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Doc
Nov 30th, 2006, 03:15 PM
Latest blog from Maria on holiday.

My trip to Costa Rica
11/27/2006 7:48:00 PM
I just got back from Costa Rica, and it was amazing! There are not too many times in a year when I can wake up and have no sense of time. And not too many times you hear growling monkeys in the middle of the night. As my friend said, it's either the sound of monkeys or dying birds. Our villa was in, what seemed like, a jungle so I am going to assume it is monkeys. The resort was absolutely beautiful, and we had perfect weather for tanning. I can finally say that I finished filming the sequel to 'ghost'! I don't think I have ever looked so pale, as I did after Madrid. The people here were so nice, and you could really tell they appreciated everyone that came to their country.

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My typical day in Costa Rica? Wake up, open the blinds and the windows, and go back to bed. Wake up again, take a mini golf cart ride to breakfast, eat a breakfast burrito, decide if we want to lay out by the pool, or the beach (decisions, decisions!!!). Once we feel like a little skin color was obtained we head into the shade and have a little nap. Then with lots of effort we head to lunch, and choose what type of fat we would like to contribute to our behinds. This is followed by the spa treatments, which we got every day, and ohh my that was incredible! Usually, like always, I get bored during a two hour treatment because I no longer need to relax because that's all I have been doing for the last 6 hours!! Sometimes I think to myself 'I don't need those cucumbers on my eyes, my eyes are not that tired!' But here was a little different because the treatments were really something. Actually I think after my career is over I can write about all the different spa's around the world and their best treatments. Anyways the spa was followed by a little walk and some coffee. After recovering in our rooms, we all head to dinner and stuff ourselves once again! And just in case any players are reading this (fat chance) I did go to the gym a few times. You never realize how nice it is going to the gym without having someone telling what to do!! But I guess you don't get a cold towel every 20 minutes from your trainer like you did here either.
I also went swinging through the jungle. I'm very adventurous so I love anything to do with speed like cars or flying through the air. At one point we were 400 meters in the air, going 40 mph, on a skinny little rope. Amazing! Another day, we took some LTV's, dirt road cars, and headed into the village to look at some of the amazing land around the resort. We also jet-skied, which is one of my favorite things to do.

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I don't usually watch a lot of TV, and my first attempt on vacation ended quite quickly. After going through many useless channels, looking at the cold weather back in NY, I checked out ESPN. The first thing on that screen said 'live coverage of the Australian Open beginning......OFF!!! That was I started going to the gym.

I went shopping the other day and a lady came up to me and started a conversation with me. Something like this..... "Hello, my name is so and so. I have been meaning to write you for the last three months, and now that I have met you here, I can just tell you. I am a professional nutritionist and diet person. Do you work with someone like that? Well I think it will really help your career. There are times when your body looks really fit, and there are other times when you look a little puffy. I can fit you in the next couple of weeks. You know a lot of my clients are out of town because of holidays so you really caught me at a good time. Well anyways let me know, because you are going to notice a huge change......." A little puffy??? WOW. That took a lot of guts.
I am starting training again, which means that it's back to reality. I will keep you updated on how that's going!

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jimbo mack
Nov 30th, 2006, 03:27 PM
''There are times when your body looks really fit, and there are other times when you look a little puffy.''

ouch lol

ioni
Nov 30th, 2006, 03:28 PM
'a little puffy ' :lol:
:haha: :haha: :haha:

lynnlovestennis
Nov 30th, 2006, 04:41 PM
Masha on a canopy tour in CR.

Me = Jealous. :)

Justine Fan
Nov 30th, 2006, 04:49 PM
She's such a lovely girl. She comes across so natural in these blogs. I can't help but like her!

selecta
Nov 30th, 2006, 04:49 PM
who was she with ?

Nicolás89
Nov 30th, 2006, 05:02 PM
monkeys in costa rica:tape:

jenny161185
Nov 30th, 2006, 05:14 PM
wow she seems so different in her blogs so likeable and nce :)i

Sefo
Nov 30th, 2006, 06:05 PM
wow she seems so different in her blogs so likeable and nce :)i

Welcome to RealityZone, you just left HypeZone.:wavey:

le bon vivant
Nov 30th, 2006, 06:30 PM
She should have said, "No sweetheart, I dont know how, but you're obviously confusing me with Serena Williams."

The_Pov
Nov 30th, 2006, 07:54 PM
She should have said, "No sweetheart, I dont know how, but you're obviously confusing me with Serena Williams."

Could you imagine the backlash there would be against her if she said that? GM would go crazy.

2moretogo
Nov 30th, 2006, 08:32 PM
I would have laughed in the woman's face....

I agree her blogs come across as thoughtful and humorous.

!<blocparty>!
Nov 30th, 2006, 08:47 PM
Her blog is very entertaning. She probably didn't write any of it but still, it's nice.

The first thing on that screen said 'live coverage of the Australian Open beginning......OFF!!! That was I started going to the gym.


LMAO. That was pretty funny.

And, that nutritionist was spot on.

Helen Lawson
Nov 30th, 2006, 08:57 PM
I wonder if she was at Tabacon, I've been there and all that stuff she's talking about is for real and it's nice, though Helen did not care for the canopy tour.

Ben.
Nov 30th, 2006, 09:43 PM
And just in case any players are reading this (fat chance) I did go to the gym a few times. :lol:

We all no your secrets Masha :tape:

I checked out ESPN. The first thing on that screen said 'live coverage of the Australian Open beginning......OFF!!! :rolls: :rolls:

All players r like that r they, how typical :lol:

Bet she loved the monkeys or the dying birds :haha:

That is classic Maria :)

Chriskip
Nov 30th, 2006, 11:29 PM
Maybe hearing the dying birds/monkey reminded her of her screeching during her matches.

