, he was so comfortable. We all definitely got a kick out of it.
We have a class with the MBA students today – we had to read a case study and I guess we have a discussion about it this afternoon. We’re going to Escazu tonight – we drove through it last night on the way to the restaurant and it looked really cool, a lot of restaurants and bars, so we’re all looking forward to that. And then our essays are due Friday, we have two company visits and then we’re on a bus heading to the Pacific for the weekend. This week has been a whirlwind.