Any time you travel outside of the country, you obviously no longer have reception (unless you have an international plan). And, even still, traveling to remote places or in this case a dense rain forest, even with internet (which we had), there is no reception. It is just you and your thoughts. I usually download lots of podcasts and/or spotify playlists which are my new obsessions. I know. I know. I am like 5 years behind the times. What's new? Anyway, back to my point... I thought it would be fun to start sharing and exchanging road trip playlists. I put together an island vibe playlist for Costa Rica which came in handy on our road trip.
The road trip was supposed to only take us 3 hours, but, in true Latin American fashion, we were stuck behind a wreck (no one was injured) for 3+ hours. Most of the roads in central Costa Rica were dirt roads sometimes going down to just a single lane with the opposite side of the road taking turns to go different directions. With no where to go, we just sat in the car. The locals hopped out of their cars and hung out in the rain forest. I lasted about 3 minutes outside of the car until I heard monkeys fighting and practically tripped over myself running back to the car. Thanks but no thanks. Not my monkeys. Not my circus.
In the end, we reached San Jose 7 hours later! Now, keep in mind, there is nothing along this drive other than the rain forest. As always, I had packed lots of extra water and snacks. I've said it before and I will say it again... always pack food. Anddd... if you are like me and you don't have enough thoughts to last past an hour and a half of conversation ... do yourself and your road trip partner a favor and download playlists. Check out this short video of our boredom and "dancing" in the car. Oh, and, don't forget to download the playlists and use them on your next drive!