So I got to the bus stop way to early. hehe! But now I know and can advice people to not come more than 10-15 minutes early :) I got on the bus and a guy was in my seat, so I politely told him to move. He had a case of alcohol between his legs on the floor and a drink in my cup holder as well as snacks in my pocket and asked if he had to move that too :) I said yes hehe! and the Britisher in the seat across the aisle from us smiled at me as I did at him. hehe! Well, as rocky as our start was the guy and I got along and poor guy was getting my bag and putting it back and since he didn't complain, I let him use some of my leg space :)
I fell asleep praise God and the trip was shorter because of that, but we also got there on time! Only 30 minutes late. The oasis resort is nice. The room is clean and although it looks old when you first see it, it's great. the pool is an infinity pool and the water is naturally warm and amazing. I was in the pool for 2 hours! and just didn't want to get out. Had a great discussion with the owner who is so personable. Anyone wanting to buy a resort from a super nice guy at a reasonable price, do let me know! :) he is selling. he's a civil engineer who built it all by scratch, solar paneling, water, everything. He's a nomad like me. Been traveling all his life and has been here eight years and is burnt out. Helped the school, started businesses and gave them to the locals, taught a deaf and mute guy a trade and how to sign effectively and the guy makes good money and can communicate not only with his family now but everyone else as well! Pretty awesome what this guy has single handedly done. He has a great heart.
I had a super nice dinner that Nolan had already planned for me! Drink and dessert as well! It was so much food and so good I couldn't finish it so dessert if for tonight. Read for 1-2 hours and then watched a movie.
Woke up early and had a super fantastic day. Went on a jungle trek to the waterfalls. Oh my goodness. First we had a boat ride, then started trekking up. Had been warned about leeches and saw my first one on one of the people from our hotel. They were tiny but caused her to bleed a lot. From there on out we all started getting them. Sneaky little things. got some higher than my feet even. I was counting but stopped after 12-15 hehe! It just became part of the deal then.
oh dinner is here.
So let me finish telling you about the day. It was marvelous. It truly was a jungle trek, leeches and all. And then we got to the water falls. I was in the water first and also on my bottom first as I slipped on the rocks. hehe! Then the guide pointed out the bamboo pool to hold onto to get into the water with. hehe! We went behind the water falls. Sat in the waterfalls, swam in the water. It was fantastic. Had lunch and then crossed over as the ledge with the guide and up above the water falls, crossed again it was sooo fun. All these things I've always thought would be cool and all on a such a cheap tour. Leeches, waterfalls, swimming and hiking.
Came home and jumped in the pool and ate my food and left over dessert from the night before. Life really is grand!