I spent my first night out in Costa Rica. It seems a friend of mine felt that I was becoming a little bored sitting in my completely empty house for the past five days, waiting for my household furnishings to arrive from California. I have also been waiting patiently for Internet service to be connected. I also decided not to buy a television until I get the Internet installed first. Fortunately, I had a bunch of downloaded mp3s stored on a zip drive that I had forgotten all about, which became my only source of entertainment. I also have data on my cell phone, thank goodness, or I’d be completely cut off from the outside world.
My friend invited me to a very popular venue in Grecia called La Esquina Cervecera Sports Bar. While waiting for my new friend to arrive and my meal to be served, I jotted down a few notes. The atmosphere was pleasant, and the bar provided excellent customer service. The bartenders were friendly, and the young senorita who served me had a pleasant smile. An expat, a gentleman named Terry McLaughlin, was performing some classic rock songs that brought back a host of good memories from the 1980s.
Before Terry took to the stage, he came over to my table as I was scarfing down a tasty chicken dinner and the local Pilsen cerveza (beer) and introduced himself. I was already somewhat familiar with him because I’d been following an expat page on Facebook before ever arriving in Grecia, and he’s well known on the page. Then I told Terry that he was one of the first people I wanted to meet when I arrived in Grecia. He’s a very cool guy and performs at the bar regularly.
The crowd at the bar was in a good festive mood, and I made a number of new friends. The food was delicious and not very expensive, which suited me just fine. I like this place!
Cheers to Beto, the very chilled manager.
(Written Before Covid – 19 Outbreak)