Started our day in Playa Samara, which honestly wasn’t super impressive. The main thing to do there is snorkel, but it started pouring rain so that was out of the question for this particular day. (Muddy water = yucky snorkling.)
If you are ever in Costa Rica, find allllllll the waterfalls. This spot wasn’t the biggest or most impressive waterfall I’ve seen, but I loved it for other reasons. Mostly being because we were the only ones there, and it is a totally unmarked local spot! Local = better.
Directions to the waterfall for your reference: https://www.twoweeksincostarica.com/belen-waterfall/
Anywho, back in Nosara today after our little day trip to Samara. Hope you like the vlog!
I really need this to be a group effort, because I MAJORLY FELL OFF. Ya girl has not worked out in a month and a half.
It feels like shizen. 💩
Something about me: when I don’t workout for extended periods of time,it doesn’t just “not feel good” in the typical 27-year old way. I feel like my body is legit breaking down. My back starts to hurt, hips hurt, everything hurtsssss when I don’t have a nice strong set of muscles to support my body.
Does this scare me? Abso-frickin-lutely. I’m terrified.
BUTTTTT for now, the best I can do is accept my pre-elderly ways and keep myself in the best shape possible. And this last month, I have done quite the opposite. Zero. Workouts.
WHY HAVE I DONE THIS?! 😭😭😭
hahaha well, we’re here now and I shared my top 3 tips on how to get back in shape!
I may or may not have done this a time or 10 in my life. So girl knows what’s up. The tips are VERY simple, but work well for me 🙂
Make sure you give the video a ‘thumbs up’ on youtube if you liked it!
Every day something new is attacking me 🤣 Really it’s just me being a chicken licken but ye know.. there’s a lot of bugs and wild animals here.
So yeah. The other day we were VISCOUSLY ATTACKED BY MONKEYS IN OUR OWN HOME. Troy doesn’t think this was a viscous attack. I highly disagree and think the footage speaks for itself. 😤 Also what is UP with the fact that they legit didn’t leave until HE started yelling. Apparently my terrified shrieking wasn’t giving the monkeys the authoritative vibes they required to GTFO. 🙄
It was honestly kind of hard to edit this video because I hate those damn monkeys so much now haha! They still scare me a bit when watching it. It’s just so weird being right beside (like we were 2- 4 ft away) wild animals. Wild animals who are coming at you with their frickin fangs out. FANGS. OUT.
Oh yeah and hissing. There was that too.🙃🙃🙃🔥🔥🔥
Anywho, I live to die another day in this crazy bleep-of-time we call life.
***A MOMENT OF DEEP THOTS CUZ IM UP LATE AND THIS HAPPENS WHEN IM UP LATE***
Nothing matters in this life, we are here for a second, and gone the next. Do what you gotta do to make YOU HAPPY, and fuck the rest of it. Because this shit is most definitely not a test run, and there are no second chances. ONE LIFE LET’S DO IT RIGHT.
***DEEP THOTS OVER***
Honestly every time I blog late at night I have a burning desire to share all my deep dark musings and CAN’T BE TAMED. But meh. Dis my blog and I say what I wantttttt. 😝
Rainmaker Park, is located about 40 mins outside Manuel Antonio. We decided to go here instead of Manuel Antonio National Park, as our local AirBnb hosts let us know that the national park was a comparable experience to the zoo.
As in, there are hoards of tours/tour guides (I HATE tour-y things) and well… yeah that’s pretty much all they told us and it was more than enough to change our plans from National Park –> private park.
Fun fact, Rainmaker Park is for sale. See, wasn’t that a fun little fact?
Anyways, there was a hella lotta nature in that place. A bit too much nature for my liking. I think I need a break from all poisonous ants, bugs, etc for like… ever.
For real tho, the other driving we’ve done this trip (Tamarindo –> Santa Teresa) was roughhhh. We are talking zero pavement, driving through river beds, the whole nine yards. Very Indiana Jones.
Anywho, in this travel vlog we drove from Jaco to Manuel Antonio! Ohhh myyyy gosh was I ever happy to GTFO of Jaco. Our last night was beyond brutal, there was legit sewage flowing into our room at midnight…
I. Can’t. Even. 😭
So yeah, I was happy to hightail outta that place, and head on to our boujee AirBnb in Manuel Antonio! ALREADY SO IN LOVE!!
