Yesterday morning Stijn (he pronounces it sort of like the English word “sang”) who is taking a year away from a university in Holland to “see the world” is for now a tourism intern here at Guayabo Lodge (after spending time first in Indonesia). He does all the jobs here including front desk, restaurant waiter, and was my guide to visit the archaeological site and National Monument Guayabo. We are kindred spirits as he too loves to travel and do nature photography. (He’s a good photographer too!)
Read on to see more photos of the archaeological site and then the stairs that I tumbled down last night when Stijn again came to my rescue. 🙂
My Gallery of the Archaeological Site Visit
The photo of Stijn and me above is along side the 2000 year old Guayabo Town Road while the photo below is of the mound upon which the town chief or shaman had his house and office. For more of my photos, see Guayabo National Monument Visit Gallery.
Last Night I fell down a flight of stairs landing head first
As in other falls I proved to be as hard-headed as ever though this time I got more than a knot on my head with cuts & abrasions on the head, eyebrow, cheek, and leg. But thank God no broken bone! I was just a scary-looking mess with blood all over my head and clothing. The head bleeds easier than any other place on the body.
A tourist from Colorado who said he was on a volunteer search and rescue team performed first aid with the help of others holding flashlights, wetting towels, etc. And Stijn? At the boss’s suggestion, he moved all my stuff from the upstairs room to a downstairs room (no more stairs for me!). That was a big job with everything unpacked and scattered all over the room and bathroom. Then he brought me my dinner in three courses to eat in the room and made sure I was alright before leaving me for the night.
I was in some pain much of the night and did not sleep much, but feel great today! I will stay around the lodge today, having postponed my birding hike with Stijn that was originally scheduled for this morning. 🙂 Maybe tomorrow and then the next day to Irazu Volcano. We will see if I’m up to it,. I’m not posting photos of my bruises, cuts and abrasions, but here’s the stairs this clumsy old man of 81 tumbled down last night, landing head first at the bottom . . .
¡Pura Vida! – ANYWAY!