Something woke me up at 4 am, today is Sunday July 29 and sometimes I don't know what day it is. Not sure what woke me up but when I did, I had ants crawling all over me on the bed. The hotel room is clean, but it has these large ants that are not shy as to where they will walk on. Hey, I am on a rain forest, that is normal down here. No big deal, I love waking up to write and share something of the past days riding experiences. Yesterday we traveled through Costa Rica along the shore line and into Managua Nicaragua. We wasted quite a bit of time and Ben and I were charged an extra $12 as they claimed we had to pay it again as a tourist. I showed the immigration lady my receipt that I had already paid the fee and she refused to acknowledge it and says we still have to pay in order to get through the border crossing. Ben said, let's just give them them money because we have to get out of here. The Nicaragua border crossing was a total waste of time. This ride would have been more enjoyable if it were not for the nasty border crossings as we waste the precious little time dealing with nonsense.
The cowboys waiting their turn at the Aduanas office. I hate the word Aduana now, as it has become a major waste of time and money. My funds are running very low and I have to figure out how to replenish them.
Typical border lady siting there begging people for money. Then she walks around getting next to me begging. I truly feel bad for the people here, but when you are stressed trying to deal with the officials nonsense, they get very annoying as they start grabbing you just to get your attention. Sometimes they try to take your papers creating more chaos. Seriously, our papers!!
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