But unfortunately, I was indeed catfished into staying at the biggest party hostel in Jaco, Costa Rica this week.
First off, WHY THE F IS A PARTY HOSTEL ON AIRBNB?! Like, why. 😫
Second, I could kiiiiind of tell it wasn’t going to be our vibe (aka chic and chill and QUIET) when I booked but the pickins were especially slim in Jaco so I had to go ahead and do it.
Anyways, sleep has been on a minimum since arriving in Jaco as our “luxury room” is immediately next to the pool bar. 🙄
This hostel (Selina) would actually be pretty dope if I was not a grandma👵🏻and interested in going out every night. In college, I likely would have been all about this place.
But now, my body is a TEMPLE (lol kind of ) and I am trying to keep wrinkles at a minimum. Partying does not help that situation. 😂 Also, Troy works every morning at 7. Soooooo not super ideal for us.
What I am trying to say is Selina Jaco (there is a huge chain of Selina hostels, and the one that we saw in Santa Teresa was sooo chill! Not like this at all.) should 150% not be allowed to even be posted on AirBnb. You see, AirBnb posts select boutique hotels and private homes. This place definitely isn’t under that category lol.
Anywho, we have a pretty savage AirBnb review coming their way, mostly because it’s not an appropriate posting to be on the platform. As I write this people are “wooooooing” like is spring break 2005 from the pool outside our room.
LOL. Im seriously so old. Listen to me. 😂
But anyways, tomorrow we leave for Manuel Antonio (!!!!!) AND IM SO FING EXCITED. YOU KNOW WHY??
SLOTHS LIVE IN MANUEL ANTONIO. AND LOTS OF THEM. Like, all the sloths.
Girl is on a sloth hunt, I swear. If I don’t see one I will be crushed.
Anyways, about to put in my ear plugs so I can get a few winks tonight.
This was a bit of a different style of video for me, and I really feel like it’s my best one yet. 💪🏻
First, I shared the FULL story behind my Costa Rica trip and the unique challenges associated with being in a cross-boarder relationship. (I’m Canadian, and my boyfriend is American.) I know other people have experienced similar things when dating between different countries, and it’s so rarely talked about! So I wanted to be the one to do it. Naturally. 😉
Second, this is also a vlog from our day spent in Montezuma, Costa Rica. I really liked Montezuma (even though it was small and super hippie lol) and wanted to share the experience with you.
Watch the video above to learn about what it’s like to be a Canadian dating an American. And how we have figured out how to spend more than 182 days together at a time.
Thanks for being here! Love you to the moon and back. ❤
I was so happy to vlog this because it is my first day BACK FROM HAVING THE FLU!!!
There is no better feeling in the world than coming back to health after being sick. Because there is also nothing worse than being stuck in bed, feeling poppy, and being HELLA BORED. Like, the most bored of all time.
ALL. TIME. 😭
(Yes, the dramatics are necessary.)
You can imagine the joy of being able to leave the house.
Anywho, Santa Teresa is pretty great! Today’s vlog shares my favourite lunch spot (shocker, foodie stuffs 😉 ), a cool surf competition, some adventuring, and fun times in the pool at our AirBnb!
Let’s talk about something that hasn’t really been formally addressed here. You’ve probably noticed a lot more videos and less photos lately on Skinny Belle.
OMG SO CRAZYYYYY. 🙄 *Sarcasm*
But for reals, figured I would share wtf is up with all the videos and lack of other content here.
Videos feel like a much more personal way that we can connect with one another. I love photography and still do lots (see my instagram!) but writing to you never feels as personal as talking to you directly in a video. So for now, hope you are down diggity down for this, as I plan on focusing my energy on creating awesome/funny/useful videos. Or at least that is my hope for them.😜
It’s been a HUUUUUGEEEEEE learning curve making videos, and I am confident that every upload will be better and better.
Change is good, and this little bloggity blog has changed to be more video focused. For now. 😉 Who knows what will be next!!
So yeah…. thought we should talk about that. Cuz I just kind of went and did it and didn’t really address it at all. Not that it’s something that needs addressing anyways?
UHG OVERTHINKING. 🤣
There you have it. Lots of videos on Skinny Belle. 🎥
SENDING LOVE AND HUGS AND KISSES YOUR WAY! (I’m V chipper today if you haven’t noticed lol!)