Dan23
Nov 30th, 2006, 11:37 PM
Welcome to RealityZone, you just left HypeZone.:wavey:
;)

drake3781
Dec 1st, 2006, 12:20 AM
I wonder if she was at Tabacon, I've been there and all that stuff she's talking about is for real and it's nice, though Helen did not care for the canopy tour.

No, I think she was at a big beach resort, probably the Melia Paradisus Resort at Playa Conchal from the way she describes it.

And apparently she only left the resort once, to go on a half-day canopy tour, then again to go shopping. The rest of the time, she could have been at any generic luxury beach resort in the world, getting massages, sitting by the pool, eating at hotel restaurants, and using the fitness room.

The beauty of Costa Rica is amazing, and the number of things to see and do there are almost infinite.

The country has a sea coast on both the Pacific Ocean - on the West coast - and the Carribbean Sea on its East coast. In between are lakes, mountains, volcanos, rain forest, lakes, canyons, live volcanos, primary and secondary forests, and wild rivers.

The economy of the Costa Rica is based on attracting tourists to its natural attractions - so it is very underdeveloped in order to keep the nature pristine.

Costa Rica is a major international destination for birdwatching - the variety is astounding - and for surfing. It is one of the few coasts where some sea turtles lay eggs every year, and people can visit with naturalists at night to experience this phenomenon. Hotels in these areas are built in such a way as to not disturb these habitats and to keep light of the beaches at night.

Other activities are canyoning, sailing and parasailing, hiking, touring national parks, snorkeling and diving, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, sportfishing (both deep sea and flly fishing), wildlife viewing, and hot springs.

You can hike up to a live volcano by day, then watch the top flame and fire after dark.

You can tour coffee plantations, a sugar cane farm, butterfly farms, and fruit orchards.

A lot of people hire guides, in order to see and do as much as possible.

To each his own, but IMO to travel to Costa Rica then sit around at the resort the entire time is a pity. :rolleyes:

I can't wait to go back, maybe in a month or two, if I'm lucky.

P_Fer
Dec 1st, 2006, 12:31 AM
very good blog Masha

WIMBLY2004
Dec 1st, 2006, 01:11 AM
To each his own, but IMO to travel to Costa Rica then sit around at the resort the entire time is a pity. :rolleyes:

Well, I can understand:D it depends what kind of holidays you need at that time.

Like myself, sometimes when I went on holiday I arranged all kinds of activities and tried to squeeze everything in a day; and sometimes, especially after some busy months, I just wanted to relax and lied on the beach for the whole time.

Thanks for your introduction, Costa Rica sounds like a nice place to go.

rockstar
Dec 1st, 2006, 01:46 AM
She should have said, "No sweetheart, I dont know how, but you're obviously confusing me with Serena Williams."

if she had said that, i'd be a fan of hers ;)

Brett.
Dec 1st, 2006, 02:07 AM
My typical day in Costa Rica? Wake up, open the blinds and the windows, and go back to bed. Wake up again, take a mini golf cart ride to breakfast, eat a breakfast burrito, decide if we want to lay out by the pool, or the beach (decisions, decisions!!!). Once we feel like a little skin color was obtained we head into the shade and have a little nap.


A minicart? :tape: :tape: - She's apparently very lazy and also does that means that she had to drive through all 18 golf courses to get to the Breakfast! :eek: :eek:

Brett.
Dec 1st, 2006, 02:07 AM
Maybe hearing the dying birds/monkey reminded her of her screeching during her matches.

LMAO!

perseus2006
Dec 1st, 2006, 02:14 AM
It would be great if she was able to pick up some exotic shrieks! Can't hardly wait to hear her when 2007 starts!!!

go hingis
Dec 1st, 2006, 02:36 AM
Nice blog from Maria, hope she enjoys her holiday.

Ben.
Dec 1st, 2006, 04:37 AM
It would be great if she was able to pick up some exotic shrieks! Can't hardly wait to hear her when 2007 starts!!!

:lol:

pooh14
Dec 1st, 2006, 12:14 PM
Could you imagine the backlash there would be against her if she said that? GM would go crazy.

lol, i guess there would be 5-10 threads on it, and the server crashing for hours.

anyway maria appears so much more real in her blog. somehow in her interviews, i do not find her that natural.
i think it must be the image created by the market for her.

hopefully, as she gets older, she can show her true nature more often.

Andy.
Dec 1st, 2006, 12:20 PM
finally some of you a realising that the Masha that we see on court is not the Masha that we see off court. When she is on court she is all focus and business and even a little icy but off the court she is a normal funny teenager who loves to have fun and has a great sense of humour.

jacobruiz
Dec 1st, 2006, 02:20 PM
finally some of you a realising that the Masha that we see on court is not the Masha that we see off court. When she is on court she is all focus and business and even a little icy but off the court she is a normal funny teenager who loves to have fun and has a great sense of humour.

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Maria off court is a very nice and funny girl.

Brett.
Dec 1st, 2006, 03:19 PM
That's not Maria! :lol: Its an Arabic woman! :rolleyes:

Sefo
Dec 1st, 2006, 03:45 PM
A little puffy.

Pervert old lady. I think she's referring to Masha's nipples.

xan
Dec 2nd, 2006, 12:03 PM
Her blog is very entertaning. She probably didn't write any of it but still, it's nice.



LMAO. That was pretty funny.

And, that nutritionist was spot on.

That's defiintely Maria! She writes a good blog.