so, we rang in 2012 in customary puerto viejo style, with a ton of illegal fireworks. well, *we* didn’t personally, but it seemed like there were more bombetas this year than ever before. there were lots of things going on in town, and lots of tourists visiting to attend them. traffic was jammed up on main street with all the cars rolling in from around the country. beach break in cocles was packed with people during the day from christmas until yesterday, but today, the second, a monday, it looks like most people have rolled back to san jose to get to work, with the exception of some “ninis” with a homemade parrilla soaking in the sun with a cooler of imperials.
a quick survey in roughly bike-by order of what we saw around town: plan beach playing at tex mex, sebastian spinning at mango sunset, junior alvarez and the calypsonians and jim vick at la costa de papito, jimmy mac dougall and los rayos at chili rojo, maurizio spinning at cafe viejo, and rising sound at the lazy mon. wow, that was a lot of linking, my fingers are tired.
2012 is shaping up to be a good year, and hopefully we can get motivated to post more. we’re also going to be relaunching and working with puertoviejo.net to see if we can’t improve on and breathe some life into puerto viejo’s oldest website (we think) which has been up on the internets since january of 1998.