Proud to live in Costa Rica

Well the game is over, The Lions beat the Sloths. Of all the World cup games I have seen I have to say this was one of the best ones ever, one I will never forget. Chapeau for the Ticos. I don’t think we have ever encountered a more sportive attitude than the happiest people in the world. PURA VIDA gets a real meaning!

5 Orange shirts had a spot at the bar, great view to the tv screens. Surrounded by a red tide which flowed into town slowly early that morning. People asked me if I was sure we were going to the main bar in town, maybe it was “safer” to sit at home? We all know about the problems competitive sports can bring along, but here there was no bad vibe at all! The 5 of us tried to make as much noise as possible (no voice left the next morning) and we were heard! The game was full of excitement and the best atmosphere you can ever imagine.

Penalty time………….The Dutch were stronger, but the Ticos had the best defense, it was hard to score, so it was now or never. A smart decision was made by Louis van Gaal and Krul stopped 2 Penalties!!!
The crowd went very quiet while we jumped on the bar and showed off our Orange pride!
It was appreciated! 5 seconds later, it hit the bar and people came up for hugs, kisses and congratulations. We even did a T-shirt change! Almost felt like a celebrity, I don’t think I have been photographed so much in one hour.

Today, 2 days later I still feel like a celebrity, everywhere I go, I hear the Orange support, everyone seems to know that Rich Coast Diving is Dutch.
Full support will be there for the next game. Vamos a ver!

Sp happy we enjoyed this game amongst a very proud Nation. PURA VIDA Costa Rica!








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