Archive for January 2015

Goodbye, Costa Rica

January 4, 2015 - 5:23 pm No Comments

Caught my plane out of Juan Santamaría International Airport at the crack of dawn.

San Jose from the Air (more…)

One More Day in San Jose

January 1, 2015 - 9:49 pm No Comments

Woke up feeling a bit rough today, with a headache, unsettled stomach, and a desire to do nothing but lay in bed. But I rallied for my city tour of San Jose with a company called Expediciones Tropicales.

Our guide, Alberto, took us around the city in a small bus and told us about the history of coffee magnates, Costa Rica’s best and worst presidents, the abolition of the army, the architecture, pretty much all the things you’d expect to hear on a city tour. To accommodate our mixed group, he seamlessly flitted between English and Spanish.

We drove around in our little bus, stopping a few times to walk around. It was an absolutely perfect day to be outside, with a warm sun, fresh breeze, and happy birds chirping everywhere.

Hemingway Inn (more…)

New Year’s in San Jose: Bullfighting and Fireworks

January 1, 2015 - 11:34 am No Comments

We headed into central San Jose for dinner. Always a weird feeling when you’re with folks for the last time, knowing that you’ll probably never see them again.

The Downtown Bus (more…)